Education & Professional History
Iowa State University, BS; University of Iowa, MA; University of Massachusetts (Amherst), PhD
At Carleton since 1999.
Highlights & Recent Activity
“Traumatic History and the Prosthesis of Myth in The Best Years of Our Lives” in John M. Price (ed), Refocus: The Films of William Wyler (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming March 2023).
“Diagnosing Mental and Moral Disability in Post 9/11 Popular American Film Narrative” in Whitney Hardin and Julia Kiernan (eds), Adaptations of Mental and Cognitive Disability in Popular Media (New York: Lexington Books, 2022).
“Seeing and Touching the Bodies of Others: Evolving the Male Animal toward Secular Moral Enlightenment in the Planet of the Apes Reboot Franchise” in Terence McSweeney and Stuart Joy (eds), Contemporary American Science Fiction Film (London: Routledge, 2022).
“Kubrick’s Gangster Artistry: Contradiction and Hybridity in The Killing” in Elsa Colombani (ed), A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick (New York: Lexington Books, 2020).
“‘She’s the King of the World!’ Modernizing Melodrama in Titanic” in Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna (eds), A Critical Companion to James Cameron (New York: Lexington Books, 2019).
Co-editor, Special Issue on Historical Film and Television, Gender & History 30.3 (October 2018).
Co-author, “Epistemology and Mediation in Historical Film and Television: How the Gendered Past is Constructed in Knowledge and Representation,” Gender & History 30.3 (October 2018).
“‘Too Marvelous For Words’: Bogart and Bacall’s Dark Passage through Myth to the Enlightenment of Modernized Melodrama,” Film Criticism 42.1 (March 2018).
“‘Sing Me a Song of a Lass That is Gone’: Myth and Meaning in the Starz Original Series Outlander,” Quarterly Review of Film & Video 35.1 (2018).
“Film Lecturing for the National Audubon Society: Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America,” The Moving Image 17.1 (2017).
“Audubon Screen Tours: The National Audubon Society and the Making of a 16mm Network,” Film History: An International Journal 28.1 (2016).
“Vampires Suck! Twihards Rule!!! Myth and Meaning in the Twilight Saga Franchise, Quarterly Review of Film & Video 32.3 (2015).
CAMS 186: Film Genres
CAMS 211: Film History II
CAMS 225: Film Noir: The Dark Side of the American Dream
CAMS 400: Integrative Exercise
CAMS 110: Introduction to Cinema and Media Studies
CAMS 330: Cinema Studies Seminar