CURRICULUM VITAE

Jay McRoy

Professor

Department of English & Cinema Studies

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

900 Wood Road.

Kenosha, WI   53141

Phone: (262) 914-8680

Email: mcroy@uwp.edu

Website: http://www.jaymcroy.com

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D.   English (Film and Cultural Studies Emphasis), Stony Brook University, 2000

            Dissertation:  “‘T’ain’t No Sin to Take off Your Skin’: Corporeal Integrity as Metaphor and the Politics of Monstrosity in Modern and Postmodern

                                       Horror Literature and Film”

            Director: Professor Ira Livingston (Stony Brook University)

            Readers: Professor E. Ann Kaplan (Stony Brook University), Professor Krin Gabbard (Stony Brook University), Professor Steven Shaviro (Wayne                                                State University)

 

B.A.   English and Communications, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, 1991                                 

            magna cum laude

           

 

Academic Appointments:

 

2014 - Present             Professor, Tenured, University of Wisconsin – Parkside

2005 - 2014                  Associate Professor, Tenured, University of Wisconsin - Parkside

2001-2005                    Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, University of Wisconsin - Parkside,

1998 - 2001                  Associate Lecturer, Stony Brook University

1996 - 1998                  Adjunct Instructor, Suffolk Community College

1993 - 1998                  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Stony Brook University

1998                              Special Research Assistant to Dr. E. Ann Kaplan, Humanities Institute, Stony Brook University

1997 - 1998                  Coordinator, Stony Brook University Electronic Writing Classrooms

1995 - 1997                  Graduate Research Assistant, Humanities Institute, Stony Brook  University

 

Awards and Honors:

 

2015                            Nominated, Stella Gray Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Wisconsin – Parkside

2012                            Nominated, Stella Gray Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Wisconsin – Parkside

2002 - 2010                Nominated, Stella Gray Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Wisconsin - Parkside

2008 - Present           Honorary Faculty – Associate Professor. Ameristate University of the Martial Arts, 2008 – Present

2008                            Keynote Speaker, New Horrors: An International Conference of Horror Film, Manchester Metropolitan University, April 4-6   

2004                            Nominated, Advisor of the Year, 2004   

2000                            Merit Award for Teaching Excellence, Stony Brook University

1991                            Award for Excellence in Literature and Writing, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, 1991.

1991                            Honors in English, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

1991                            Honors in Communications, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

 

 

 

Professional Service (Editorships and Offices):

 

2003 - Present             Editorial Board, Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres

2005 - Present             Editorial Board, Journal of Adaptation in Film

2012 - Present             Editorial Board, Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese (JMLC)

2005 - Present             External Reviewer (Occasional), Edinburgh University Press

2007 - Present             External Reviewer (Occasional), Manchester University Press

2005 - Present             External Reviewer (Occasional), Cinema Journal

2010                              External Reviewer, Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

 

 

 

Chair, Directorships, and Coordination Experience:

 

2013 -Present              Director. Concentration in Cinema and Film Studies, University of  Wisconsin – Parkside Department of Liberal Studies.

2009 – Present            Chair. Department of English. University of Wisconsin – Parkside.

2002 – Present            Coordinator for the Certificate in Cinema Studies. Department of English University of Wisconsin – Parkside.

2013 - 2014                  Interim Chair. Department of Foreign Languages, University of Wisconsin – Parkside.

2013 - 2014                  Interim Coordinator. Academic Skills - Composition, University of Wisconsin – Parkside.

 

 

Publications:

 

Books and Edited Collections:

 

McRoy, Jay and Hand, Richard (In Progress). Gothic Cinema. Edinburgh University Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2008). Nightmare Japan: Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema.

        (Contemporary Cinema Series), Amsterdam: Rodopi.

 

McRoy, Jay and Hand, Richard (2007). Monstrous Adaptations: Generic and Thematic Mutations

        in Horror Film. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2005). Japanese Horror Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

McRoy, Jay (forthcoming). “Film Noir and the Gothic.” Gothic Cinema. Edited by Richard Hand

        and Jay McRoy, Edinburgh University Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (forthcoming). “Gothic Motifs in Japanese Horror Cinema.” The B-Movie Gothic.

       Edited by Justin Edwards. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK.

 

McRoy, Jay (forthcoming). “Youth, Trauma, and Contemporary Japanese Cinema.” The

      Blackwell Anthology of Japanese Film Criticism. Edited by David Desser. Malden, MA and   

      Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell-Wiley.

