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Critical Theory & Cultural Studies

The Love That Dare Not Bark Its Name, Chronicle of Higher Education, September 08, 2014
How to Remove the Guilt from ‘Guilty Pleasures’, PopMatters, 6 April 2008
You Can Always Watch the Movie, PopMatters, May 13 2008
Is The Internet a Portal to Hell? Bad Subjects, December 2005
When Good Plants Go Bad, Chronicle of Higher Education, December 12, 2008.
Debauchery Next Door: The Boundaries of Shame in Abigail’s Party, QRFV 24:4, July 2007, 317-323.
Ritual, Tension, and Relief: The Terror of The Tingler, Film Quarterly, 50.4. Summer 2007, pp 2-10.
Is The Internet a Portal to Hell? Bad Subjects, December 2005
Touching the Void in Our Lives, Chronicle of Higher Education, August 13, 2004.
The Two Freuds, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 09, 2004.
The Quick (to Make a Buck) and the Dead, Chronicle of Higher Education, March 21, 2003
The Scholar Who Found a Life’s Work in Dirty Jokes, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 12 2002.
Risus Sardonicus: Neurotic and Pathological Laughter, Humor 15-4 2002, 401-417.
Apocalypse in Suburbia, Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, Fall 2003, 3, 8-12.
The End of the Road: Cronenberg’s Crash, Literature/Film Quarterly, 30.2, 2002, 126-132.
Allegory and Enigma: Fantasy’s Enduring Appeal (with David Sterritt), Chronicle Higher Ed, Dec 21 2001.
Celluloid Cannibals that Feed Our Darkest Fears, Chronicle of Higher Education, March 02, 2001
Everybody Loves Somebody: The A&E “Rat Pack” Biographies, Biography 23.1 Winter 2000, pp 160-175.

“The Last Stop of Desire: Covent Garden and the Spatial Text of Consumption,” Consumption, Markets, and Culture, Vol. 1 Issue 1, 1997, p45-79.
Paradigms of Desire in Pornography, Ethics and the Subject, ed. Karl Simms, Rodopi Press, Jan 1997, p203-217.
Return of the Freakshow: Carnival (De)Formations in Culture, Studies in Popular Culture, 18.2. 1996, p89-107

Joyful mayhem Bakhtin football songs and the carnivalesque, Text and Performance Quarterly, 14:4, 1994, 289-304,
Bakhtin and Popular Culture, New Literary History, 23.3, Summer 1992, pp 765-782