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Graduate Student Publications


Our students publish in a range of outlets and across diverse fields. The emphasis here is on recent publications by current students and recent graduates and includes only material published from 2014 to the present or material that is forthcoming (in press).

Alfaro, José
  • “Soldadera” The Armored Rebozo.” Soldadera, series edited by Jennifer Doyle. KCET: Artbound, 16 July, 2015.
Ante-Contreras, Daniel
  • “Bioshock’s Paranoid States: The Gamer Within a History of White Male Victimization.” Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, vol. 7, no. 3, 2015, pp. 225-242.
  • “Change the World with a Bullet: The Cold War Origins of the School Shooting Film.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video vol. 32, no. 7, 2015, pp. 643-659.
Antinora, Sarah
  • “The Rhetoric of the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement: Resistance against Commodification, Consumption, and ‘Social Death.’” the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north, vol. 6, no. 2, 2014, pp. 7-35.
  • “Please Let This Be Much Ado About Nothing: ‘Kill Claudio’ and the Laughter of Release.” Cerae: An Australian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies vol. 1, 2014, pp. 1-21.
Attebery, Stina
  • Review of Parables of the Posthuman. Science Fiction Film & Television, vol. 10, no. 2, 2017.
  • “Indigenous Posthumans; Cyberpunk Surgeries and Biotech Boarding Schools in File Under Miscellaneous and SyFy’s Helix.” Extrapolation, vol. 57, 2016, pp. 95-116.
  • “Zombie Tapeworms in Late Capitalism: Accelerating Clinical and Reproductive Labor in Mira Grant’s Parasitology,” Medical Humanities, vol. 42, no. 4, 2016, pp. 232-237.
  • “Coshaping Digital and Biological Animals: Companion Species Encounters and Biopower in Video Games Pikmin and Pokémon.” Humanimalia,  vol. 6, no. 2, 2015.
Beehler, Paul
  • “Training International Teaching Assistants Through a Writing Across the Curriculum Course.” Double Helix 2016, vol. 4.
Best, Jessica
  • “‘The Reagans Have Had a Very Bad Effect on You’: Neoliberalism and Queer Possibilities in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” The 25 Sitcoms That Changed Television: From I Love Lucy to Modern Family, edited by Aaron Barlow and Laura Westengard, Praeger, 2017, pp. 196-212.
Butler, Miranda
  • “Not That Cthulhu,” review of Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Science Fiction Studies, vol. 44, no. 2, 2017, pp. 368–371.
Carlson, Brittany 
  • Brittany Carlson “Blowing off Steam: Victorian Narratives of Frustration about Mathematics and its Discoverers.” The Mathematical Intelligencer, vol. 4, no. 1, April 2022, pp. 1-4
Castaneda, Clarissa
  • “Archival Principles, Performative Flowerings, and Counterpoint in Ben Jonson’s Masques.” The Ben Jonson Journal, vol. 21, no. 1, 2014, pp. 38-52.
Cheang, Kai Hang
  • Review of Global Asian American Popular Cultures, Journal of American Studies, forthcoming, pp. 1-6.
  • “Cuteness: The Aesthetic Category of a Dystopic Global Asia.” Social Text Online, forthcoming, pp. 1-10.
  • “Exultant and Cautionary Imagining at the Interstices of Architecture, Technology and Culture: An Interview with Olalekan Jeyifous,” Science Fiction Studies vol. 43, no.2, 2016, pp. 419-423.
  •  “Guan Gong.” Encyclopedia of Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms, edited by Lan Dong, ABC-CLIO, 2016, pp. 329-334.
  • “On the Curious Case of a Black Slave Owner in Edward P. Jones’s The Known World — or a Queer Reading of Black Abjection and Autonomy,” Gender Forum, vol. 50, 2014.
Contreras, Alicia
  • “‘I’ll Publish Your Cowardice All Over California’: María Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s The Squatter and the Don in the Age of William Dean Howells and American Realism.” American Literary Realism, vol. 49, no. 3, 2017, pp, 210-225.
Cox, Alicia
  • “Recovering a Sovereign Erotic: Two-Spirit Writers ‘Reclaim a Name for Ourselves,’” The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature, edited by Deborah Madsen, Routledge, 2016, pp. 84-94.
  • “Remembering Polingaysi: A Queer Recovery of No Turning Back as a Decolonial Text.” Studies in American Indian Literatures vol. 26, 2016, pp. 54-80.