 

McRoy, Jay (In Progress). “The Agony of Mediation and The Great Ecstasy of Robert

        Carmichael.” Renegade Visions: Films and Filmmakers that Defy Popular Cinema. Edited

        by Matthew Edwards. Glasgow, Scotland: MacFarlane and Co.

 

McRoy, Jay (2016). “House,” “Suicide Circle,” “Splatter: Naked Blood,” and “Noriko’s

       Dinner Table.” Japanese Horror Encyclopedia. Edited by Salvador Murguia. Rowman and

       Littlefield.

 

McRoy, Jay (2015). “Spectral Remainders and Transcultural Hauntings: (Re)iterations of the

        Onryō in Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema.” Cinematic Ghosts. Edited by Murray

        Leeder. New York & London: Continuum Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2015). “New Japanese Horror.” The Blackwell Anthology of Horror Criticism.

       Edited by Harry Benshoff. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell-Wiley.

 

McRoy, Jay (2012).  “Even the Ghosts are Haunted: Kenjo Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu Monogatari.”

        Diabolique, Issue No. 11, Sept/Oct.

 

McRoy, Jay (2012). “In a Cat’s Eye: Kaneto Shindo’s Kuroneko.” Diabolique, Issue No. 8,

        Jan/Feb. 

 

McRoy, Jay (2012). “Kaneto Shindo and Onibaba.” Diabolique, Issue No. 8, Jan/Feb.

 

 

McRoy, Jay (2011). “The Kids of Today Should Defend Themselves Against the ‘70s”:

        Simulating Auras and Marketing Nostalgia in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 

       Grindhouse.”  New American Horror Cinema. Edited by Steffen Hantke. Mississippi:  

       University of Mississippi Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2011). “Today’s Lesson Is…You Kill Each Other: Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle

        Royale.”  Battle Royale: Essays & Commentary in Battle Royale Limited Edition Box Set.   

        Arrow Films Blue Ray Release.

 

McRoy, Jay (2010). “The Great Train Robbery,” “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” “The

        Crow,” “The Killer,” “Wages of Fear,” and “Leon.” 101Greatest Action Films. Edited by

        Helena Baser. New York: Barrons Inc.

   

McRoy, Jay (2010). “Sisters” and “Buffalo ’66.” 101 Greatest Cult Films. Edited by Helena

        Baser. New York: Barrons, Inc.

 

McRoy, Jay (2010). “ ‘Parts is Parts’: Pornography, Splatter Films, and the Politics of Corporeal

        Disintegration.”  Horror Zone:  The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema. 

        Edited by Ian Conrich and Julian Petley.  New York & London: I.B. Tauris Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2009; Revised and Expanded). “Satiety in Numbers: George Romero’s Night of

        the Living Dead.” Night of the Living Dead: Studies in the Horror Film. Edited by Jerad

        Walters and Marco Lanzagorta. Lakewood, Colorado: Centipede Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2009). “The Grand Illusion,” “Ivan’s Childhood,” “Come and See,” “Lacombe

        Lucien,” and “The Cranes are Flying.” 101 Greatest War Films. Edited by Steven Jay

        Schneider. New York: Barrons, Inc.

 

McRoy, Jay (2009). “Sonatine,” “King of New York,” “The Departed,” “Drunken Angel” and

        “Atlantic City.” 101 Greatest Gangster Films. Edited by Steven Jay Schneider. New York:

        Barrons, Inc.

 

McRoy, Jay and Crucianelli, Guy (2009). “ ‘I Panic the World’: Benevolent Exploitation in Tod

        Browning’s Freaks and Harmony Korine’s Gummo.” Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 42,

        2009.

 

McRoy, Jay (2009). “Fish Tank” and “The Departed.” 1001 Movies You Must See Before You

        Die. Edited by Steven Jay Schneider. New York: Barrons, Inc.

   

McRoy, Jay (2008). “Akira,” “Alphaville,” “La Jetee,” “Solaris,” and “Strange Days.” 101

        Science Fiction Films. Edited by Steven Jay Schneider. New York: Barrons, Inc.

 

McRoy, Jay (2008). “Ju-on,” “Onibaba,” “Ringu,” “A Tale of Two Sisters,” and “Hellraiser.” 101

        Horror Films. Edited by Steven Jay Schneider. New York: Barrons, Inc.

