Professor of English and Cinema Studies
(on leave for the 2016-17 academic year)
Massachusetts Hall - 205
Current teaching schedule available on the public course finder.
The Racial Hand in the Victorian Imagination, Cambridge University Press (September 2015)
Horror after 9/11 World of Fear, Cinema of Terror. Volume on the politics of the horror film, co-edited with Sam J. Miller, University of Texas Press (November 2011)
"The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century", Cornell University Press (2006)
"Mickey Horror: Escape from Tomorrow and the Gothic Attack on Disney," Film Quarterly 68.4 (Summer 2015): 36-43.
“On the 1886 Colonial and Indian Exhibition.” BRANCH. branchcollective.org.
The Men Who Knew Too Much: Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock (Oxford UP, 2012).
“The Potter’s Thumb/The Writer’s Hand: Manual Production and Victorian Colonial Narratives,” Novel 42.2 (2009): 253-60.
“Cosmetic Tragedies: Failed Masquerade in Wilkie Collins’s The Law and the Lady,” Victorian Literature and Culture 37 (2009): 463-81.
“What Some Ghosts Don’t Know: Spectral Incognizance and the Horror Film,” Narrative 17.1 (Jan. 2009): 95-108.
“Take Me: The Rhetoric of Donation,” The Anatomy of Body Worlds: Critical Essays on Gunther von Hagens’ Plastinated Cadavers, eds. T. Christine Jespersen, Alicita Rodríguez, and Joseph Starr (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008).
"Christina Rossetti," Encyclopedia of British Literary History, Oxford University Press.
"Tautological Crimes: Why Women Can't Steal Jewels," Novel 37.1/2 (2004)
Review of Mighall, Robert, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999). Nineteenth-Century Contexts 25.3 (2003).
"Illusory Idols/Sacred Objects: The Fake in Freud's 'The Moses of Michelangelo,'" American Imago 60.1 (2003). To be reprinted in a collection by Cambridge Scholars Press.
"'How much did you pay for this place?': Fear, Entitlement, and Urban Space in Bernard Rose's Candyman," Camera Obscura 37 (1997). Co-authored with Sianne Ngai. Reprinted in The Horror Film Reader, eds. Alain Silver and James Ursini (New York: Limelight Editions/Proscenium Publishers, 2000).