Crosby, Ray
  • “‘The Weakest Pilgrim Going’: Pilgrimage in Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations.” Unsettling Dickens: Process, Progress and Change, edited by Christine Huguet and Paul Vita, Sagittaire, 2016, pp. 131–56.
Datcher, Michael
  • Americus. Safkhet Select, 2014.
  • Founding editor: The Truth About Fact: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction.
Dumortier, Laurence
  • ”The Time I Lost My Virginity in the Catacombs of Paris,” Hairpin, June 25, 2015.
  • “Baby Blues and Broken Hearts,” Human Parts, 7 April, 2015.
Eason, Edward
  • “Conjugal Friendship in the Creation of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth.’ English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 59, 2016, pp. 67-86.
  • Review of Wilfred Owen: An Illustrated Life. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, vol, 59, no. 2, 2016, pp. 238=240.
Epstein-Corbin, Sean
  • “From ‘American Hemans’ to Global Savant: The Structure of Sentimental Cosmopolitanism of Pleasant Lands.” Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views, edited by Mary Louise Kete and Elizabeth Petrino, University of Massachusetts Press, 2018.
  • “‘The Sentiment of Rationality’: William James and the Sentimental Tradition.” William James Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, 2017, pp. 27-48.
  • “Pragmatism, Feminism, and the Sentimental Subject.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy vol. 50, no, 2, 2014, pp. 220-245.
Evans, Taylor
  • “The Race of Machines: Blackness and Prosthetics in Early American Science Fiction.” American Literature, forthcoming 2018.
  • “Of Race and Robots.” Critical Insights: Isaac Asimov, edited by Keith Booker, Salem Press, 2017, pp. 128-42.
  • “The Technology of Race: White Supremacy and Scientifiction.” Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts vol. 27, no. 1, 2016, pp. 47-67.
Fernandez, Leslie J.
Fox (Mann), Regis
  • Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival. University of Florida Press, 2017.
  • Review of Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature. Studies in the Novel, vol. 48, no. 3, 2016, pp. 390-391.
  • “‘Forever Perverse, Queer, Askew’: Notes on Slavery and Resistance in African American Studies,” Journal of American Studies, vol. 49, no. 1, 2015.
Friedrich, Jennie
  • “Concordia discors: The Traveling Heart as Foreign Object in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.” The Passenger: Medieval Texts and Transitsm, edited by James Smith, Punctum Books, 2017.
Garascia, Ann
  • “Handcrafting Archives: the Sounds of the Cockettes’ Intimate Archiving Practices,” forthcoming in Criticism, 2017 (issue forthcoming).
  • “The Freak Show’s ‘Missing Links’: Krao Farini and the Pleasures of Archiving Prehistory.” Journal of Victorian Culture, vol. 21, no. 4, 2016, pp. 433-455.
Gautreau, Justin
  • “‘Movie Plots Pushed into Prose’: The Extra Girl, Will Hays, and the Novel of Silent Hollywood.” Adaptation, vol. 7, no. 3, 2014, pp. 229-254.
  • “‘Clearer Than Real’: A History of Mediated Realities in Pynchon’s Against the Day.” Genre, vol. 47, no. 2, 2014, pp. 141-170.
Gold, Rochelle
  • “”Reparative Social Media: Resonance and Critical Cosmopolitanism in Digital Art,” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Art, vol. 59, no. 1, 2017, pp. 123-147.
  • and Kimberly Hall, “Hybrid Bodies and New Media Narratives: Critical Media Literacy in the Literature Classroom.” Teaching Literature with Digital Technology, edited by Tim Hetland, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017.
Hall, Kimberly
  • “Snapchat’s Failed Ephemerality,” Amodern, 7: 2017.
  • and Rochelle Gold, “Hybrid Bodies and New Media Narratives: Critical Media Literacy in the Literature Classroom.” Teaching Literature with Digital Technology, edited by Tim Hetland, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017.
  • “Selfies and Self-Writing: Cue Card Confessions as Social Media Technologies of the Self,” Television and New Media, vol. 17, no. 3, 2016, pp/ 228-242.
  • “The Writing Is on the Wall: Epidemiology and the Anticipated Ends of Social Media.” In Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory, edited by Kari Nixon and Lorenzo Servitje, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 121-141.
  • “The Authenticity of Social-Media Performance: lonelygirl15 and the Amateur Brand of Young-Girlhood.” Women and Performance 25, 2015, pp. 128-142.
Jarvis, Michael
  • “Anger Translator: Jordan Peele’s Get Out.” Science Fiction Film & Television, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018, pp. 97-109.
