Collected Works

of David Lavery

MA Thesis: "Surrealism in the Novels of Nathanael West"

Ph.D. Dissertation: To Discover That There is Nothing to Discover: Imagination, the Open, and the Movies of Federico Fellini

 

Books

Late for the Sky: The Mentality of the Space Age. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.

Lynnette Porter, David Lavery, and Hillary Robson. Saving the World: A Guide to Heroes. Toronto: ECW Press, 2007.

Angela Hague and David Lavery, ed. Teleparody: Predicting/Preventing the TV Discourse of Tomorrow. London: Wallflower, 2002.

 

Essays/Articles/Book Chapters/Reviews

24: Jumping the Shark Every Minute.” Flow 4.11 (September 8, 2006) http://jot.communication.utexas.edu/flow/?jot=view&id=1957.

Adapted Lives: Literary into Cinematic Autobiography in Recent Films.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA (November 1997).

“Aesop After Darwin: The Radical Anthropomorphism of The Far Side.Studies in Popular Culture 28.1 (October 2005): 71-83. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

Afterword. Reading 24: TV Against the Clock. Edited by Steven Peacock. London: I. B. Tauris, 2006: 209-212.

Afterword: Rereading Seinfeld After Curb Your Enthusiasm (with Marc Leverette). Seinfeld, Master of Its Domain: Revisiting Television’s Greatest Sitcom. New York: Continuum, 2006. 203-19.

Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery. “Afterword: The Depths of Angel and the Birth of Angel Studies.” Reading Angel: The TV Spinoff with a Soul. Ed. Stacey Abbott. London: I. B. Tauris, 2005: 221-29.

The Allusions of Television.Flow 3.10 (January 2006) <http://jot.communication.utexas.edu/flow/?jot=view&id=1391>.

Angel and Doll” (poem). Salome: A Literary Dance Magazine. No. 22/23/24 (1980): 12.

“The Angel of Twentieth Century Art” (unpublished paper). Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

Apocalyptic Apocalypses: The Narrative Eschatology of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies, Number 9 (2003). http://www.slayageonline.com/essays/slayage9/Lavery.htm.

The Audition of History and the Vocation of Man: Reflections on Extinction and Destiny.” Michigan Quarterly Review 24 (1985): 345-67 (in a special issue on “Science and the Human Image”).

Ian Maull and David Lavery, “Battlestar Galactica.” The Essential Cult Television Reader. Essential Readers in Media and Culture. Lexington: U P of Kentucky, 2010. 44-50.

Billy Jack.The Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature. Ed. Alan R. Velie and Jennifer McClinton-Temple. Detroit: Facts on File, 2007. 54.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 50 Key Television Programmes. Ed. Glen Creeber. London: Arnold, 2004. 31-35.

"’The Catastrophe of My Personality’: Frank O’Hara, Don Draper, and the Poetics of Mad Men." Reading Mad Men. Ed. Gary Edgerton. Reading Contemporary Television Series. London: I. B. Tauris, 2010. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

Centered in the Eccentric: The Imagination of Bill Forsyth.” Kentucky Philological Association, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY (March 1990).

Climate Change: Television Books, The Series.” “Aerial View: Debating Television.” Special Issue of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies on Small Screen Fictions 1.1 (Spring 2006): 97-103.

Coming Heavy: Intertextuality, Genre, and The Sopranos.PopPolitics.com (March 2001): http://www.poppolitics.com/articles/2001-03-03-heavy.shtml.

Coming Heavy: The Significance of The Sopranos.” Prologue to This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos: xi-xviii.

“Creative Work: On the Method Howard Gruber.” The Journal of Humanistic Psychology 33 (1993): 101-21. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

The Crying Game: Why Television Brings Us to Tears.” Flow 5.9 (March 9, 2007) http://jot.communication.utexas.edu/flow/?jot=view&id=2085.

Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The Essential HBO Reader. Edited by Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones. Lexington: U P of Kentucky, 2007: 204-13.

Cutting the Tongue: Bi-Lingualism and the Discovery of Voice in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior and Richard Rodriguez’ Hunger of Memory.” Southern States Communication Association, Birmingham, AL (April 1990).

David Lavery and Robert J. Thompson. “David Chase, The Sopranos, and Television Creativity.” This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos 18-25.

Deadwood, David Milch, and Television Creativity.” Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By 1-7.

Deconstruction at Bat: Baseball vs. Critical Theory in Northern Exposure’s ’The Graduate.’ Critical Studies in Television 1.2 (Autumn 2006): 33-38. Republished in Baseball/Literature/Culture: Essays. Ed. Ronald E. Kates and Warren Tormey. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008: 98-104.

