Essays

Here you will find links to critical essays I have written.

Essays on Poetry

T.S. Eliot and William Carlos Williams: So Much Depends Upon the Image ( Poets’ Quarterly)

Revisiting Emerson: Why His Ideas and the Everyday Image Matter Now (Schuylkill Valley Journal)

Lessons on the Environment: Revisiting Robert Bly (Schuylkill Valley Journal)

He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes’ Harlem Part 1

He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes’s Harlem Part 2

He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes’s Harlem Part 3

Going Into the Cave: Where the Personal and Political Intersect in Contemporary American Poetry (Poets’ Quarterly)

Is a Ph.D. Worth It After an M.F.A.? (The Write Life)

Essays/Interviews on Horror Films

The Progressive Politics of Early Horror Cinema: Gender, Female Empowerment, and Sexuality (Schuylkill Valley Journal)

The Zombie Comes to the ‘Burbs: The Abject and and Monstrous-Feminine in Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet” (Schuykill Valley Journal)

The Resonance of the Second Golden Age of Horror (Signal Horizon)

Revenge Director Coralie Fargeat Talks Influences and Challenging Genre Tropes

Funeral Nightmares, Demonic Dwarves, and the Tall Man: Phantasm at 40 (Signal Horizon)

The Amityville Horror and the Terrors of Home Ownership (Signal Horizon)

An Interview with Irish Director Aislinn Clarke (HorrOrigins)

The Pierce Brothers, Writers/Directors of The Wretched, Talk Indie Filmmaking, Drive-in Success, and Witch Folklore

Talking Witches, Grief, and Magical Realism: An Interview with Baghead Director Alberto Corredor (HorrOrigins)

Talking Black Horror Cinema: An Interview with Horror Noire Director Xavier Burgin (HorrOrigins)

No Clowning Around: The Comedic and Gothic Elements of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (Horror Homeroom)

Night of the Living Dead in the Time of Confinement and the Coronavirus (Horror Homeroom)

Revenge and the Power of the Gaze (Horror Homeroom)

Hereditary: Grief and Motherhood (Horror Homeroom)

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