Essays

I write a monthly newsletter about the connections between comedy and horror film. Subscribe to Shrieks & Howls, or read the archives, here. Each essay compares one rom-com and one horror film whose titles share a word, e.g.:

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An Unhaunted Landscape: The Anti-Gothic Impulse in Ambrose Bierce’s ‘A Tough Tussle’ / Edited collection on eco-horror / Forthcoming

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

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

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

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

Personal Essay / Pseudopod Kickstarter / November 7, 2016

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