Specializing in late medieval/early modern literature, I also have interdisciplinary expertise in what is commonly referred to as affect theory (after Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, and Brian Massumi), intersectional feminism (after Sara Ahmed, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Karen Barad, bell hooks, and Donna Haraway), and contemporary fiction. The affect theory strand of my research has developed into a body of work interfacing nomadic, processual thought with literature, pedagogy, the gothic, and science fiction, in journal articles and edited collections. The Wycliffite/Lollard strand of my research focuses on the vernacular texts associated with the Wycliffite/Lollard heresy (c.1380-1530). The Wycliffite Repository, an online select concordance generated from an assemblage of 432 Middle English texts, makes my work freely available for consultation.

Other Publications

“Tarzan, Cheemo and Teddy Drink Beer and Meet Aliens at the Lake. No, Really, They Do: Drew Hayden Taylor’s Irreverent Indigenous SFs.” Fantastika Journal 1 (2017): 227-231 http://www.fantastikajournal.com/fantastika-issues.html “Years of Teaching Dangerously: Interfacing Thomas Cromwell in Canon and Fandom, Michael Drayton, ‘W.S.’, and Hilary Mantel.” Theory Lessons: Putting Theory into Practice in the Contemporary Classroom. Editor Becky McLaughlin. Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2017. 201-225 http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/63541 “‘With Teeth’: Beyond Theoretical Violence in Gothic Studies.” The Dark Arts Journal: New and Emerging Voices in Gothic Studies 2.1 (2016) https://thedarkartsjournal.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/the-dark-arts-journal-2-21.pdf “The Silence between Words: Events of Becoming through Trauma in A.L. Kennedy’s ‘What Becomes.’” Journal of the Short Story in English 62 (2014): 131-147 https://jsse.revues.org/1438 Forthcoming “Everyday Para-Gothic Assemblages.” A Feel for the Text: Affect Theory and Literary Critical Practice: Editor Stephen Ahern. “Accidents of Occidentalism: Women, SF, and the West.” The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. Editor Melanie Marotta. Andrew Tate’s Apocalyptic Fiction. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. For Fantastika Journal.


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