Delicious Progress: Whiteness as an Atavism in Conrad Aiken’s ‘Silent Snow, Secret Snow.’“ Psychoanalytic Review 70 (1983): 235-39.

Departure of the Body Snatchers, or the Confessions of a Carbon Chauvinist.” The Hudson Review 39 (1986): 383-404. (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Non-fiction.)

Detached Retinas: ‘Camera Man’ and the Private Eye Movie.” To-Wards 3.1 (Fall 1987): 26-31.

Dissertations as Fictions.” College English 31 (1980): 675-79.

“Dreaming Nothing.” Parabola 5.2 (1980): 18-23. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

Dropping the Body: The X-Files, Popular Culture, and Exosomatic Evolution.” Mythen der Kreativitaet. Das Schoepferische zwischen Innovation und Hybris. Frankfurt: Verlag Otto Lembeck, 2003. 282-97.

The Emigration of Life on Mars: Sam and Gene Do America.” Life on Mars to Ashes to Ashes. Ed. Steve Lacey and Ruth McElroy. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. 2010.

’Emotional Resonance and Rocket Launchers’: Joss Whedon's Commentaries on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs.” Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies, Number 6 (2002). http://www.slayageonline.com/essays/slayage6/Lavery.htm.

“Epigraphs: Notes Toward a Theory.” Kentucky Philological Review. Bulletin of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Philological Association, March 7 and 8, 1986, Western Kentucky University: 12-18. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

“Everything is Trying to Hide Us: Rilke’s Poetics of Mimicry.” The Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 5.1 (1987): 63-78. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

“The Eye as Inspiration in Modern Poetry.” New Orleans Review 8 (1981): 10-13. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

“The Eye of Longing.” Re-Vision 6.1 (1983): 22-33. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

’Fatal Environment’: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and American Culture.” Staking a Claim: Exploring the Global Reach of Buffy, Adelaide, Australia (July 2003).

Film’s Le Pacte Autobiographique.” Unpublished Essay.

Foreword” to Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Television, ed. James South, Elizabeth Rambo, and Lynne Edwards. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2008: 1-3.

The French Disease and German Measles: European Memes and the Infection of Western Thought.” Talk given to the European Studies Discussion Group, Middle Tennessee State University (September 1994).

From Cinespace to Cyberspace: Zionists and Agents, Realists and Gamers in The Matrix and eXistenZ.The Journal of Popular Film and Television 28(2000): 150-57.

Functional and Dysfunctional Autobiography: Hope and Glory and Distant Voices, Still Lives.” Film Criticism 15.1 (1990): 39-48.

Generation X: The X-Files and the Cultural Moment” (with Angela Hague and Marla Cartwright). Deny All Knowledge: Reading The X-Files. Ed. David Lavery, Angela Hague, and Marla Cartwright. The Television Series. Syracuse: Syracuse U P, 1996: 1-21.

The Geneva School Revisited.” Tennessee Philological Association, Treveca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN (February 2003).

The Genius of Joss Whedon.” Afterword to Fighting the Forces: What’s at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002: 251-56.

The Genius of the Sea: Wallace Stevens’ ‘The Idea of Order at Key West,’ Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris, and the Earth as Muse.” Extrapolation 21 (1980): 101-105.

Gnosticism in the Cult Film.” The Cult Film Experience: Beyond All Reason. Ed. J. P. Telotte. Austin: U Texas P, 1991: 187-99.

God, Death, and Pizza: Supernatural and the Death of God.” Critical Studies in Television August 2010: http://criticalstudiesintelevision.com/index.php?siid=13794.

Home Movie : The Beerdrinkers Guide to Fitness and Filmmaking.” Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 11.3 (1992): 47-53.

The Horror Film and the Horror of Film.” Film Criticism 7 (1983): 47-55.

How Barfield Thought: The Creative Life of Owen Barfield.” Owen Barfield: A Centennial Conference, Columbia University and Drew University (December 1998)

How Cult Television Became Mainstream.” The Essential Cult Television Reader. Essential Readers in Media and Culture. Lexington: U P of Kentucky, 2010. 1-6.

“How To Gut a Book.” Georgia Review 43 (1989): 731-44. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquistt, for sale on Amazon.

’I Only Had a Week’: TV Creativity and Quality Television.” Invited Keynote Address: Contemporary American Quality Television: An International Conference, Trinity College, Dublin (March 2004).

’I wrote my thesis on you’: Buffy Studies as an Academic Cult.” Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies, Numbers 13-14 (2004). http://www.slayageonline.com/essays/slayage13_14/Lavery.htm.

