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North American Lake Monsters

North American Lake Monsters

Small Beer Press. 2013

Nathan Ballingrud's Shirley Jackson Award winning debut collection is a shattering and luminous experience not to be missed by those who love to explore the darker parts of the human psyche. Monsters, real and imagined, external and internal, are the subject. They are us and we are them and Ballingrud's intense focus makes these stories incredibly intense and irresistible. These are love stories. And also monster stories. Sometimes these are monsters in their traditional guises, sometimes...

Waverley Magazine

Waverley Magazine

At Home in the Whedonverse

At Home in the Whedonverse

McFarland. 2017

From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Joss Whedon's work presents various representations of home spaces that give depth to his stories and storytelling. Through the spaceship in Firefly, a farmhouse in Avengers: Age of Ultron or Whedon's own house in Much Ado About Nothing, his work collectively offers audiences the opportunity to question the ways we relate to and inhabit homes. Focusing on his television series, films and comics, this collection of new essays...

Baghdad Central (A Hulu Series)

Baghdad Central (A Hulu Series)

Bitter Lemon Press. 2014

Baghdad, 2003: Iraqi police inspector Muhsin al-Khafaji investigates the disappearance of young women Translated bys working for the American occupation forces.

Dark Forces at Work

Dark Forces at Work

Lexington Books. 2019

Dark Forces at Work examines the role of race, class, gender, religion, and the economy as they are portrayed in, and help construct, horror narratives across a range of films and eras. These larger social forces not only create the context for our cinematic horrors, but serve as connective tissue between fantasy and lived reality, as well. While several of the essays focus on “name” horror films such as IT, Get Out, Hellraiser, and Don’t Breathe, the collection also features essays focused...