Regina Hansen

Master Lecturer, Rhetoric

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


The Coming Storm, young adult novel published by Atheneum Books for Young readers/Simon and Schuster (2021)

Giving the Devil His Due: Satan and Cinema (with Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Fordham UP 2021)

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.


Contributor to The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal Review, Enchanted Living Magazine and The Conversation

“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.

Author Website

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.