While my research career has taken me through a number of areas--Romantic fiction,
gothic aesthetics, queer narcissism, sexual children, dance--all of my projects are
welded together by an interest in the body. Bodies in pain, bodies in pleasure, bodies in
choreography, bodies in view: all are sites of cultural (and perhaps extra-cultural)
meaning that I explore in my work. It's for this reason that I'm so drawn to
the gothic. In its depiction of bodies in extreme situations, the gothic allows me to
draw together various theories, texts, and historical moments to consider what remains
constant in our bodies’ internal mechanisms, and how such consistency butts up against
the specifics of a particular cultural production. In my current work on dance, I
consider how the body's reactions to pain come to frame choreographies of mortality
from the Romantic ballet to Michael Jackson. 



The Counterfeit Child, English Studies in Canada (2013)


Cell Phones from Hell, The South Atlantic Quarterly (2011)


Gothic Oklahoma!: The Dream Ballet, English Language Notes (2010)


What I Didn’t Do on My Summer Vacation, English Studies in Canada (2008)


Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children (with Natasha Hurley) (2004)

Contributions to Books and Reference Works

Butoh: The Dance of Global Darkness, Globalgothic (2013)

All is True (Henry VIII): The Unbearable Sex of Henry VIII, Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare (2011)

Still Here: Choreography, Temporality, AIDS, Queer Times, Queer Becomings (2011)

Michael Jackson: Queer Funk, Queering the Gothic (2009)


Byron and the Choreography of Queer Desire, Palgrave Advances in Byron Studies (2007)



Stage Blood (Book Review), Gothic Studies (1999)

Art Writings