 

McRoy, Jay (2008). “A Murder of Doves: A Roundtable on Youth Violence in Asian Cinema.”

        Rue Morgue Magazine. June/July 2008.

 

McRoy, Jay (2008). “Satiety in Numbers: George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.” Pop

        Matters (Special Issue on The 40th Anniversary of George Romero’s Night of the Living

        Dead). October 30.

 

McRoy, Jay (2007). “ ‘Our Reaction Was Only Human’: Monstrous Becomings in Abel Ferrara’s

        Body Snatchers.” Monstrous Adaptations: Generic and Thematic Mutations in Horror Film.

        Edited by Richard Hand and Jay McRoy. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

   

McRoy, Jay (2007). “Bela Tarr,” “Manoel De Oliviera,” “Jon Jost,” “Amos Gitai,” and “Alan

        Clarke.” Cinema’s 501 Greatest Directors. Edited by Steven Jay Schneider. New York:

        Barrons, Inc.

 

McRoy, Jay (2007). “Paul Robeson,” “Jean-Pierre Leaud,” and “Jean Seberg.” Cinema’s 501

        Greatest Stars. Edited by Steven Jay Schneider. New York: Barrons, Inc.

 

McRoy, Jay (2007). “Cannibal Holocaust” and “The Kingdom.” 100 Greatest European Horror

        Films. Edited by Steven Jay Schneider. British Film Institute.

 

McRoy, Jay (2006). “Joy Boys and Docile Bodies: Surveillance, Resistance, and the Politics of

        Dramatic Recreation in Romuald Karmakar’s Der Totmacher.” Caligari’s Grandchildren:

        German Horror Film after 1945. Edited by Steffen Hantke. Metuchen, New Jersey:

        Scarecrow Press.

 

 McRoy, Jay (2006). “Japan is Screaming: Recent Trends in Recent Japanese Horror Cinema.”

        Traditions in World Cinema. Edited by Linda Badley and R. Barton Palmer. Edinburgh:

        Edinburgh University Press.   

 

 McRoy, Jay (2006). “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Severed Heads: Harrold Jaffe’s 15

        Serial Killers.” Terrains Vague.  Edited by David Willinham. Seattle: Paradoxa Press.

 

 McRoy, Jay (2006). “ ‘The Horror is Alive’: Immersion, Spectatorship, and the Cinematics of

         Fear in the Survival Horror Genre.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue

         6, Volume 1.

 

 McRoy, Jay (2005). “Shimizu Takashi's Ju-on and the Haunted Family in Japanese Culture.”

         Rendez-vous avec la peur: revue de cinéma fantastique. Edited by Frank LaFond. Liège: 

         Les Editions du CEFAL.

 

McRoy, Jay (2005). “Cultural Transformations, Corporeal Prohibitions, and Body Horror in Sato\

       Hisayasu’s Naked Blood.” Japanese Horror Cinema. Edited by Jay McRoy. Edinburgh:

       Edinburgh University Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2005). “Case Study: Cinematic Hybridity in Shimizu Takashi’s Ju-on: The  

       Grudge.” Japanese Horror Cinema. Edited by Jay McRoy, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University

       Press.

 

McRoy, Jay and Evans, Gareth (2005). “Filmography: Japanese Horror Films and their DVD

       Availability in the UK and the US.” Japanese Horror Cinema. Edited by Jay McRoy.

       Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005.

 

McRoy, Jay (2005). “Italian Neorealist Influences in Post-Punk Cinema.”  Post-Punk Cinema. 

       Edited by Nicholas Rombes. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2004). “Simulating Torture, Documenting Horror: The Technology of ‘Nonfiction

       Filmmaking’ in Devil’s Experiment and Flowers of Flesh and Blood.” Technologies of Fear: 

       Material Culture of Horror Film.  Edited by Steffen Hantke, Mississippi: University of

       Mississippi Press.  

 

McRoy, Jay (2004). “Conspicuous Consumption: Ulli Lommel's Zartlichkeit der Wolfe  

       (Tenderness of the Wolves, 1973).”  Kinoeye:  A Fortnightly Journal of Film in the

       New Europe, Vol. 2, Issue 14.

 

McRoy, Jay (2003). “ ‘This Is What They Do in Graves’: Beth B’s Two Small Bodies.” Fever

       Pitch: A Journal of Film and Music, No. 7, pp. 22-24.

