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Academic Publications

“Using Rhetorical Analysis and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy to Disrupt the Lie of 'Love the Way You Lie,'” Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Classroom, Eds. Candace Skibba and Jocelyn Marshall, Emerald Publishing, 2022.

“The Ladies’ Dressing Rooms: Cosmetic ‘Trickery’ from Tertullian’s Eve to Kandee Johnson’s Barbie,” Makeup in the World of Beauty Vlogging: Community, Commerce, and Culture, Ed. Clare Douglass Little, Lexington Books (2020).

Selected entries on William Guthrie, The Mother: or, The Happy Distress (1759); Helena Wells, The Step-Mother: A Domestic Tale, From Real Life (1798); Anon., The Young Mother; Or, Albina (1808); and,  Miss H---, The Profligate Mother; Or, The Fatal Cabinet (1810) , Forthcoming in The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820, ed. April. London, Cambridge University Press (2019).

"Big Mother: Images of Breastfeeding in Popular Culture and Literature," Forthcoming in Cultural Representations of Breastfeeding, ed. Ann Marie Short. Bradford, ON, Demeter Press (2018).

“’Let them know that men did this’”:  Medusa, Rape, and Narrative Silence in Cultural Mythology,” Forthcoming in Bad Girls and Transgressive Women in Popular Television, Fiction, and Film. Ed. Julie Chappell and Mallory Young.  London, Palgrave Press (2017).

"Medusa: The Original Nasty Woman,” The Atlantic 4 November (2016).

“The Female Jailor and Female Rivalry in Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa,” Gender Forum, 58 (2016).

“Teaching Female Icons in Popular Culture,” in Women Versed in Myth: Essays on Modern Poets, Ed. Valerie Estelle Frankel and Colleen S. Harris. Jefferson, NC, MacFarland Publications, (2016).

“’my scribbling foes’: Women Writing Rivalry,” in Looking for the Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters, Ed. Monica Ferrell and Julian Williams. Dubuque, IA, Kendall Hunt Publishing (2015).

“’Deadly Snares’: Female Rivalry, Gender Ideology, and Eighteenth-Century Women Writers,” in SLI: Studies in the Literary Imagination 47. 2 [special edition of Cambridge Scholars Publications, ed. Kristine Jennings]. (2014)

 “Looking into the Mirror, Inscribing the Blank Slate: Eighteenth-Century Women Write about Mothering,“ in Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood, Ed. Catalina Florina Florescu, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

“Battlestar Galactica and the Limits of the Utopian Impulse,” in Cylons in America: Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica. Ed. Tiffany Potter and C.W. Marshall. New York, Continuum International Publishing Group (2008). (co-authored with Carl Silvio)

“Fashion and Beauty in the Middle East and North Africa,” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Vol. 4, ed. Lynn Bartholome. Greenwood Press, Portsmouth, NM (2007).

“How Women Really Are: Disturbing Parallels between Reality Television and 18th Century Fiction,” in How Real is Reality Television?: Essays on Representation and Truth ed. David Escoffery.  Jefferson, NC, MacFarland Press (2006).

“Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Textual Bodies and the Rhetoric of Gender in 19th Century Critical Discourse.”  Thirdspace 4.1 (2004).

Under Preparation

Daughters of Medusa: a Study of Popular Female Icons from Antiquity to the 21st Century (monograph)

“A Culture of Consent: Gender and the Representation of Rape in Samuel Richardson, Aphra Behn, and Eliza Haywood” (article)

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