scholarly articles

Publishing scholarship is as important to me as publishing fiction; both inform my writer's soul. Here's a listing of some of the scholarly articles I've published. Enjoy!


“Writing Suspense(fully).” In Teaching Creative Writing: Practical Approaches. Ed. Elaine Walker. Professional and Higher Partnership, Ltd, 2011. (forthcoming).
 
Configuring Space and Sexuality: Nancy Drew Enters The Bluebeard Room.” Murdering Miss Marple: Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the New Golden Age of Women's Crime Fiction. Ed. Julie Kim. McFarland: Jefferson, NC, 2011. (forthcoming)
 
“Sleuth, Interrupted: Disrupting Developmental Sexuality in the Pages of Nancy Drew.” Girls Interrupted. Eds. Jennifer Rich and Patricia Juliana Smith. (forthcoming)
 

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon: The Slasher as Burlesque.” Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights, and Fun of the Slasher Film. Ed. Vince A Liaguno. Dark Scribe Press, 2011. (forthcoming)

 
“Adapting Perfection: The Celluloid Nancy Drew.” Adaptation Theories. Ed. Jillian St. Jacques. Jan van Eyck Press: Amsterdam, 2011. (forthcoming)
 
Vicki Barr en français: Issues in Translating Silver Wings for Vicki.” Dime Novel Round Up 80.5 (2011)” 148-162.
 
“Introduction: Of Muscles and Men: The Functions and Forms of Sword and Sandal Movies.” Of Muscles and Men: Essays on the Sword and Sandal Film. Editor. McFarland: Jefferson, NC, 2011. 1-14.
 
“Beefy Guys and Brawny Dolls: He-Man, the Masters of the Universe, and Gay Clone Culture.” Of Muscles and Men: Essays on the Sword and Sandal Film. Editor. McFarland: Jefferson, NC, 2011. 154-174.
 
“Reconfiguring a Man’s ‘Place’ in History: Space, Sexuality, and Piers Gaveston in Henry Sewell Stokes’ Restormel.” Pennsylvania Literary Journal. 2.2 (Winter 2011): 91-116.
 
“Nancy Drew’s Awkward Age.” Dime Novel Round Up 80.1 (February 2011): 4-16.
 
“Dyadic Relationships in Girls’ Detective Series Books: The Case of Vicki Barr, Flight Stewardess.” EAPSU Journal Online (English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities) 7.1 (2010): 118-144.
 
“Clashing Genres: (No) Sex and (No) Violence in the Christopher Cool, TEEN Agent Series.” The Boy Detectives: Essays on the Hardy Boys and Others. Editor Michael G. Cornelius. McFarland: Jefferson, NC: 2010. (forthcoming)

 

“Introduction: The Nomenclature of Boy Sleuths.” The Boy Detectives: Essays on the Hardy Boys and Others. Editor Michael G. Cornelius. McFarland: Jefferson, NC: 2010. (forthcoming)

 

“Configuring Identity and Flights of Fancy in the Vicki Barr, Flight Stewardess Series.” CLUES: A Journal of Detection. Spring 2009. 27.1 (2009): 33-48.

 

“‘They blinded her with science’: Science Fiction and Technology in Nancy Drew.” Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths: Critical Essays on Nancy Drew and Other Girls Sleuths. Editor. Co-editor: Melanie Gregg. McFarland: Jefferson, NC: 2008.

 

“Introduction: The Mystery of the ‘Moll Dick.’” Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths: Critical Essays on Nancy Drew and Other Girls Sleuths. Editor. Co-editor: Melanie Gregg. McFarland: Jefferson, NC: 2008.

 

“Sex and Punishment in Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘The Miller’s Tale.’” Bloom’s Literary Themes: Sexuality. Chelsea House: New York, 2009. 

 

“Gawain’s Unfulfilled/Unfulfilling Quest.” Bloom’s Literary Themes: The Hero's Journey. Chelsea House: New York, 2009.

 

“Edward II’s Second Act.” White Crane Journal. 76 (April 2008).

 

“‘Ulysses,’ Tennyson, and the Folly of Time.” The Piker Press. 9 Jul 2007.

 

“Elizabeth Cary’s Conversion and The History of Edward II.” The Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal. LII.I (Winter 2007): 27-32.

 

“Teaching Shakespeare from Film for Introductory Literature Courses.” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 13.1 (Spring 2006): 23-40.

 

“Chaucer’s Ploughman and the Nobility of Toil.” In Black Earth, Ivory Tower. Ed. Z. M. Jack. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2005.

 

“Conradin, Hawking: A Queer Revisionist History of the Last Hohenstaufen King of Medieval Sicily.” EnterText: The Cultural Studies Journal of Brunel University 2.3

 

“Cultural Collision: A Critical Review of Shakespeare and the Nancy Drew Novel, Crime in the Queen’s Court.” Magazine Americana. August 2005.

 

“Cultural Collusion: Njal’s Saga and the Archetypal American Action Hero.” Magazine Americana. October 2003.

 

“Bearly Grotesque: Perspective, Representation, and Falstaffian Desire.” Verisimilitude: A Cultural Quarterly for Engaging Masculinities 1.1

 

“Robert Henryson’s Pastoral Burlesque.” Fifteenth-Century Studies, vol. 28 Ed. Edelgard E. DuBruck and Barbara Gusick. Camden House, 2003.

 

“Genre, Representation, and Perspective in William Dunbar’s ‘Mariit Wemen.’” SCOTIA: Interdisciplinary Journal of Scottish Studies 23.1 (1999) 17-32.

 

“‘Only the penitent man shall pass’: Humility as Hallmark of the Medieval Warrior-King in ‘The Battle of Maldon’ and Henry V.” The Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal 45.3 (2000) 96-103.

 

 

 

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