 

McRoy, Jay (2003). “There Goes the Neighborhood:  Chaotic Apocalypse and Monstrous

        Genesis in H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Street,’ ‘The Horror at Red Hook,’ and ‘He’.” Journal of

        the Fantastic in the Arts, February 2003, pp. 335-51.

 

McRoy, Jay (2002).  “Patrick McGrath.” Supernatural Fiction Writers, 2nd Edition. Edited by

        Richard Bleiler. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2002). “ ‘The Dream Has Not Ended Yet’:  Splattered Bodies and the Durable

       Orgasm in Hisayasu Sato’s Naked Blood.”  Spectator:  The University of California          

        Journal of Film and Television Criticism, 22:2.  Special Issue: “Axes to Grind: Re-Imagining

        the Horrific in Visual Media and Culture,” Edited by Harmony Wu, pp. 34-44.

 

McRoy, Jay (2002). “There Are No Limits:  Splatterpunk, Clive Barker, and the Body in

        extremis.”  Horror. Edited by Steffen Hantke. Seattle: Paradoxa Press.

 

McRoy, Jay (2002). “Some (Re)Assembly Required: Broken Bodies, Christopher Reeve,

        and the Selling of Late Capitalism.” Delirium: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Culture

        and Criticism, February 2002.

 

McRoy, Jay (2002). “Wounds of Opportunity: J.G. Ballard's Crash,” in “The Best Books of

        the Century:  An M/C Reviews ‘Words’ Special Feature.”  M/C Media Culture, Spring

        2002.

 

McRoy, Jay (2002). “Beautiful Abominations: On the DVD Release of Clive Barker’s   

        Nightbreed.” Scope: An On-Line Journal of Film Studies, January 2002. 

 

McRoy, Jay (2001). “Click Here To…:  Teaching Composition Through the Creation

            of On-Line Magazines.” Journal of Educational Technology Systems, vol. 29 no. 3,

            pp. 207-18.

 

 

Reviews and Review-Essays:

 

 McRoy, Jay (2010; Review-Essay). “The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity.

            Cinema Journal.

 

McRoy, Jay (2010; Book Review). “Expansive Meditations on the Culture of Now: Harold

            Jaffe’s Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Short Stories.” Straylight.

 

 McRoy, Jay (2004; Book Review). “Current and Not-So-Current Trends in Horror Criticism:

            Horror: The Film Reader and British Horror Cinema.”  Science Fiction Research

            Association Review #258. 

 

 McRoy, Jay (2003; Book Review). “The Frankenstein Film Sourcebook.” Science Fiction

            Research Association Review #254.

McRoy, Jay (2003; Book Review). “Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke: Experiencing

            Contemporary Japanese Animation.” Scope: An On-Line Journal of Film Studies. 

 

 McRoy, Jay (2003; Book Review). “Ramsey Campbell and Modern Horror Fiction.” Science

            Fiction Research Association Review #253.

 

McRoy, Jay (2003; Book Review). “Two on Carpenter:  The Films of John Carpenter and

        Order in the Universe:  The Films of John Carpenter.” Science Fiction Research Association

        Review #253.

 

McRoy, Jay (2002; Book Review). “Learning from Other Worlds.” Science Fiction Research

        Association Review #252.

 

McRoy, Jay (2002; Book Review). “The Cult Film and its Critics.” Science Fiction Research \

        Association Review #251.

 

McRoy, Jay (2001; Book Review). “The Body’s Perilous Pleasures.” Intensities: The Journal

        of Cult Media, vol.1, no.1, Spring 2001.

 

McRoy, Jay (2001). “On Spectatorship and the Art of Horror: Joan Hawkins’ Cutting

        Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant Garde and David A. Oakes’ Science and 

        Destabilization in the American Gothic:  Lovecraft, Matheson, and King.” (Review-

        Essay).  Science Fiction Studies, November 2001.

 

 

 

Conference Papers and Invited Presentations: 

“Orson Welles and Citizen Kane: A Public Lecture and Talkback,” Kenosha Celebrates Orson

            Welles, 2016.

 

“Cinema and (In)Finitude.” Last Lecture Series. University of Wisconsin Parkside, May 5, 2014.

 

“Destabilizing Horror.” Closing Discussion/Roundtable with Adam Lowenstein and Tom

            Gunning. Moderated by Adam Hart. Contemporary Horrors: Destabilizing a Cinematic

            Genre. University of Chicago, April 25-26, 2014.

