Book & Film Reviews

Can We Take a Joke? dir: Ted Balaker, Chronicle of Higher Education, September 5 2016.
The White Devil, Matthew Beresford, London (2013), Chronicle of Higher Ed, Nov 25, 2013.
A Decade of Dark Humor Ed. Gournelos and Greene, U Press of Mississippi, Chronicle of Higher Ed Feb 12 2012.
The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology, Virginie Selavy, Cineaste, 37.1 Winter 2011.
My Dog Tulip: A Dog Film That’s Actually About A Dog, Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 November 2010
Sway, Zachary Lazar, Little, Brown, NY. PopMatters, 18 March 2008
The Executioner’s Bible, Steve Fielding, John Blake, London. PopMatters, 30 January 2008.
Sleaze Artists, Jeffrey Sconce, Duke University Press, PopMatters, 12 January 2008.
The Elementary Particles, Michel Houellebecq, trans Frank Wynne. Sexuality & Culture, 2008, 12: 186-188.
The Gothic, Gilda Williams, MIT Press, PopMatters, December 2007
The Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomena, Bob Rickard and John Michell, Penguin, PopMatters, 11.Sep.07
The Red Parts, Maggie Nelson, Free Press, PopMatters, 3.Sep.07
Hotel Theory, Wayne Koestenbaum, Soft Skull, PopMatters, September 2007
The Evolving Brain, R. Grant Steen, Prometheus, PopMatters 28.Aug.
Becoming Eichmann, David Cesarani, Da Capo, PopMatters25.Jul.07
Interfictions, Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss, Small Beer Press, PopMatters 16.Jul.07
Tabloid Prodigy Marlise Elizabeth Kast, Running Press, PopMatters 5.Jul.07
Contemporary Gothic, C. Spooner (Reaktion) &  Goth, ed. Bibby & Goodlad, Duke U Press, Chronicle of Higher Ed, June 15 2007.
New Cultural Studies, Gary Hall and Clare Birchall, Editors, University of Georgia Press, PopMatters 23.May.07
The End of the World As We Know It, Robert Goolrick, Algonquin Books, PopMatters 7.May.07
The Wow Climax, NYU Press, Henry Jenkins, PopMatters, 24. Apr.07
FOUND Polaroids, Jason Bitner, Editor, Quack! Media, PopMatters 15. Apr.07
Reading Like a Writer Francine Prose, Harper Perennial, PopMatters 3. Apr.07
Freud’s Wizard, Brenda Maddox, Da Capo, PopMatters 12.Mar.07
Knitting Under the Influence, Claire LaZebnik, 5 Spot, PopMatters 6.Mar.07
What is the What, Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s, PopMatters 10.Dec.06
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, Jane Smiley, Amazon, PopMatters 15.Nov.06
Rain Village, Carolyn Turgeon, Unbridled Books, PopMatters, November 2006
Not in Kansas Anymore, Christine Wicker, Harper SanFrancisco, PopMatters, October 2006,
Housekeeping vs The Dirt, Nick Hornby, Believer Books, PopMatters, September 2006,
Remember Me, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Collins, PopMatters, September 2006
The Ruins, Scott Smith, Knopf, PopMatters, August 2006.
Irrevérsible (Gaspar Noé), Film Quarterly, 57 no. 2 (2003-2004), pp 37-42 (with David Sterritt).