Regina Hansen

Master Lecturer of Rhetoric


BA English/Anthropology, Tufts University
PhD English Literature, Boston College

Teaching interests: Composition and Rhetoric (with a focus on philosophical issues, the fantastic and popular culture)

Research interests: Supernatural literature and film, the fantastic in popular culture, religion in film, Neo-Victorianism

Selected publications:

Supernatural, Humanity and the Soul: The Highway to Hell and Back. Palgrave Macmillan Publishing. 2015.

Roman Catholicism in Fantastic Film, edited collection. McFarland Publishing, 2011.


“Stephen King’s IT and Dreamcatcher on screen: hegemonic white masculinity and nostalgia for underdog boyhood” Science Fiction Film and Television. 10:2 (2017): 161-176.

“Catholicism and The X-Files: Dana Scully and the Harmony of Faith and Reason” Science Fiction Film and Television. 6:1 (2013): 55-69.

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Contributor (frequent) to children’s magazines, Calliope and Dig (Cobblestone Press), 2011-present.

PEN/New England Children’s Book Caucus “Discovered” Writer, 2004.