  • “‘All in the Day’s Work’: Cold War Doctoring and Its Discontents in William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch.” Literature and Medicine, vol. 35, no. 1, 2017, pp. 183-202.
Johnston, Katy Warren
  • “Metadata, Metafiction and the Stakes of Surveillance in Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad.” American Literature, vol. 89, no. 1, 2017, pp. 155-184.
Johnson, Robyn
  • “Brer Rabbit’s Coattails: Exploring Cultural Hybridity in Joel Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus Series.” Native South, Ed. Melanie B. Taylor, 2022. 
  • “Transformative Force: Exploring Chag Lowry’s and Rahsan Ekedal’s Soldiers Unknown as a Textual Medicine Bundle.” The Journal of American Culture, Ed. Carl Sederholm, June 2021. 
  • “In the Past the Devil Has Won: Analysis of Seishi Kishimoto’s Satan and Savior in O-Parts Hunter.” International Journal of Comic Art (IJOCA) vol. 19, no. 2, 2017, pp. 124-147.
  • “Savagely Sentimental: The Creation and Destruction of the Sentimental Indian in Lydia Maria Child’s Hobomok.” etropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics, vol. 16, no. 2, 2017.
Keane, Chelsea
Kraeher, Rudolf
  • “Memory Machine.” Soldadera, series edited by Jennifer Doyle, KCET: Artbound, 24 June, 2015.
Laiola (Lozier), Sarah Whitcomb
  • “From Float to Flicker: Information Processing, Racial Semiotics, and Anti-Racist Protest from ‘I am a Man’ to ‘Black Lives Matter.'” Criticism, vol. 60, no. 2, 2018.
  • “From Float to Flicker: Information Processing, Racial Semiotics, and Anti-Racist Protest from ‘I am a Man’ to ‘Black Lives Matter.'” Criticism, vol. 60, no. 2, 2018.
  • ”Online Culture Wars,” Review of Kill All Normies. American Book Review,  Vol. 39, No. 4, 2018.
  • “The Alt-Social Network of Natalie Bookchin’s Testament.” Television and New Media, vol. 18, no. 5, 2017, 459-477.
  • “Case Study: An #EpicFail #FTW—Considering the Discursive Changes and Civic Engagement of #MyNYPD.” Civic Media: Technology, design, Practice, edited by Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis, MIT Press, 2016, pp. 513-520.
Leack, Ryan
  • “Ecocentering the Self: William Howitt, Thoreau, and the Environmental Imagination.” Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies, edited by Dewey Hall, Lexington Books, 2016, pp. 165-184.
Lee, Simon
  • “British Working-Class Literature: Paradox and Tension as Genre Motif.” Working-Class Literature(s) from a Global and Comparative Perspective, edited by Magnus Nilsson and John Lennon, Stockholm University Press, 2017.
Lovegreen, Alan
  • “Social Spaces,” review of The Palgrave Handbook of Society, Culture, and Outer Space, Science Fiction Studies, vol. 44, no. 1, 2017, pp. 172-174.
  • Review of Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis: Climate Change, Subsistence, and Questionable Futures, Science Fiction Studies, vol. 43, no. 3, 2016, pp. 588-589.
  • and Laura Westengard. “The Making of a New Writer: Tragedy and Tableau in Steinbeck’s Brooklyn.” The Steinbeck Review, vol. 13, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1-15.
  • “Aerial Homesteading: Aerofuturism in Interwar America,” Criticism, vol. 57, no. 2, 2015, 235-257
Manshel, Hannah
  • “The Desire for Fact: Anti-Racist Ethics in Discourses of Sexual Violence” forthcoming in Criticism.
  • “Breathing material: Cassils and Xandra Ibarra in Los Angeles.” Women and Performance, vol. 27, no. 1, 2016, pp. 137-141.
  • “Soldadera: The Unraveling of a Kevlar Dress.” Soldadera, series edited by Jennifer Doyle. 27 May, 2015.
  • “Depthless Psychology: the flatness of Mira Gonzalez’s poetry,” The New Inquiry, 7 July, 2014.
Mattingly, Emily
  • “Beyond Wedlock: Developing Romance in Will & Grace.” The 25 Sitcoms That Changed Television: From I Love Lucy to Modern Family, edited by Aaron Barlow and Laura Westengard, Praeger, 2017, 255-270.
Morrison, Mary Irene
  • “Making Gender Trouble in Early Queer SF: Sam Delany’s ‘Aye, and Gomorrah.’” Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 2015.
