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“Seduction, Prostitution, and the Control of Female Desire in Popular Antebellum Fiction.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 65 (2010): 166-91.

“Evil Children in Film and Literature: Notes toward a Genealogy.” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 22.2 (Spring 2011): 79-95

“Monstrous Schoolgirls: Casual Sex in the Twenty-First-Century Horror Film.” Red Feather: An International Journal of Children in Popular Culture 3.2 (Fall 2012): 34-50.

“The Apocalypse Begins at Home: The Antichrist-as-Child Film.” Invited essay for Apocalypse. Special Issue of Frame: Journal of Literary Studies 26.1 (May 2013): 47-59.

“Negotiations of Masculinity in American Ghost Hunting Reality Television.” Horror Studies 4.2 (Fall 2013): 225-43.

“The Appeal of the Apocalypse.” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 23.3 (Fall 2012): 203-11.

“Repeat Viewings Revisited: Emotions, Memory, and Memento.” Film Studies: An International Review 8 (2006): 106-15.

“Evil Children in Film and Literature: Notes toward a Taxonomy.” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 22.3 (Summer 2011): 177-96


Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don’t They Do It Like They Used To? (UP of Mississippi, 2014), Journal of Popular Film and Television 45.4 (2017): 232-33. 


A Companion to American Gothic (Wiley Blackwell, 2013), edited by Charles L. Crow. Journal of American Culture 39.1 (2016): 78-79.


Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies (Utah State University Press, 2013), by Lynne S. McNeill. Journal of Popular Culture 47.6 (Dec. 2014): 1330-32.


Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), by Lisa Zunshine. Journal of Popular Romance Studies 4.2 (Oct. 2014). Online.


The Politics of Childhood (Pickering & Chatto, 2013), by Anne Kordas. Journal of American Culture 37.3 (Fall 2014): 370-71.

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"Girl Meets Shark: From The Shallows (2016) and 47 Meters Down (2017) to The Meg (2018).” Gothic Nature, vol. 1, no. 1, 2019, pp. 295-99.