 

“Keep Doubting: Victims and Visionaries in Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs.” Contemporary Horrors:

            Destabilizing a Cinematic Genre. University of Chicago, April 25-26, 2014.

 

“Cultural Adaptations in William Inge’s Bus Stop.” Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s ViewPoints

            Lecture Series. Broadway Theatre Center’s Cabot Theatre, April 18, 2012.

   

 “ ‘I’m Not Afraid of You’: The Vampire as Hot Topic.” University of Wisconsin – Parkside

            Friends of the Library Community Lecture Series, March 2011.

   

 “Reading the Graphic Novel.” OPED - Office of Professional Instructional Development      

            Conference. University of Wisconsin – Madison. March 5, 2009.

 

 “Spiraling into Apocalypse: Sono Shion’s Suicide Circle.” (Keynote Address) New Horrors: An

            International Conference of Horror Film. Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).  April 4-6, 2008.

 

“Simulating Auras and Marketing Nostalgia in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof.” The

            Southwest-Texas Popular Culture Association/American Association Conference,  

            February 11-15, 2008.

 

“Better and Old Demon than a New God: Robert Zemekis’ Beowulf.” Beowulf  Symposium.

            University of Wisconsin – Parkside, December 5, 2007.

 

“Introducing Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking Express.” Brief paper followed by discussion  

            moderation. CineMatic Cineclub. Racine, Wisconsin, June 12, 2007.

 

“Introducing Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculine/Feminine.” Brief paper followed by discussion

            moderation. CineMatic Cineclub. Racine, Wisconsin, May 7, 2007.

 

“Introducing Yasujiro Ozu’s Late Spring.” Brief paper followed by discussion moderation.

            CineMatic Cineclub. Racine, Wisconsin, March 28, 2007.

 

“Japanese Horror Cinema: Major Trends.” ‘It Came from Lake Michigan’ Annual Independent

            Horror Film Festival. October 17 – 21, 2006.

 

“A Murder of Doves: Youth Violence and the Rites of Passing in Contemporary Japanese Horror

            Cinema.” It Came From Lake Michigan Film Festival. October 20, 2006.

 

“New Terrors, Emerging Trends, and the Future of Japanese Horror Cinema.” 2006 Faculty

            Showcase. University of Wisconsin – Parkside, May 10, 2006.

   

“Becoming Adaptations: Corporeal Transformation and Ambiguity in Abel Ferrara’s Body

            Snatchers.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, March 11-14,

            2006.

           

“Master and Servant: Sadomasochism and Paradox in Sato Hisayasu's Muscle.” The Southwest-

           Texas Popular Culture Association/American Association Conference, February 11-15,

           2006.

 

“Shimizu Takashi's Ju-on and the Haunted Family in Japanese Culture.” Society for Cinema

           and Media Studies Annual Conference, March 11-14, 2005.

 

“Ghosts of the Present, Specters of the Past: Cinematic Hybridity and the Haunted Family in

                        Shimizu Takashi’s Ju-on: The Grudge.” The Southwest-Texas Popular

                        Culture Association/American Association Conference, February 16-19, 2005

   

“Behind the Veil of Orientalist Discourse: Michael Moore’s ‘Soft Fascism’.” University

             of Wisconsin – Parkside, Humanities-Sponsored Panel Discussion, October 7, 2004.

 

“Critical Thinking in Film Studies.” Critical Thinking Symposium, University of Wisconsin –

             Parkside, September 24, 2004.

 

“Poverty, Violence, Spectacle: Katia Lund and Fernando Meirelles’ City of God.” University

             of Wisconsin – Parkside, Foreign Film Series Roundtable, April 4, 2004.

 

“Pornography, Splatter Films, and the Politics of Corporeal Disintegration.”  Society for

             Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, March 4-7, 2004.

 

 

“ ‘I Panic the World’: Benevolent Exploitation in Tod Browning’s Freaks and Gummo.” (With

             Guy Crucianelli). The Southwest-Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture

             Association Conference, April 4-7, 2004. 

 

“Nightmare Japan: New Trends in Japanese Horror Cinema.” Midwest Conference on Film,

              Language, and Literature, March 2003.

 

“Revisioning Apocalypse: Battle Royale and Battle Royale 2: Requiem.”  Public Screening and

              Lecture, AnimeFest Wisconsin, 2004.

 

 “ ‘Will You Be My Guinea Pig?’:  Japanese Body Horror.”  Society for Cinema and Media

              Studies Annual Conference, March 6 - 9, 2003.

 

 Chairperson/Moderator. “Body Horror in U.S. and Japanese Films.”  Society for Cinema and

              Media Studies Annual Conference, March 6 - 9, 2003.

  

 “Flowers of Flesh and Blood:  Body Horror, Pseudo-Snuff, and the Politics of Cultural 

              Transformation in the Guinea Pig Films.” The Southwest-Texas Popular Culture

              Association/American Culture Association Conference, February 12 - 15, 2003.

   

 Chairperson/Moderator. “The Politics of Horror.” The Southwest-Texas Popular Culture

              Association/American Culture Association Conference, February 12 - 15, 

              2003.

 

 “In the Company of Wolves:  Conspicuous Consumption in Ulli Lommel’s Zärtlichkeit  der

              Wolfe (Tenderness of the Wolves, 1973).”  24th International Conference on the Fantastic

              in the Arts, 2003.

 

 “ ‘T'aint No Sin to Take Off Your Skin’:  Clive Barker's Posthuman Striptease.”  2002

              Midwest Modern Language Association Convention.  Special Convention Theme

              Panel: “Thinking Post-Identity.” November 8 - 10, 2002.

 

“The Horror is Alive:  Immersion, Abjection, and the Cinematics of Fear in the Survival

              Horror Genre.” 2002 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, October 4 - 6,

              2002.

 

“Some (Re)Assembly Required:  Christopher Reeve and the Selling of Late Capitalism.”

              Midwest Conference on Film, Language, and Literature, 2002.

 

“Skinning the Body Erotic:  Corporeal Disintegration and the Mapping of Desire in Clive

              Barker’s The Forbidden.” 23rd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts,

              2002.

 

“ ‘The Dream Has Not Ended Yet’:  Meat, Intensity, and the Durable Orgasm in

              Hisayasu Sato’s Naked Blood and David Cronenberg's eXistenZ.” The Southwest-

              Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, 2002.

 

Panel Chairperson/Moderator. “Bodies that Splatter.” The Southwest-Texas Popular Culture

              Association/American Culture Association Conference, 2002.

 

“Engaging the (Post)Humanities.” The University of Wisconsin - Parkside Roundtable on the

              Humanities, 2001.

 

“ ‘Our Response Was Only Human’:  Monstrous Becomings in Abel Ferrara’s Body  

              Snatchers.” The 32nd  Science Fiction Research Association Conference. Special   

              Session: Science Fiction in the Next Millennium: Looking Forward While Remembering  

              the Past, 2001.

 

“In Midian, Where the Monsters Go:  Beautiful Abominations in Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.”

               Stony Brook University Conference on Literature and Theory, 2000.

 

“Resistance is Futile: Collaborative Learning and the Application of On-Line Technologies in

               the Teaching of Writing.” Stony Brook Faculty Brown-Bag Lecture Series, 2000.   

 

“Point/Click/Think: Teaching First Year Writing through the Creation of Online Magazines.”

               State University of New York Counsel On Writing Conference, 1999. 

  

“Writing Across the Web: The Impact of On-Line Technologies on the Teaching of Writing.”

               Community College General Education Association’s 16th National Conference, 1998.  

  

Moderator/Chairperson. “Marginalized Discourses:  Fantasy and Science Fiction.”  Stony Brook  

               University’s 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, 1996.

 

“The Beast in the Pockets: Gender and Language Diffusion in Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg,                    

              Ohio.” Stony Brook University Conference on Literature and Theory, 1995.

 

“I Hate Myself and Want to Die: Baudrillard, the Media, and Kurt Cobain’s Suicidal Simulacra.”                     

              Stony Brook Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Colloquium, 1995.

 

“Janie’s Got a Gun:  Gender and Violence in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God .”

              Stony Brook University Conference on Literature and Theory, 1994.

 

“ ‘Workers Are Pigs, Women Are Worse’:  Plagiarizing Kathy Acker.” Stony Brook University

              Conference on Literature and Theory, 1994.

 

 

 

Workshops, Guest Lectures, Interviews, and Assorted Presentations:

 

Discussion Facilitator. “On Leo McCrarey’s Duck Soup.” University of Wisconsin – Parkside

            Faculty Roundtable with Student Discussion. April, 2012.

 

Discussion Facilitator. “On Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust.” Kente Film Festival, May 7,  

             2010.

 

Discussion Facilitator. “On Cheryl Dunye’s Watermelon Woman.” Kente Film Festival, April

             30, 2010.

 

Discussion Facilitator. “On Zeinabu Irene Davis’ Compensation.” Kente Film Festival, March

             12, 2010.

 

Discussion Facilitator. “On Yvonne Weldon’s Sisters in Cinema.” Kente Film Festival, February

            26, 2010. 

 

Discussion Facilitator. “On Mary Harron’s American Psycho” Campus Life Faculty Involvement

            Program, March 7, 2010

  

“Animating Oppression: On Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, from Graphic Novel to Film.”                               

            University of Wisconsin Foreign Film Series, 2009.

 

Discussion Facilitator. “On Roger Avery’s Rules of Attraction.” Campus Life Faculty

            Involvement Program, November 23, 2009.

 

Guest Lecturer. “Cinema: Image, Motion, Sound.” A Three-Part Public Lecture. Adventures

            in Life Long Learning, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Fall 2008.

                 

Interview. “J-Horror and Adrenaline Junkies.” Feature Interview conducted by Mandana Razavi                     

            for Bulletin: magazine of Credit Suisse, July 2007.

 

Guest Lecturer. Sea Monsters in Stripper-Heels: Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf.” University of  Wisconsin –

            Parkside Faculty Roundtable with Student Discussion.

 

Volunteer Instructor and Assistant Coordinator. Film Seed - a digital video production course

            for at risk youth in Racine, Wisconsin, Spring 2006.  

 

Interview. “On the Release of Dark Water.” WNPR Morning Edition. National Public Radio, October 2005.

 

Guest Lecture. “Re-Orientalizing Horror: Shimizu Takashi’s The Grudge.” Communications 101,

             September 2005.

 

Guest Lecture. “Transforming Genres: A Three-Part Public Lecture.” Adventures in Life Long

            Learning, 2004.

 

Instructor, “Special Effects and Computer Animation on the Silver Screen.” MAGDEC

            Video Game Development Summer Seminar. University of Wisconsin – Parkside,

            2004.

   

Discussion Facilitator, Battle Royale and Battle Royale 2: Requiem. AnimeFest Wisconsin,

            2004.

 

Interview. “Fahrenheit 9/11 and the 2004 Election.” WGTD Radio (A National Public Radio

            Affiliate), October 6, 2004.

 

Guest Lecture. “Cinema: Image, Sound, and Motion.”  A Three-Part Public Lecture. Adventures

            in Life Long Learning, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, 2003.

 

Discussion Facilitator, Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell.  Public Screening, University of

            Wisconsin – Parkside, November, 2002.   

“African American Silent Film.” WGTD Radio (A National Public Radio Affiliate), January

            28, 2002.

 

Interview. “The Beat Generation (And Beyond).” WGTD Radio (A National Public Radio Affiliate),

            January 28, 2002.

 

“Teaching Writing in the History Classroom.” Department of History New Faculty Practicum,

            Stony Brook University, 2000.

 

Guest Lecture. “Mentoring Groups: What Are They and How Do They Function?”  New

            Instructor Orientation, Stony Brook University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, 1999.

 

Guest Lecturer. “Text Analysis:  Working Backwards.”  SUNY at Stony Brook Teaching

            Practicum, 1999 Workshop Leader, “Introduction to the Resume." A workshop for

            students at Half-Hollow Hills Grammar School, 1999.

 

Presenter/Discussion Facilitator. "Computer-Assisted Instruction." A one-day symposium for

           instructors and administrators from Hunter College, 1999.

  

Presenter/Discussion Facilitator. "Teaching On-Line and the Application of On-Line

            Technologies in the Writing Classroom." A weekly workshop for New York State

            composition instructors interested in the application of on-line technologies within

            the classroom, 1998.

 

Workshop Leader. “Introduction to the Electronic Writing Classroom: A Practical to the Uses of

            a Networked Computer Classroom," Stony BrookUniversity. This workshop focused on

            instruction in Daedalus Integrated Writing Environment (DIWE) and CommonSpace, as

            well as various tools for publishing class-related web pages, 1997-1998.

 

Workshop Leader. "An Introduction to Computer-Assisted Learning." A workshop for high

            school teachers interested in computer-assisted instruction, Stony Brook University,

            1996.

 

 

 

University Service and Leadership:

 

2016                            Committee Member. Digital Maker’s Space Planning Committee.

 

2014 – Present          Chair. Academic Achievement and Assessment Committee (AAAC).

 

2010 - Present          Committee Member, Academic Achievement and Assessment Committee.

 

2014 - Present          Committee Member, Liberal Studies Steering Committee.

 

2015 - Present          Committee Member. Full Professor Sub-Committee. Personnel Review  Committee (PRC)

 

2014 – 2015              Committee Member. University Budget Committee.

 

2014                           Committee Member. Full Professor Sub-Committee. Personnel Review Committee (PRC)

 

2013 – 2014              Committee Member. The Committee on Academic Planning (CAP).

 

2012 – 2013              Committee Member. The University Committee (UC).

 

2008 – 2012              Committee Member. The Committee on Research and Creative Activity.

 

2011 – 2013              Committee Member. The Rita Tallent Picken Gift Committee for the Rita Tallent Picken

                                    Regional Center for Arts and Humanities.

2009 – 2011              Animation Studies Steering Committee.

 

2006 - 2009               Women and Gender Studies Steering Committee.

 

2004 – 2006              Committee Member. Committee for Diversity Studies.

 

2003 – 2005              Chair. Lectures in the Fine Arts Committee

 

2004 – 2005              Committee Member. Instructional Resources Committee.

 

2003 – 2004              Committee Member. Critical Thinking Project.

 

2002 – 2004              Committee Member. Art History Certificate Steering Committee.

 

 

Department Service (Excluding Chair and Coordinator Duties):

2013 - Present          Department Senator. English Department Representative to the University of Wisconsin -

                                    Parkside Faculty Senate.

 

2016                           Chair. Assistant Professor of English (specialization in Latino/a Literatures) Search Committee.

 

2013                           Committee Member. Assistant Professor of English (20th and 21st  Century Literature and Creative

                                    Writing – Poetry) Search  Committee.

 

2010                           Co-Chair/Committee Member. Assistant Professor in Renaissance Studies (with a specialization in

                                    Shakespeare) Hiring Committee.

 

2009 – 2010              Department Senator (Alternate). English Department Representative to  the University of Wisconsin –

                                   Parkside Faculty Senate.

 

Faculty Advisory / Student Service:

 

2012 – Present           Faculty Advisor. Parkside Student Film Club.

2012 – Present           Faculty Advisor. Tau Kappa Epsilon.

2003 – Present           Faculty Advisor. Parkside Association of Wargamers. (Video Game Club)

2011 – 2012                Faculty Advisor. Parkside Military Veterans Organization.

2003 – 2010                Faculty Advisor. Straylight Literary Journal.

2002 – 2006                Faculty Advisor.  Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honors Society)

2002 – 2005                Faculty Advisor. Undergraduate Writing Conference, 2002 - 2005.

2002 – 2005                Faculty Advisor. Undergraduate English Conference, 2002 - 2005.

 

@ SUNY at Stony Brook:

1999 – 2001                Mentor. Faculty-Student Mentoring Program, 1999- 2001.

1998 – 2001                Curriculum Development Committee Member, WRT 101.

1998 – 2001                Curriculum Development Committee Member, WRT 102.

2000                             Chair. Hiring Committee, Electronic Writing Classrooms Coordinator.

1999                             Editorial Committee Member.  Stony Brook On-Line Writing Source Book.

1997                            Editorial Assistant. The Politics of Research, Rutgers University Press.

1995 – 1996                Senator. Graduate Student Organization.

1996 – 1996                Senator. Graduate English Society.

1993 – 1994                Chair. Graduate Student Organization Board of Appeals.

 

 

Filmmaking:

 

Director

 

Features

 

2012    Found : Missing. (DV Feature). 67 minutes/B&W and Color/Sound.

 

2011    Abandon. (DV Feature). 100 minutes/color/sound.

 

2009    Acts of Contrition. (DV Feature). 76 minutes/Color/Sound.

 

 

Cinematographer

 

2012    “Operation Clean Sweep.” A Production of the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Association

            in conjunction with the Atlanta Branch of the Department of Homeland Security. Nov. 10 – 14.

 

 

 

Academic Affiliations:

    Modern Language Association      

    Midwest Modern Language Association
    Society for Cinema and New Media Studies
    Science Fiction Research Association
    International Association of Fantastic in the Arts
    American Culture Association
    Popular Culture Association