  • “Info-topia: Postcolonial Cyberspace and Artificial Intelligence in TRON: Legacy and Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 2017, 1-13.
  • “Indigenous myth-making as ideological development in Thomas King’s The Back of the Turtle.” South Atlantic Review, 2018, 44-62.
Norris, Keenan
  • ”To Be Continued, or Who Lost the Civil War.” Los Angeles Review of Books, 12 October, 2017.
  •  “Post-Mortem Morning: Oakland and the Remains of the Left.” Los Angeles Review of Books, 25 November, 2016.
  • ”An Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of 2016: About David Walker,” Abernathy, 1 Feb , 2016.
  •  “To the Chi: Imagining, Recounting and Re-thinking Three Chicago Migration Narratives.” Connotations Press: an Online Artifact, 2016.
  • “Friday.” Literature for Life: Issue 3, 2016.
  • “Exploiting Athletes Exploit the Exploiting System: The Hidden Game Behind College Sports.”, 7 April, 2015.
  • Editor, Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape, Scarecrow Press, 2014.
Roberson, Jessica
  • “Sea-Changed: Felicia Hemans and Burial at Sea in the Nineteenth-Century Imaginary.” Gothic Studies, vol. 19, no. 2, 2017, pp. 33-44.
  • “Archival Legerdemain: Robert-Houdin, Houdini, and the Book.” Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film, vol. 43, no. 1, 2016, pp. 67-87.
  • “Shelley’s Grave, Botanical Souvenirs, and Handling Literary Afterlives in the Nineteenth Century.” Victoriographies, vol. 6, 2016, pp. 276-294.
Rodríguez, Sonia Alejandra
  • “Fierce and Fearless: Dress and Identity in Rigoberto Gonzalez’s The Mariposa Club.” meXicana Fashions: Self-Adornment, Identity Constructions, and Political Self-Presentations, edited by Norma Cantu and Aida Hurtado, forthcoming.
  • “School Fights: Resisting Oppression in the Classroom in Gloria Velásquez’s Latina/o Young Adult Novel Juanita Fights the School Board.” Children’s Literature in Education, vol. 49, no. 1, 2018, pp. 61-72.
  •  “‘You Wanna Be a Chump/or a Champ?’ Constructions of Masculinity, Absent Fathers, and Conocimiento in Juan Felipe Herrera’s Downtown Boy.” Voices of Resistance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Chinac@ Children’s Literature, edited by Laura Alamillo, Larissa M. Mercado-López and Cristina Herrera, Rowan & Littlefield, 2018, pp. 91-104.
  • Review of Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politic in Chicana Feminist Literature. Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, vol. 39, no. 2, 2014.
Rust, Rusty M
  • “A Geography of Disparate Spirits: Pathology as Oppression in ‘A Woman is Talking to Death’ and ‘Mental,’” Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, 2015, pp. 367-378.
Schneider, Tom
  • “Chaucer’s Physics: Motion in The House of Fame.” The Passenger: Medieval Texts and Transits, edited by James Smith, Punctum Books, 2017.
  • “The Chivalric Masculinity of Marie de France’s Shape-Changers.” Arthuriana, vol. 26, no. 3, 2016, pp. 25-40.
Scuro, Courtney Naum
  • “Placing and Playing the Past: History, Politics, and Spatial Ambiguity in Richard Mulcaster’s The Queen’s Majesty’s Passage and Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II.” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, vol. 48 no. 2, 2015, pp. 71-94.
Serna, Elias
  • “’You Can Ban Chicano Books, But They Still Pop Up!’: Activism, Public Discourse, and Decolonial Curriculums in Los Angeles.” “White” Washing American Education: The New Culture Wars in Ethnic Studies, edited by Denise Sandoval, Anthony Ratcliff, Tracy Lachica Buenavista and James R. Marin, Praeger, 2016, pp. 133-156.
Servitje, Lorenzo
  • co-editor. Syphilis and Subjectivity: From the Victorians to the Present. Palgrave McMillan, 2017.
  • “Beating an Undead Zombie: Not Yet.” Review of Zombies: A Cultural history and The Transatlantic Zombie. Science Fiction Film & Television, vol. 10, no. 3, 2017, pp. 391-400.
  • Co-editor. Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory. Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
  • “Triumphant Health: Joseph Conrad and Tropical Medicine” in Literature and Medicine, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 122-155.
  • “Keep Your Mind in the Gutter: Engendering Empathy through Participatory Delusion in the Graphic Adaptation of Shutter Island.” Journal of Medical Humanities vol. 36, no. 3, 2015: pp. 81-198.
