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New article

An article I wrote on abortion themes in survival horror has been published by Sexuality & Culture Journal (print version to follow). The article draws on case studies including Dark Corners (dir. Ray Gower, 2006), Frontier(s) (dir. Xavier Gens, 2007), The Hills Run Red (dir. Dave Parker, 2009), Inside (a L’interieur, dirs. Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, 2007), Madness (dirs. Sonny Laguna, David Liljeblad and Tommy Wiklund, 2010), Resurrection County (dir. Matt Zettell, 2008), Timber Falls (dir. Tony Giglio, 2007), and The Wreck (dir. James K. Jones, 2008).

Funding applications

I have just submitted funding applications to the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust for my forthcoming revenge project. The project will culminate in a monograph which seeks to develop a model of revenge by drawing on fluid dynamics, The project combine moral philosophy with textual analyses of US horror and action films from the last decade. So far, I have amassed 300 films, so I have some work ahead of me.

Zombies and Sexuality collection

The Zombies and Sexuality collection I co-edited with Shaka McGlotten is now available,. The collection contains some really interesting and diverse essays, I am excited to see how it is received. The book is also available to preview on Google Books here.