The Imagination of Insurance: Wallace Stevens and Benjamin Lee Whorf at the Hartford.” Legal Studies Forum 24(3 & 4) (2001): 481-92.

The Imagination will be Televised: Showrunning and the Re-animation of Authorship in 21st American Television.” Keynote, Television Symposium (Merz Academy, Stuttgart, Germany, January 2010).

Impossible Girl: Amy Sherman-Palladino and Television Creativity.” Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls. Ed. Scott Diffrient, with David Lavery. Syracuse: Syracuse U P, 2010: 3-18.

’In a Single Man Contained’: Wallace Stevens as an Autobiographical Poet.” Tennessee Philological Association, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (February 2002).

Rhonda Wilcox and David Lavery. “Introduction.” Fighting the Forces: What’s at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002: xvii-xxix.

Introduction: Can This Be the End of Tony Soprano?” Reading The Sopranos. Edited by David Lavery. London: I B Tauris, 2006. 3-14.

“Introduction: The Crying Game.” The Verge of Tears. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

David Lavery and Jimmie Cain. “Introduction.’” “Quirky Quality TV: Revisiting Northern Exposure.” Critical Studies in Television 1.2 (Autumn 2006): 2-5.

“Introduction.” The Essential Sopranos Reader. Ed. David Lavery, Douglas Howard, and Paul Levinson. Essential Readers in Media and Culture. Lexington: U P of Kentucky, 2011.

Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery. “Introduction.” Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Legittimare la Cacciatrice. Edited by Barbara Maio. Grandi Serie Televisive Americane. Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 2007: 27-41.

Irony Irony: The Mission (Accomplished) of The Daily Show.Flow 3.6 (November 2005) <http://jot.communication.utexas.edu/flow/?jot=view&id=1275>.

“Is There an (Ancestor) Text on This Island? Lost, Bloomian Misreading, and Television Creativity.” Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (April 2006).

The Island’s Greatest Mystery: Is Lost Science Fiction?” The Essential Science Fiction TV Reader. Edited by J. P. Telotte. Lexington: U P of Kentucky, 2008: 283-298.

’It Dawns on Me’: Teaching Chinese English” (unpublished essay).

It's Not Television, It's Magic Realism: The Mundane, the Grotesque, and the Fantastic in Six Feet Under.Reading Six Feet Under: TV to Die For. Ed. Kim Akass and Janet McCabe. London: I. B. Tauris, 2005. 19-33.

Johnny Carson.” American Icons: People, Places, and Things That Have Shaped Our Culture. Volume 1. Edited by Dennis and Susan Hall. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006: 114-119.

Angelina Karpovich and David Lavery. Life on Mars Symposium: A Report. Critical Studies in Television 3.2 (2008).

“The Legacy of Dodona: Trees and the Evolution of Consciousness” (unpublished essay). Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

“‘The Light Is in Us: Susan Griffin’s Method in Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her.” Middle Tennessee University Women’s Studies Conference, Murfreesboro, TN (March 1995).

“Like Light: The Movie Theory of W. R. Robinson.” In Seeing Beyond: Movies, Visions, and Values. Edited by Richard P. Sugg. New York: Golden String Press, 2001: 346-63. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

Lost and Long Term Television Narrative.” Third Person: Authoring and Exploring Vast Narratives. Ed. Pat Harrigan and Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2009: 313-22.

Lost in a Good Story: Serial Creativity on a Desert Island.” Flow 3.2 (September 2005) <http://jot.communication.utexas.edu/flow/?jot=view&id=939>.

’Magic Terminal Trip’: The Creative Life of Dr. Alice Sheldon.” Women and Power Conference, MTSU, (February 1999).

Major Man: Fellini as an Autobiographer.” Post Script 6.2 (1987): 14-28.

Melville’s Moby-Dick and Hollywood.” Nineteenth Century American Fiction on Screen: An Anthology of Critical Essays. Ed R. Barton Palmer. New York: Cambridge U P, 2007: 101-12.

The Meme and the Seme.” Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, University of Cincinnati (October 1988).

“The More Than Rational Distortion in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens.” The Wallace Stevens Journal 7 (1983): 1-7. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

My So Called Life Meets The X-Files’: Winnie Holzman’s Influence on Joss Whedon.” Dear Angela: Remembering My So Called Life. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007: 211-216.

My Ten Years with Twin Peaks.” Wrapped in Plastic No. 46 (April 2000): 6-7.

Nanook of the North.The Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature. Ed. Alan R. Velie and Jennifer McClinton-Temple. Detroit: Facts on File, 2007. 242.

“News From Africa: Fellini/Grotesque.” Post Script 9.1 & 2 (1990): 82-98. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

No Box of Chocolates: The Adaptation of Forrest Gump.“ Literature/Film Quarterly 25 (1997): 18-22.

