Practicing Superhuman Law: Creative License, Industrial Identity, and Spider-Man’s Homecoming

In The Superhero Symbol: Media, Culture, and Politics, edited by Liam Burke, Ian Gordon, and Angela Ndalianis. Published by Rutgers University Press, 2019. Book Description “As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol… as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting”. In the 2005 reboot of the Batman film franchise, Batman Begins, … Continue reading Practicing Superhuman Law: Creative License, Industrial Identity, and Spider-Man’s Homecoming

Hannibal Lecter’s Monstrous Return: The Horror of Seriality in Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’

Chapter co-authored by Jessica Balanzategui, Naja Later, and Tara Lomax. In Becoming: Genre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC’s Hannibal, edited by Kavita Mudan Finn and EJ Nielsen. Published by Syracuse University Press (July 2019). Available at Amazon An interdisciplinary collection of essays analyzing and dissecting the NBC series Hannibal (2013-2015), focusing on its manipulation of genre, its emphasis on queerness — in terms of sexuality … Continue reading Hannibal Lecter’s Monstrous Return: The Horror of Seriality in Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’

“Thank the Maker!” George Lucas, Lucusfilm, and the Legends of Transtextual Authorship Across the Star Wars Franchise

Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling, edited by Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest. Published by Amsterdam University Press, 2017 I am delighted to have contributed a chapter to this edited book collection on the Star Wars franchise and its role in the history of transmedia storytelling.Download Open Access PDF here.  Paperback available for purchase from Amsterdam University Press and Amazon. Chapter 1: ‘Thank the Maker!’ … Continue reading “Thank the Maker!” George Lucas, Lucusfilm, and the Legends of Transtextual Authorship Across the Star Wars Franchise