ACADEMIA

I am currently a PhD candidate in English with a concentration in Folklore and 19th-Century Literature at The Ohio State University. My main research interests include folkloric retellings, fairy tales, the Gothic and Fantastic, supernatural folklore (especially conceptions of magic and fairylore/witch lore), feminist and queer theory, speculative literature, experimental literature, and digital media. I did my undergraduate work at Sarah Lawrence College and my MA work in Folklore at George Mason University. I have studied abroad at Oxford University: Christ Church and the National University of Ireland: Galway as well.


Publications:

Articles:

2016
“I Am the Wolf: Queering ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and
‘Snow White and Rose Red’ in the  Television Show
Once Upon a Time” (invited)
Humanities 5.41
Special Issue: Fairy Tale and its Uses in Contemporary New Media and Popular Culture
Edited by Claudia Schwabe

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2015
“Beasts and Bluebeards: Reader Reception, the Fairy Tale, and Jane Eyre
Co-written with Sara Cleto
Louise Pound: A Folklore and Literature Miscellany
Edited by Todd Richardson and Shelley Ingram
(QRS Comics)

ChannelingWonder2014
“Molding Messages: Analyzing the Reworking of the “Sleeping Beauty”
Fairy Tale in Grimms’ Fairy Tale Classics and Dollhouse
Co-written with Jeana Jorgensen
Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television
Edited by Pauline Greenhill and Jill Rudy
(Wayne State University Press Series in Fairy-Tale Studies)


Encyclopedia/Companion Entries:

2016
“Youtube/Other Internet Video” (invited)
The Routledge Companion to Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media
Edited by Pauline Greenhill, Jill Terry Rudy, and Naomi Hamer
(Routledge Press, Francis and Taylor Group)
(forthcoming)

Greenwood2015
“Fashion” + “Gothic Tales” + “Pre-Raphaelites” (invited)
Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from Around the World
2nd Edition
Edited by Donald Haase and Anne Duggan,
with Helen J. Callow (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press)

 

Academic Reviews:

2015Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies
Review of The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales: From the Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang
Edited by Jack Zipes (invited) (forthcoming)

2015Journal of American Folklore
Review of Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales
By Jack Zipes (invited) (forthcoming)

2016
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
Review of Gothic Contemporaries: The Haunted Text
By Joanne Watkiss

2015Folklore
Review of Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy
By Anne E. Duggan (invited)

2015Journal of Folklore Research Reviews
Review of Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Fairy Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives
Edited by Christine A. Jones and Jennifer Schacker (invited)

2014Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies
Review of The Fairies Return: Or, New Tales for Old
Edited by Peter Davies and Maria Tatar (invited)

2013Folklore Forum
Review of Critical and Creative Perspectives on Fairy Tales: An Intertextual Dialogue Between Fairy Tale Scholarship and Postmodern Retellings
By Vanessa Joosen

2013Folklore Forum
Review of The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales
By Bela Belazs, translated and with an introduction by Jack Zipes

2012Journal of Folklore Research Reviews
Review of Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text: New Cassandras
Edited by Sanja Bahun-Radunovic and V.G. Julie Rajan


Conference Presentations:

2016 – The American Folklore Society 2016 Annual Meeting
Joint Meeting with the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR)
Miami, FL
Will Present Paper: “Facets: Combining Folklore, Digital Media, and Creative Adaptation”
(co-written with Erin Kathleen Bahl)

2016The 9th OSU/IU Joint Student Conference in Folklore and Ethnomusicology: “Embodied Expression – The Body in Academia, in the Field, and In-Between”
Columbus, Ohio
Presented Paper: “Shattered Glass Slippers and Blood-Red Hoods: Fairy-Tale Fashion and Gothic Aesthetics in/as Narrative”

2016Reflected Shadows: Folklore and the Gothic Conference
London, UK
Presented Paper: “The Redemption of “Rumpelstiltskin”: Fairy Tale, Gothic, and Queer Possibilities in George Eliot’s Silas Marner

2016The 37th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, FL
Presented Paper: “Shattered Glass Slippers and Blood-Red Hoods: Fairy-Tale Fashion and Gothic Aesthetics in/as Narrative”

2015The American Folklore Society 2015 Annual Meeting
Long Beach, CA
Presented Paper: “Reimagining “Rumpelstiltskin”: Fairy Tale, Gothic, and Queer Possibilities in George Eliot’s Silas Marner

2015The 8th OSU/IU Joint Student Conference in Folklore and Ethnomusicology: “The Familiar and the Obscure”
Bloomington, Indiana
Paper: “Porphyro is Dead: Exploring Narrative Ambiguity and Folkloric Intertexts in Keats’ “The Eve of Saint Agnes”” (co-written with Sara Cleto)

2015The 36th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, FL
Paper: “Porphyro is Dead: Exploring Narrative Ambiguity and Folkloric Intertexts in Keats’ “The Eve of Saint Agnes”” (co-written with Sara Cleto)

2014The American Folklore Society 2014 Annual Meeting
Santa Fe, NM
Paper: “Hearing Her Song: Examining (Feminist?) Messages in the “Briar Rose” Episode of the Japanese Anime Grimms’ Fairy Tale Classics

2014The 2014 International Conference on Romanticism – “Romantic Reflections: Twins, Echoes, and Appropriations”
Minneapolis, MN
Paper: “’Her Eyes Were Wild’: Echoes of Traditional Fairylore and the Gothic in Keats’ ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’”

2014The 7th OSU/IU Joint Student Conference in Folklore and Ethnomusicology: “Decentering Power: The Art of (Everyday) Subversion”
Columbus, Ohio
Paper: “Circumnavigating a Subversive Otherworld: Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland as Folkloric Liminal Space”

2014The 35th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, FL
Paper: “Circumnavigating a Subversive Otherworld: Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland as Folkloric Liminal Space”

2013The American Folklore Society 2013 Annual Meeting
Providence, RI
Paper: “‘Her Eyes Were Wild’: Fairylore and the Gothic Aesthetic in Romantic Poetry”

2013The 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, FL
Paper: “Awakening the Darkness: Towards a Poetics of the Gothic Fairy Tale”

2013Gothic: Culture, Subculture, Counterculture Conference
London, UK
Paper: “Awakening the Darkness: Towards a Poetics of the Gothic Fairy Tale”

2012The American Folklore Society 2012 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
Paper: “Sleeping Monsters: Reclaiming the Scandalous History of ‘Sleeping Beauty'”

2012After Grimm: Fairy Tales and the Art of Storytelling Conference
London, UK
Paper: “Awake With New Dreams: Reconstructing Ideas of Sleeping and Waking in Feminist Contemporary Retellings of the Fairy Tale ‘Sleeping Beauty'”

2012The 33rd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, FL
Paper: “‘A Girl Who is Both Death and the Maiden’: Reimagining Sleeping Beauty and Snow White as Gothic Monsters in Contemporary Fairy Tale Retellings”

2011The American Folklore Society 2011 Annual Meeting
Bloomington, IN
Paper: “Fairy Tales at War: Retelling Fairy Tales as War Narratives in Young Adult Literature”

2011MythCon: The 42nd Mythopoeic Society Conference
Albuquerque, NM
Paper: “The Mistress of Magic: Morgan le Fay and Conceptions of Celtic Paganism in Contemporary Arthurian Retellings”


Awards:

Academic Awards:

2016 – Digital Media Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Work
The Digital Media Project and The Ohio State University English Department
Awarded for Facets, a multi-model collaborative webtext project
Co-winner with Erin Kathleen Bahl

2012
– The MAIS Department Award for Most Outstanding Thesis
George Mason University
Awarded for MA Thesis Entitled: “Dreams Within Dreams: The Sleeping Maiden Fairy Tales and the Gothic Aesthetic in Contemporary Retellings”

2012 – The MAIS Department Academic Excellence Award for Highest GPA
George Mason University

2010 – Elli Köngäs-Maranda Student Paper Prize
The Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society
Awarded For Paper Entitled: “Awake With New Dreams: Reconstructing Ideas of Sleeping and Waking in Feminist Contemporary Retellings of the Fairy Tale ‘Sleeping Beauty'”

2009 – New Folklore Student AFS Membership Award
George Mason University

Travel Awards:

2016 – Project Narrative Travel Award
Project Narrative: The Ohio State University
Awarded to attend the British Folklore Society’s Reflected Shadows: Folklore and the Gothic Conference in the UK

2016 – Arts and Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant
The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences
Awarded to attend the British Folklore Society’s Reflected Shadows: Folklore and the Gothic Conference

2016 – Valerie B. Lee Conference Travel Grant
The Ohio State University English Department
Awarded to attend the Reflected Shadows: Folklore and the Gothic Conference in the UK

2014 – Polly Stewart Student Travel Stipend
Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society
Awarded to “an emerging scholar who shows promise of furthering the study of women’s folklore, gender issues in folklore, and/or feminist approaches to the study of folklore”

2014 – American Folklore Society Student Travel Stipend
American Folklore Society

For more academic information, please request my full C.V.

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