Mary Blair & Kate Greenaway
The Literary Encyclopedia
I contributed two biographical essays to The Literary Encyclopedia in response to a call for entries on authors and illustrators of children's books. My entry on Disney concept artist and Little Golden Books illustrator Mary Blair is part of my ongoing scholarship on the artist. My entry on Greenaway reflects my interest in Victorian women artists and illustrators.
Wyler's Wuthering Heights: Genre, Transnationalism, and the Adaptation of the Victorian Novel
ReFocus: The Films of William Wyler, ed. John Price. Edinburgh University Press, 2023
I discuss William Wyler’s approach to adapting the classic Victorian novel, including what drew Wyler to Brontë’s fictional realm in the first place, as well as the generic consequences of this transnational film adaptation.
To Ride Into 'Paradise': Lana Del Rey's EP at 10
December 8, 2022
What’s most striking about Lana Del Rey’s Paradise EP and its music videos are the ways they cement her transgressive and hallucinatory aesthetic.
REVIEWS & LISTS
My reviews and lists have appeared or are forthcoming in venues such as Woman's Art Journal, ABO, & JSTOR Daily.
Richard Abel, ed., Movie Mavens: US Newspaper Women Take on the Movies, 1914-1923
Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media August 2023
Mary K. Holland & Heather Hewett, eds., #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Violence and Rape Culture
Keri Watson & Timothy W. Hiles, The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability
Paris A. Spies-Gans, A Revolution on Canvas: The Rise of Women Artists in Britain and France, 1760-1830
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830
Griselda Pollock, Killing Men & Dying Women: Imagining Difference in 1950s New York Painting and Three Women Artists: Expanding Abstract Expressionism in the American West by Amy Von Lintel & Bonnie Roos
Woman's Art Journal
FORTHCOMING & IN PROGRESS PROJECTS
Frida: Creativity, Trauma, and the Woman Artist
A Critical Companion to Julie Taymor, ed. Matthew Hodge, Lexington Books, forthcoming
"This is a true story": Women Artists and Narratives of Disability in Ida Lupino’s Never Fear
Women Who Write Our Worlds: Shaping Global Screen Culture, eds. Rose Ferrell and Rosanne Welch, Intellect Books, forthcoming
Examining the Legacy of Disney Artist Mary Blair
Article accepted for Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, "100 Years of Disney" issue, ed. Amy Davis
The Comeback of Miriam Hopkins
Comebacks, Cameos, and Camp: The Return of the Aging Star, eds. Martin Shingler & Gloria Monti, Wayne State UP, under review
Blood and Soap: Kenneth Anger, Karina Longworth, and the Women of Hollywood Babylon
Women and Hollywood: Tales of Inequality, Abuse, and Resistance in the Dream Factory, ed. Karen McNally, University of Illinois Press, under review
Mary Blair, Victorian Illustration, and Disney Animation: The Case of Alice in Wonderland
Article in progress
Imperialized Antiquities: Victorian Encounters with the Ancient Near East in the British Museum
My dissertation examines the relationship between Victorian Britain and the Ancient Near East as produced and mediated through the British Museum. I consider how this encyclopedic museum narrativized antiquity for consumption by British spectators in an imperial context. This project unveils the layers of narrative that inform and are informed by the discovery, acquisition, and reception of artifacts from Ancient Lycia and Assyria. These narratives ultimately reveal the relationship between British imperial archaeology and the museum space. In addition, I showcase how these institutional practices and spaces illuminated Victorian Britain’s place within the Great Chain of Empires initiated by their Assyrian predecessors.
I used this opportunity to pursue a project related to the Victorian reception of antiquity, working to fulfill a lifelong curiosity about how we, centuries later, have continued to engage with and react to the mythologies and material remains of the past. These questions have been a persistent presence at my writing desk and in my classroom, applicable to antiquity just as much as they are to Hollywood and stars of the art world, ranging from Artemisia Gentileschi to Frida Kahlo.