Research & Scholarship
Contemporary American Literature
Race and Gender in American Culture Ellison & Morrison
Freaks and Geek
Literature of the Atomic Age
“‘A Stronger Loving World’?: Destruction, Compassion, and Megalomaniacs in Alan Moore’s Watchmen.” Faces of the Apocalypse: Change and Adaptability at the End. Interdisciplinary Press. Forthcoming.
“Who’s Pro-creating Now?: Two Sides of Parenting in the Academe.” With Dr. Scott Dimovitz. The Road to Tenure: Interviews, Rejections, and other Humorous Experiences, ed. Erin Marie Furtak & Ian Renga. Rowman & Littlefield. Forthcoming.
“Another ‘Atheist’s Bible’: Knowledge defeats Hocus Pocus.” Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut, ed. Robert J. Tally. Salem Press, 2013.
“Sherman Alexie and Popular Culture: Magic in the Mix.” American Indians and Popular Culture, ed. Elizabeth Delaney Hoffman, 2011.
"Wittman's Transitions: Multivocality and Play in Tripmaster Monkey." MELUS 30.3, 2005.
"‘One Spoke for All’: Unity, Individualism, and Faulkner's Voices that Just Won't be Ignored." Southern Studies 12.1, 2005.
"Lone Monkey to Family Man: Evolving Inclusion in Tripmaster Monkey." Connotations 12.2-3, 2003.
Followed by a response letter from Maxine Hong Kingston in Connotations 13.1-2, 2003.
The Apocalypse is Here, Again: Moral Ambiguities and Human Failings in Watchmen,” Oxford University, Oxford. Summer 2013.
“Ambivalent Mothering and Matriarchies in Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine ." RMMLA, Boulder. Fall 2012.
“Boom Time for English? How a Small Liberal Arts Department Doubled its Number of Majors in Three Years.” Panel discussion, RMMLA, Boulder. Fall 2012.
“Teaching Watchmen: Translating the Graphic Novel into English (Lit),” Rocky Mountain Comics Convention, Denver. Summer 2012.
“Freedom in (and from) a Remodeled Victorian: Franzen’s Neo-Suburbia,” Peripheral Visions: Suburbs Representation and Innovation, Kingston University, England. Summer 2011.
“‘Reservation of My Mind’: The Problematic Potential of Sherman Alexie’s Protected Spaces,” Sites of Citizenship Conference, King’s College, London. Summer 2011.
“Electrifying Grading,” Fall Faculty Conference on Technologies and Teaching, Regis University, Denver. Fall 2010.
“Sherman Laughs (and Cries) with You.” American Literature Association, MELUS panel: Ethnicity and Humor, San Francisco. Spring 2010.
"Is Vanity Fair?: Teaching Lolita as 'The Only Convincing Love Story of our Century.'" American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco. Spring 2004.