James Bond will Return: Franchise Longevity, the Bondian Formula & Popular Culture

Presentation at ‘The World is Not Enough: The Impact of James Bond on Popular Culture’ Symposium, convened by the Popular Culture Research Network (POPCRN) at the University of New England — Online, 26 May, 2022. A virtual symposium celebrating Ian Fleming’s birthday and focused on all things James Bond in popular culture. As the quintessential English spy serving on her majesty’s secret service the character of … Continue reading James Bond will Return: Franchise Longevity, the Bondian Formula & Popular Culture

‘You Were the Chosen One!’ Darth Vader and the Sequential Dynamics of Villainy in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy

Published in The Supervillain Reader, edited by Robert Moses Peaslee & Robert G. Weiner and published by University Press of Mississippi, 2020. Continue reading ‘You Were the Chosen One!’ Darth Vader and the Sequential Dynamics of Villainy in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy

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’

Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne 29-30 November , 2016. A year ago I co-convened the international conference, Feasting on Hannibal, with my colleagues, Dr. Jessica Balanzategui and Dr. Naja Later, and since I didn’t have this site set-up back then I thought I’d do a retrospective post about the event. Supported by the School of Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Arts … Continue reading Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference