Scholarship

Here are some essays and scholarly-type things.

Articles/Reviews/Essays/Chapters

2017

Praxeology and literature: the intersection of action and imagination, thesis for M.A. in Language & Literature at Signum University

2015

Follow the Trail of Trailers to The Force Awakens, Mythgard.org, Nov. 6, 2015

Police Brutality Is in the Headlines, So Where Is Our Jim Gordon of ‘Gotham’PopMatters. July 14, 2015.

Book Review: Michael Newton’s “Victorian Fairy Tales.” Signum Eagle. May 2015.

“I’ve Never Met Anyone I Didn’t Disappoint”: In Your Eyes’ Flaws and Fortes — Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion, 2nd ed. (April 2015)

2014

Book Review: Amy Pascale’s Joss Whedon: A BiographySignum Eagle. October 2014.

Exploring Cabins in the Whedonverse Woods — Slayage 11.2/12.1 [38-39], Summer 2014

2013

The Left Hand of Kindness: Cruelty and Its Effects in Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness”. Nov. 16, 2013.

Switchblades and Tube Maps: Humanity’s Enduring Similitude in Connie Willis’s “Doomsday Book”. March 4, 2013.

Naturally: Character Assumptions in Joanna Russ’s “When It Changed”. Feb. 13, 2013.

Presentations

“A translator is not free”: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Guidelines for Translation and Their Application in Sir Orfeo – Presented at Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers, held at the National Conference Center, Leesberg, VA, June 21-24, 2018

Lazarus Long’s Recovery in “Time Enough for Love” by Robert Heinlein – Presented at Texmoot, held at Scarborough College, Fort Worth, TX, Jan. 13, 2018

Literature and Praxeology – Presented at Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder, held at the National Conference Center, Leesberg, VA, June 1-4, 2017

“We have nothing else to give”: Kindness and Cruelty in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness (abstract) — Presented at Mythmoot III: Ever On…, held at the BWI Marriott in Baltimore, MD, Jan. 9-11, 2015

The Masks of Moloch: Demands of Sacrifice in Speculative Fiction and Film (abstract) — Presented at Mythmoot II: Back Again, held at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum, Maryland in Baltimore, MD, Dec. 13-15, 2013

Exploring Cabins in the Whedonverse Woods — Presented at Joss in June, held at Cleveland Community College in Shelby, North Carolina, June 29, 2013

Bibliographies

Secondary Bibliography: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Blog Posts/Miscellaneous

2015

3 Ways to Improve Site Security, Usability & SearchabilityTerakeet Insights. Oct. 20, 2015.

Understanding Online Behavior: 6 Motivators for Content CreatorsTerakeet Insights. May 19, 2015.

The Importance of Happiness at WorkInside Terakeet. March 20, 2015.

Why You Must Optimize Your Website for Mobile in 2015Terakeet Insights. Jan. 29, 2015.

2014

How Benjamin De Casseres Built Authority 100 Years Ago: A Case Study for Modern Marketers. Terakeet Insights. Dec. 29, 2014

2013

Shameful PlugsMcSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Aug. 21, 2013.

2010

Common Sense Solutions to Alt-Pop Song Problems. McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. March 18, 2010.