Writing

Essays

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“An Unhaunted Landscape: The Anti-Gothic Impulse in Ambrose Bierce’s “A Tough Tussle” / Fear and Nature: Ecohorror in the Anthropocene, Pennsylvania State University Press / Forthcoming

“American Psycho,” “American Beauty,” “American Pie”: White Male Rage at the Turn of the Millennium / Los Angeles Review of Books / October 14, 2020

Sicko Doctors: Suffering and Sadism in 19th-Century America / Public Domain Review / July 1, 2020

no tears left to cry, So / The Racket No. 6 / May 12, 2020

The Horror at the Heart of the Island Paradise Fantasy / Electric Literature / April 23, 2020

The Eternal Return of “The Turn of the Screw” / Electric Literature / April 9, 2020

Pivotal Works by Margaret Atwood / Stanford Live Magazine / March 8, 2020

The Rise of the Downfall of the Dirtbag Heiress / Literary Hub / December 13, 2019

“Lurid Interiors”: The Anti-Gothic Impulse in Early American War Literature (PhD dissertation) / Stanford University / August 2019

8 Vacation Home Horrors: Summertime Madness / Horror Homeroom / April 18, 2019

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Articles

New Indigenous Writers Lecture Series showcases contemporary Native voices / Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences website / February 27, 2020

Jia Tolentino on cultivating a writing practice—and the self—in a shifting media landscape / The Clayman Institute for Gender Research: News / January 27, 2020

Stanford historian traces military’s influence on modern American nutrition / Stanford News Service / January 17, 2019

Stanford scholar traces roots of South Korea’s cosmetic surgery surge / Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences website / October 8, 2018

Stanford music scholar explains Beethoven’s rise as a cultural icon in China / Stanford News Service / May 10, 2016

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Poetry

The Mayor’s statement to the people of Amity announcing that the beaches will remain open despite a precipitously rising shark attack death toll / The Racket / October 2020

Leatherface / sPARKLE + bLINK 103 / January 2020

u up? / sPARKLE + bLINK 102 / November 4, 2019; republished in The Racket / July 2020

Cave Child / sPARKLE + bLINK 44 / October 2013