Senior Lecturer of Rhetoric
BA Science and Literature, Harvard University
PhD English Literature, New York University
Essay structure; vivid phrasing; library research; 1960s American history and culture
Comic books and other graphic narratives; Cold War America
“Gritty Levity: The Giffen/DeMatteis Era of the Justice League.” In The Ages of the Justice League. Ed. Joseph J. Darowski. McFarland, 2017. (20p)
“Socking It To Shell-Head: How Fan Mail Saved a Hero from the Military-Industrial Complex.” In The Ages of Iron Man: Essays on the Armored Avenger in Changing Times. Ed. Joseph J. Darowski. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. (34p)
Seven entries for Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas. Vols. III &IV. Ed. M. Keith Booker. Greenwood Press. 2014. Entries include “Sin City,” “300,” “Charles Burns,” “Girl Genius,” and “Palestine.”
“Wait Here While I Cover the Story: a 2-Career Couple in the pages of The Flash,” presented at the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association meeting in Amherst, MA, October 2017.
“‘In Fear and Helpless Rage’: the Specter of Domestic Violence in The Incredible Hulk,” presented at the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association meeting in Keene, NH, October 2016.
“From Silent Spring to Silent Running: Conceptualizing the End of Nature in the Wake of Rachel Carson,” presented at “Poles Apart, Melting Together: Science and the Humanities Confront the Anthropocene,” at the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning at CGS, June 2015.
“‘This is a Job for Superman’: How Opening the Shirt became Canonical,” presented at the Northeast Popular Culture Association, October 2013.