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Courses taught

  • Advanced Composition
  • African-American Literature
  • American Ghost Story
  • American Gothic
  • American Literature: Colonial to Early Federalist Period
  • American Literature survey, pt. I: Colonial period to the Civil War
  • American Novel
  • American Realism
  • American Romanticism
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • Female Gothic
  • Freshman Composition
  • Graduate Independent Study in Post-Structuralist Literary Theory
  • Graduate Seminar in American Realism
  • Graduate Seminar in American Romanticism
  • Graduate Seminar in American Magical Realism
  • Graduate Seminar in ‘Critical Problems’—“Ghosts, in Theory
  • Graduate Seminar on Critical Theory: Affects and Objects
  • Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • Introduction to Popular Culture
  • Introduction to Short Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Novel
  • Sex & Death: Gender Studies, Queer Theory, and the Gothic
  • Studies in Authors: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Studies in Authors: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Studies in Texts: Moby-Dick
  • Vampires in Film and Literature
  • Western Intellectual Tradition

 Areas of Expertise

  • American Literature
  • Literary and Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies and Approaches to Popular Culture
  • The Gothic​

Degrees and Universities

The George Washington University - Ph.D., Program in the Human Sciences (1999)
The George Washington University - M.Phil., Program in the Human Sciences (1996)
The George Washington University - M.A. in American Literature (1995)
The University of Pennsylvania - Degree: B.A. in English (1992)​

Honors and Recognitions

  • 2013 International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Lord Ruthven Assembly award winner for Best Nonfiction Title: The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema
  • 2012-2013 CMU President’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity
  • Certificate of Congratulations for Extraordinary Research Productivity presented by the Provost and Dean of Libraries, Spring 2011
  • CMU Honors Program “Professor of the Year” recipient, 2008-2009
  • Sigma Tau Delta “Chip Off the Old Block” teaching award nominee, 2008-2009
  • CMU "Alternative Assignment" internal grant recipient, spring semester 2009
  • CMU senior faculty nominee for NEH Summer Stipend award, 2008
  • College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award winner, 2007-2008
  • Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Endeavor, 2006-2007
  • CMU’s junior scholar nominee for the NEH Summer Stipend competition, 2006
  • CMU’s junior scholar nominee for the NEH Summer Stipend competition, 2005
  • Professional Development Grant for Scholarly and Creative Activity, CMU, 2004

Professional Organizations

  • American Literature Association                               
  • American Studies Association                       
  • International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
  • International Gothic Association
  • Modern Language Association                                                          
  • Poe Studies Association
  • Popular Culture Association
Selected Publications


The Works of Tim Burton: Margins to Mainstream.  New York: Palgrave, 2013

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary Monsters.  Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013.

Vampires: Undead Cinema.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.

Charles Brockden Brown.  Cardiff: University of Wales, 2011.

Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan: Spoiler Warnings. New York: Palgrave, 2010.

Approaches to Teaching Poe’s Prose and Poetry.  Co-edited with Anthony Magistrale.  New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009.

Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2008.

Reading Rocky: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Popular Culture.  New York: Palgrave 2008.

Taking South Park Seriously. New York: SUNY Press, 2008.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  London: Wallflower Press, 2007.

Spectral America: Phantoms and the American Imagination.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004. 

Nothing That Is: Millennial Cinema and the Blair Witch Controversies.  Co-Edited with Sarah Higley. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2004. 

The Pedagogical Wallpaper: Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-paper.” Edited collection.  New York: Peter Lang Publishers, Inc.  2003. 


The Other Gods and More Unearthly Tales by H. P. Lovecraft. Edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. Barnes & Noble, 2010.

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Weird Tales by H. P. Lovecraft. Edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. Barnes & Noble 2009.

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Dark Tales by H. P. Lovecraft. Edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. Barnes & Noble May 2009.​

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“The Queer Time of Lively Matter: The Polar Erotics of Harriet Prescott Spofford’s ‘The Moonstone Mass’.” Forthcoming Women’s Studies issue on the American Gothic.

"Bubba Ho-tep and the Seriously Silly Cult Film." Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text. Eds J. P. Telotte and Gerald Duchovnay. Forthcoming
Liverpool University Press, 2014.

“Sans Fangs: Theda Bara, A Fool There Was, and the Cinematic Vamp.” Dracula’s Daughters. Eds. Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka. Forthcoming Scarecrow Press, 2014.
“American Monsters.” A Companion to the American Gothic. Ed. Charles L. Crow. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

“Gothic and the New American Republic, 1770-1800.” The Gothic World. Eds. Glennis Byron and Dale Townshend. U.K.: Routledge, 2013.

“Postmodernism with Sam Raimi (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Theory and Love Evil Dead).” Fear and Learning: Essays on the Pedagogy of Horror. Eds. Aalya Ahmad nd Sean Moreland. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. 19-39.

“Charles Brockden Brown.”  The Encyclopedia of the Gothic.  Eds. David Punter, Andy Smith and Bill Hughes. Wiley-Blackwell January 2013. 83-90.

“Poe and the Magazine Prison House.”  Edgar Allan Poe in Context.  Editor Kevin Hayes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 169-78.

“Edgar Allan Poe and the Undeath of the Author.”  Adapting Poe: Re-Imaginings in Popular Culture.  Eds. Dennis Perry and Carl Sederholm. Palgrave, 2012. 13-30.

“Maybe It Shouldn’t Be a Party: Kids, Keds, and Death in Stephen King’s Stand By Me and Pet Sematary Reading the Films of Stephen King.  Ed. Anthony Magistrale.  New York: Palgrave 2008.

“Queer Haunting Spaces: Madeline Yale Wynne’s ‘The Little Room’ and Elia Wilkinson Peattie’s ‘The House That Was Not.’” American Literature 79.3 (Sept. 2007): 501-26.

“Invisible Monsters: Vision, Horror, and Contemporary Culture.”  The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous.  Eds. Asa Mittman and Peter Dendle. London: Ashgate 2011. 275-89.

“The American Ghost Story.” A Companion to the American Short Story.  Eds. Alfred Bendixen and James Nagel.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2010. 408-24.
“Profaning the Sacred: Gothic Iconography and Subcultural Resistance.”  Coverscaping: Discovering Album Aesthetics.  Eds. Øyvind Vågnes & Asbjørn Grønstad.  Copenhagen:
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2010.  163-78. 

“Queer Specters of Rose Terry Cooke and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward.”  Death Becomes Her: Cultural Narratives of Femininity and Death in Nineteenth-Century America.  Eds.
Elizabeth Dill and Sheri Weinstein.  Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 109-30.
“Female-Authored Gothic Tales in the Nineteenth-Century Popular Press.”  Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace.  Eds. Earl Yarington and Mary De Jong.  Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.  74-96.