presentations

Roundtable Presenter. "Highbrow Horror: Taste and Style in the New 'Prestige Horror.'" 

 

Presenter. "Anti-nostalgia in Postmillennial Horror Film: The Remake." Southwest Popular Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM. February 2018.

Invited Presenter. “Spine Chillers: Why We Seek the Scary.” Flagstaff Public Library. Flagstaff, AZ. April 5, 2017.

 

Presenter. “American Horror Story and the Origins of Evil.” Southwest Popular Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM. February 2017.

Roundtable Presenter. “Bad Robot: Are Robots the New Zombie?” Southwest Popular Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM. February 2017.

Roundtable Presenter. “Horror Fiction: The Changing Literary Scene.” Southwest Popular Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM. February 2017.

Presenter. “From Superpredators to Sociopaths: Killer Kids from the 1990s to the Present.” Southwest Popular Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM. February 2016.

Roundtable Presenter. “Could It Be ... Satan? Horror and Moral Panic.” Southwest Popular Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM. February 2016.

“Youth Group Violence and the Feral Child Narrative.” Southwest Popular Culture Association, 2015.

 

“The Horrors of War” (Roundtable Presenter). Southwest Popular Culture Association, 2015.

 

“The Return of the Possessed: The Possessed Child Narrative of the New Millennium.” Southwest Popular Culture Association, 2014.

 

“Horror Television" (Roundtable Chair). Southwest Popular Culture Association, 2014.

 

“Satan’s Spawn: The Antichrist-as-Child Film.” Southwest Popular Culture Association, 2013.

 

“Horror Film Remakes” (Roundtable Presenter). Southwest Popular Culture Association, 2013.

 

“Disease and Deviance in Antebellum America.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 2012.

 

“Judging a Book by its Cover: Paperback Art, Evil Children, and the 1980s Horror Industry.” Northeast Modern Language Association, 2012.

 

“Evil Children in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture” (Panel Chair). Modern Language Association, 2012.

 

“Sensationalism in Temperance Literature.” Modern Language Association, 2012.

 

“The Antebellum Origins of the Superhero.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 2011.

 

“Monstrous Infants and the Mothers Who Love Them: It’s Alive! (2008) and Grace (2009).” Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association, 2011.

 

“Evil Children in Film and Literature” (Invited Speaker). Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference, 2011.

 

“Poe, Madness, and Murder” (Invited Speaker). The Big Read at Rhode Island College, 2010.

 

“Assessing the Assessment: Roundtable on Portfolios and Student Self-Assessments” (Roundtable Presenter). University of Connecticut’s Fifth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, 2010.  

 

“Antebellum Predecessors of the Anti-Hero.” Northeast Modern Language Association, 2009.

 

“More Sinned Against than Sinning: The Prostitute in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Literature.” Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Studies Association, 2007.

 

“Domesticity and Patriotism in Hawthorne’s Romances.” College English Association, 2006.

 

“Emotions, Memory, and Memento.” Center for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image, 2004.