Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
Director of Film Studies Program
205 Massachusetts Hall
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)
“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).
Review of Malton, Sara. Forgery in Nineteenth-Century Litearture and Culture: Fictions of Finance from Dickens to Wilde (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), RAVoN 56 (Nov. 2009).
Review of Yeazell, Ruth Bernard. Dutch Painting and the Realist Novel: Art of the Everyday (Princeton:Princeton UP, 2008), Nineteenth-Century Contexts 32 (March 2010): 79-81.
Review of Linett, Maren Tova, Modernism, Feminism, and Jewishness (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007), Novel 43.2 (Summer 2010): 361-63.
Review of Valman, Nadia. The Jewess in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture. (Cambridge:Cambridge UP, 2007), Journal of Victorian Culture 14 (2009): 155-59.
Review of Mighall, Robert, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), Nineteenth-Century Contexts 25.3 (2003).
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