Master's Degree: Louisiana State University, 1987
PhD: Louisiana State University, 2010
Phone: (225) 578-3032
Office: 122-C Prescott Hall
Area of Interest
Adolescent Literature, Horror Literature, Zombie Studies
The Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth. Co-authored
with Anthony Fonseca. Greenwood Press, 2014.
Monstrous Bodies: Feminine Power in Young Adult Horror Fiction. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishers, 2014.
“We’re Them and They’re Us”: Zombies, Evil and Moral Agency in American Culture,” Evil in American Culture, Sharon Packer, editor. Greenwood Press, 2014.
"Real or Not Real--Katniss Everdeen Loves Peeta Melark: The Lingering Effects of Discipline in the Hunger Games Trilogy," Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, Miranda Green-Barteet, Amy Montz, and Sara K. Day, editors. Ashgate Press: UK, 2014.
Hooked on Horror III: A Guide to Reading Interests in the Genre. Co-authored with
Anthony Fonseca. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
Read On . . . Horror Fiction. Co-authored with Anthony Fonseca. Littleton , CO : Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
Hooked on Horror: A Guide to Reading Interests in the Genre , 2nd edition. Co-authored with Anthony Fonseca. Littleton , CO : Libraries Unlimited, 2002.
Hooked on Horror: A Guide to Reading Interests in the Genre , 1st edition. Co-authored with Anthony Fonseca. Littleton , CO : Libraries Unlimited, 1999.
Editor of Dead Reckonings: A Review Magazine for the Horror Field
“Gothic, Romantic, or Just Sado-Masochistic? Gender and Manipulation in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga,” 21st
“Our Zombies, Ourselves: Exiting the Foucaldian Universe in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead ,” the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels Since 2000, Danel Olsen, editor. Lanhan, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011
“Sexually Ambiguous or Liminal? Some Thoughts on Carol Clover's Final Girl in the Teen Slasher Film” Dissections: The Journal of Contemporary Horror (http://www.simegen.com/writers/dissections/ ) 2008.
“Charlie's Evolving Moral Universe: Filmic Interpretations of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ,” Fantasy Fiction into Film, Leslie Stratner and James Keller, editors. Jefferson , NC : McFarland Publishing, 2007.
FORTHCOMING ESSAYS IN COLLECTIONS
“All Grown Up: Filmic Interpretations of Roald Dahl’s Novels,” Roald Dahl Casebook, Ann Alston and Charles Butler, editors. PalgraveMacMillan, 2012
“Blood and Bitches: Sexual Politics and the Female Lycanthrope in Young Adult Fiction,” Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology, Caroline Picart, editor. New York: Palgrave, 2012