The Victorian Zombie. McFarland Books (forthcoming)


“Muscular Electricity: Marie Corelli and the Galvanized Double.” (forthcoming)

“Harleth’s Progress: Toward of Definition of Victorian Consciousness, the quint (Volume 8)

Robert Audley’s Secret”, The Victorian (Volume 3, Issue 3)

“Morsels of Body: Photographic Love and the Queer Gaze in Madame Bovary.” Journal of Gender Studies (Spring 2013)

“Jane Eyre and Zombies.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. (Fall 2012, Volume 8, Issue 2)                                                                            

“The Romance of Henry James’s Female Pedophile” MP: An Online Feminist Journal (June 2010, Volume 2, Issue 7)


“Home” The Blue Fog Journal (July 2007)


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A Contemporary Allegory: Two Apache Sisters

Dina Polizzi’s first novella Two Apache Sisters and a Texas Gigolo was on my read-list for awhile, not only because Polizzi is my friend and neighbor but due to its marriage of magic, tarot, and its esoteric nature, which all interest me.

Two Apache Sisters struck me immediately as an allegory — the caliber that I haven’t experienced, really, since Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” — due to its penchant for placing big-motif meaning in occult-shaded trinkets and persons. There’s the coin, the many bags and satchels, the star, the green fairy, a shell, an arrowhead, a water bottle, salt, and even the Oriental man who recites philosophical tag lines — each in their own time.
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