I received both a Bachelor's degree in literature and a Master's degree in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies from the University of Central Florida. My current research interests focus on character as a literary/rhetorical/psychological device, film studies and genre studies (New Weird, Post-Horror, Cyberpunk/Postcyberpunk).
I have conferenced on the popular-culture zombie and on Comics Studies, and I have published on metamodern subjectivity and on cyberpunk sf. For pedagogical purposes, I use concepts and interpretive strategies from film and literary studies.
"Literary [and film] criticism has no method other than reading [and watching]." -- Toril Moi
"As for ideas, everyone has them. What counts is the poetic singularity of the analysis." -- Jean Baudrillard
For a Ruthless Critique of All that Exists -- Robert T. Tally Jr.
Postcapitalist Desire -- Mark Fisher
The Southern Reach Trilogy -- Jeff Vandermeer
Kraken: An Anatomy -- China Miéville
1Q84 -- Haruki Murakami