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Office: L235

Phone: 847-925-2389


Courses Taught:

English 101

English 102

Literature 115

American Lit. I


PhD, University of Connecticut, 2004

MA, University of Connecticut, 1997

BA, Dartmouth College, 1995

Academic Interests:

Graphic Novels, Comic Books, and Comic Art

Memory and Nostalgia Studies

African American Literature and Film

Selected Publications:

“Quotations from the Future: Harvey Kurtzman's 'Superduperman,' Nostalgia, and Alan Moore's Miracleman.“ Studies in American Humor. New Series 3, No. 30 (2014). 169-189. Print.

“Bodies, Transfigurations, and Bloodlust in Edie Fake's Graphic Novel Gaylord Phoenix.“ Journal of Medical Humanities. 34.2 (Spring 2013). 301-313. Print.

“What Manner of Man Is He?“: Humor and Masculine Identity in Captain Marvel's World War II Adventures.“ Studies in American Humor. New Series 3, No. 27 (2013). 33-62. Print.

“Bumbazine, Blackness, and the Myth of the Redemptive South in Walt Kelly’s Pogo” in Brannon Costello and Qiana J. Whitted (Eds), Comics and the US South.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012.  29-61.

Selected Recent Nonacademic Essays:

“'NAY, NEVER WILL I SERVE THEE, MR. MIND!' Or, 'I Think I Was Always a Fawcett Kid': An Interview with Harlan Ellison.“ Alter Ego #138 (March 2016). Print.

“Fighting Distance, Fighting Time“ in Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby. Eds. Charles Hatfield and Ben Saunders. San Diego: IDW Publishing, 2015. Print.

“Always Back to the Rain: Lou Reed's 'Wild Child.'“ Maura Magazine. April 23, 2015. Web.

“How to Read The Curse of the Werewolf.“ The Los Angeles Review of Books. October 31, 2014. Web.

“Brass City: Notes on the film Stanley & Iris.“ Bright Wall/Dark Room. June 2014. Web.

“Peter Laughner's Ghost.“ Maura Magazine. May 23, 2013. Web.

Selected Conference Papers/Presentations:

“A Conversation with James Sturm and Enrico Riley.“ Designed and co-moderated with Nhora Lucia Serrano at the 2015 Dartmouth Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference, May 8, 2015.

“Sacred Spaces in Justin Green's Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary,“ presented at a forum on comics and religion co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College, April 2015.

“'My Fantastic Inimitable Mental Machinations!: Richard 'Grass' Green's Minicomics and African American Comedy,“ presented at the International Comic Arts Forum at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at the Ohio State University, November 2014.

“'Like Comics Without Panels': A Discussion of the Art of Chicago Cartoonists Edie Fake and Marnie Galloway,“ presented at Bryn Mawr College, April 11, 2014.

“Walt Kelly's Bridgeport,“ presented at the Festival of Cartoon Art at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Ohio State University, November 14 and 15, 2013.

“Queer Comics, Transmogrification, and Edie Fake's Gaylord Phoenix,“ presented at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, April 19-21, 2013.