From the Battlefield to the Blacklist: Warner Bros. on the Frontlines (forthcoming)
From the Headlines to Hollywood: The Birth and Boom of Warner Bros. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
“Hughes, Hawks, and Hays: The Monumental Censorship Battle Over Scarface (1932).” The Journal of American Culture (Scheduled for publication in 2017).
“Superhero Films: A Fascist National Complex or Exemplars of Moral Virtue?” Journal of Religion & Film (Scheduled for publication in 2017).
“Affirmation of Myth and Nostalgia in The Shootist (1976) and True Grit (2010),” published in the The Quint: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly from the North; summer 2015.
“Faith Under the Fedora: Indiana Jones and the Heroic Journey Towards God,” published in the Journal of Religion & Film; October 2014.
Peer-Reviewed Journals In-Progress:
“Rod Serling’s Vast Promised Land: Battling the FCC and Fighting for Mature Television 1959-1966” in progress for submission at the Journal of Historical Film, Radio, and Television.
“Individuation and the Psychology of Rebirth.” Wonder Woman Psychology, edited by Dr. Travis Langley and Mara Wood (Sterling Publishing, 2017).
“Rules for Surviving a Horror-Comedy: Satiric Genre Transformation from Scream to Zombieland.” Chapter in The Laughing Dead: The Horror-Comedy Film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
Forthcoming Book Chapters:
“Aristotle and the Wild West: The Western as Rhetorical Device.” Classics and the Western, edited by Sue Matheson. (Due out 2018 from MacFarland Press).
Entries for Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Hollywood and World War II, the Hollywood Sign, and Warner Bros. for Hooray For Hollywood: The Cultural Encyclopedia of America’s Dream Factory” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
Book/Film Reviews in Academic Journals:
Menus for Movieland: Newspapers and the Emergence of American Film Culture, 1913–1916 (Book Review), forthcoming in Film & History.
“Los Angeles Plays Itself (Film Review),” published in Film & History; summer 2016.
“The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon (Book Review)” published in The Journal of Film and Video; Spring/Summer 2013 issue.
“The Philosophy of the Western (Book Review)” published in issue 59 of Senses of Cinema; June 2011.
“In An Always-On World, Maybe We Don’t Need to Watch It All – Right Now.” Published March 23rd, 2015 in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“Stop Calling Superheroes Fascist.” Published December 3rd, 2013 in The Atlantic Monthly.