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Books

  • Seduced by Twilight, a monograph examining the Twilight cultural phenomenon in relation to girl culture, boy studies and masculinity, contemporary feminism, and cultural studies.
  • Theorizing Twilight, co-edited with Maggie Parke. Forthcoming from McFarland Press 2012.

Articles and Chapters Published in Books

  • “Civilized Vampires Versus Savage Werewolves.” Forthcoming in Bitten By Twilight: Youth Culture, Media, and The Twilight Saga. Peter Lang, 2010.
  • “Putting Families Before Nations: The Embodied Activist Mothering of Cindy Sheehan and Jennifer Schumaker.” Forthcoming in 2009 in Technologies of Mothering: New Conceptions, New Deliveries from SUNY. Ed. Jocelyn Fenton Stitt and Pegeen Powell.
  • The Politics of Service Learning in ‘Introduction to Women’s Studies’: Addressing Social Injustice Through Activism.”Active Citizenship: Using Service-Learning to Teach Political Engagement. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus, 2008. (This monograph is part of the larger Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Enduring Societal Issues series.)
  • “Womb Fiction: Late Twentieth Century Challenges to the Woman as Womb Paradigm.” Womanhood in Anglophone Literary Culture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Perspectives. Ed. Robin Hammerman. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. 343-372.
  • “Social Injustice Embodied.”Reconsidering Erskine Caldwell.  Ed. Rob McDonald.  Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2006. 114-30.
  • “Butler’s Corporeal Politics: Matters of Politicized Abjection.”Butler Matters: Judith Butler’s Impact on Feminist and Queer Studies.  Ed. Margaret Sonser Breen and Warren J. Blumenfeld.  Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.  161-172. (Reprinted from The International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies. 6.1-2 (2001): 109-121).
  • “Misfit Bodies and Errant Gender: The Corporeal Feminism of Flannery O’Connor.”On the Subject of the Feminist Business”: Re-Reading Flannery O’Connor. Ed. Terri Caruso.  New York: Peter Lang, 2004.  94-119.

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  • “Mind/Body Dualism and the Un-just Gendered Logistics of Militarization.”(Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women’s Experience. Cambridge Scholars Press 2009.
  • “Excessive Performances of the Same: Beauty as the Beast of Reality TV.”  Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory Special Issue.  15.2 (2005): 207-29.
  • “Vilifying Former Fatties: Media Representations of Weight Loss Surgery.” Feminist Media Studies. 2 (2005): 252-55.
  • “Flannery O’Connor’s Corporeal Fiction Re-Materialized in the Works of Katherine Dunn, Elizabeth McCracken and George Saunders.” Xchanges.  1.2 (2002). N. pag.

Published Book Reviews and Interviews

  • “Lesbian Invisibility.” Review of Things No Longer There, by Susan Krieger. Disability Studies Quarterly. 26.2 Spring 2006.
  • “’There is a Person Here’: An Interview with Judith Butler.”  Butler Matters: Judith Butler’s Impact on Feminist and Queer Studies.  Ed. Margaret Sonser Breen and Warren J. Blumenfeld.  Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.  9-25.  (Co-authored with Warren J. Blumenfeld, Margaret Sonser Breen, et al.).

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