Professor of English and Cinema Studies
205 Massachusetts Hall
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).