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The Literary Angel: Essays on Influences and Traditions Reflected in the Joss Whedon Series. Co-edited with AmiJo Comeford. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010.

“Fred’s Captivity Narrative: American Contexts for (Re)Writing Community Identity from Mary Rowlandson to Angel.” [Authored essay in The Literary Angel.] 69-84.

The Literary Angel was nominated for the 2011 “Mr. Pointy” award in the category of book-length work published in 2010. The “Mr. Pointy” is the juried award for scholarly writing in Whedon Studies, sponsored by the Whedon Studies Association.



“Rethinking the ‘Getting Even Part’: Feminist Anger and Vigilante Justice in a Post-9/11 America.” Co-authored with Melissa Townsend. Investigating Veronica Mars: Essays on the Teen Detective Series. Eds. Rhonda V. Wilcox and Sue Turnbull. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011. 95-109.

“Anya as Feminist Model of Positive Female Sexuality.” Sexual Rhetoric in the Works of Joss Whedon. Ed. Erin B. Waggoner. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010. 117-145.

“The Influence of Poe’s Mad Narrator in The X-Files Narrative and Mythology.” The X-Files and Literature: Unweaving the Story, Unraveling the Lie to Find the Truth. Ed. Sharon Yang. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 194-229.



“Active Presence.” [Book Review of Thelma & Louise Live!: The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film.] Film and History 38.2 (2008): 90-92.

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