  • “Birthed from the Clinic: The Degenerate Medical Students of Edward Berdoe’s St. Bernard’s.” Critical Survey. Special issue on Victorian Science, vol. 27, no. 2, 2015, pp. 21-35
  • “Digital Mortification of Literary Flesh: Computational Logistics and Violences of Remediation in Visceral Games’ Dante’s Inferno.” Games and Culture vol. 9., no. 5, 2014, pp. 368-388.
Sharick, Amanda Kaye
  • Review of Literature, Immigration, and Diaspora in Fin-de-Siecle England: a cultural history of the 1905 Alien’s Act. Jewish Culture and History, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 300-302.
  •  “Confronting the “Jewish Type”: Israel Zangwill, Composite and Mirror Photography.” Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, vol. 13, no. 1, 2015, pp. 111-135.
Sherazi, Melanie M
  • ed., King Comus, a novel by William Demby with introduction and notes on text by Melanie Sherazi, Ishmael Reed Publishing Company, 2017.
  • “The Posthumous Text and its Archive: Toward an Ecstatic Reading of Ralph Ellison’s Unbound Novel.” MELUS: The Journal of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, vol. 42, no. 2, 2017, pp. 6-29.
  • “Collaborative Life Writing: The Dialogical Subject of Carson McCullers’ Dictaphone ‘Experiments’ and Posthumous Autobiography, Illumination and Night Glare.” Carson McCullers in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alison Graham-Bertolini and Casey Kayser, Palgrave, 2016, pp. 49-66.
  • “‘Playing it out like a play’: Joe Christmas and Joanna Burden’s Erotic Masquerade in William Faulkner’s Light in August.” Mississippi Quarterly vol. 67, 2014, pp. 483-506.
Siglos, David G.
  • "Hagedorn, Jessica." The Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction 1980–2020 1 (2022): 1-6.
  • “Walang Arte: Gina Apostol’s Insurrecto and Filipino Non-Coherence.” Alon: Journal for Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, 2022, pp. 1–26,
Silva, Chelsea
  • “Unfolding the Medieval Almanac.” Exemplaria 30.1, forthcoming 2018.
Singhal, Samarth
  • co-editor. South Asian Ways of Seeing: Contemporary Visual Cultures. Primus Books, 2022.
Sullivan, Anne
  • “Animating Flames: Recovering Fire-Gazing as a Moving-Image Technology.” 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, vol. 25, 2017.
  • and Kate Flint eds., special issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century on Technologies of Fire in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, vol. 25, 2017.
torralba, stef
  • This Sort of Palace-Revolt’: Failure and the American Nation in William Greaves’s Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One.”
Waltrip, Preston
  • "Recovering the Lost Dream of the Past: Historical Memory and the Present in Carmen Boullosa’s Texas: The Great Theft," was just published in the Summer 2022 issue of American Literary History.  – Richard Rodriguez advisor
  • “Quotidian Geographies and Futures that Never Were: Speculative Historiography in the Transimperial Archive.” Review essay forthcoming in American Quarterly, vol. 70, no. 1, 2018.
Westengard, Laura
  • “Conquering Immortality’: Gothic AIDS Literature s Queer Futurity in Gil Guadros’s City of God.” Journal of Narrative Theory, vol. 45, no. 2, 274-300.
  • and Alan Barlow. The 25 Sitcoms That Changed Television: From I Love Lucy to Modern Family, Praeger, 2017.
  • and Alan Lovegreen. “The Making of a New Writer: Tragedy and Tableau in Steinbeck’s Brooklyn,” The Steinbeck Review, vol. 13, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1-15.
  • “Vampire Fantasy: Twilight’s Post-9/11 Neoqueer Vampires.” Assuming Gender, vol. 5, no. 1, 2015/16, pp. 9-36.
  • “Gothic Gaga: Monstrosity, Trauma,and the Strategic Artifice of Lady Gaga’s Pop Stardom.” Star Power: The Impact of the Branded Celebrity, edited by Alan Barlow, Praeger, 2014.
Winter, Jerome
  • Science Fiction, New Space Opera, and Neoliberal Globalism: Nostalgia for Infinity, University of Wales Press, 2016.
  • “Afrofuturist Ecologies.” Afrofuturism in Time and Space, edited by Isiah Lavender and Lisa Yaszek, 2017
Zuniga, Tracy M
  • “Soldadera: Loving in the War Years.” Soldadera, series edited by Jennifer Doyle, KCET: Artbound, 25 July, 2015.