“’No more undiscovered countries’: The Early Promise and Disappointing Career of Time-Lapse Photography.Film Studies (special issue on “Film and Time” ed. Sarah Cardwell). Issue 9, Winter 2006: 1-8. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

Noticer: The Visionary Art of Annie Dillard.” Massachusetts Review 21 (1980): 255-70.

O Lucky Man! and the Movie as Koan.” Literature/Film Quarterly 8 (1980): 35-40. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

On Time-Lapse Photography” (unpublished manuscript).

“‘The Other Side is Myth’: William Irwin Thompson, the Fin-de-Siècle, and the Evolution of Consciousness.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Savannah, GA (November 1996).

Out of and Into the Cave” (unpublished essay)

Owen Barfield: A Readers Guide.” Seven 15 (1998): 97-112.

’Part of Popular Culture’: The Legacy of Seinfeld” (with Sara Lewis Dunne), Preface to Seinfeld, Master of Its Domain: Revisiting Television’s Greatest Sitcom. New York: Continuum, 2006. 1-9.

“Photo-graphy-synthesis.” Georgia Review 34 (1980): 397-403. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

The Pleasure of the Text” (short story). Collage. Middle Tennessee State University, Spring 1995.

Poeopics: The Movies and the Lives of Poets.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Scottsdale, AZ (October 2002).

“Poetry as Time-Lapse Photography.” Essays in the Arts and Sciences 17 (1988): 1-27. 

Preface.” Wrestling Nation: The Myth of the Mat in American Popular Culture by Marc Leverette. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2003. i-ii.

Preface: Five Incredible Years.” Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies. Edited by Stacey Abbott and Simon Brown. London: I. B. Tauris, 2007: xv-xviii.

Prehistory.” Teleparody: Predicting / Preventing the TV Discourse of Tomorrow. London: Wallflower, 2002: 1-4.

Putting Television on the Map” (Review of Television: Critical Methods and Applications by Jeremy G. Butler). The Review of Communication 3.1 (2003): 83-84.

Read Any Good Television Lately? Television Tie-In Books and Quality TV.” Contemporary American TV Drama: The Quality Debate. Edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass. London: I. B. Tauris, 2007: 228-36.

A Religion in Narrative: Joss Whedon and Television Creativity.” Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies, Number 7 (2002). http://www.slayageonline.com/essays/slayage7/Lavery.htm.

“Remote Control: Mythic Reflections.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 18 (1990): 65-71.

Remote Control: Mythic Reflections.” The Remote Control Device in the New Age of Television. Ed. James R. Walker and Rob Bellamy. New York: Praeger, 1993: 223-34.

Response to Jonathan Gray.” Film-Philosophy 7.18(July 2003): <http://www.film-philosophy.com/vol7-2003/n18Lavery>.

Review Essay of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Monster Book by Golden, Bissette, and Sniegoski, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher’s Guide, Vol. 2 by Holder, Mariotte, and Hart, and The Sopranos: A Family History by Alan Rucker. Television Quarterly 31.4 (Winter 2001): 89-92.

Review of Action TV: Tough Guys, Smooth Operator and Foxy Chicks, eds. Bill Osgerby and Anna Gough-Yates London (Routledge 2001). Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (79.2) 2003: 467-468.

Review of Astrid Diener, The Role of Imagination in Culture and Society: Owen Barfield’s Early Work. Leipzig Explorations in Literature and Culture 6. Mythlore 91 (24.1) 2003: 79-81.

Review of Californication and Cultural Imperialism: Baywatch and the Creation of World Culture, edited by Andrew Anglophone. Teleparody: Predicting/Preventing the TV Discourse of Tomorrow. London: Wallflower, 2002: 40-45.

Review of Cogito Ergo Sum: The Life of René Descartes by Richard Watson. Georgia Review 62.2 (Summer 2003): 436-39.

Review of Donald Costello’s Fellinis Road. Post Script 3 (1984): 85-87.

Review of Inside Prime Time by Todd Gitlin and Teleliteracy: Taking Television Seriously by David Bianculli. Television Quarterly 32.1 (Spring 2001): 88-90.

Review of Nicholas Mirzoeff, Seinfeld (British Film Institute, 2007). Critical Studies in Television 4.2 (2009): 123-25.

Review of Owen Barfield: Romanticism Comes of Age, A Biography by Simon Blaxland-de Lange. Seven 25 (October 2008): 92-93.

Review of Robert Kugelmann’s The Windows of Soul: Psychological Physiology of the Human Eye and Primary Glaucoma. Literature and Medicine (special issue on psychiatry) 4 (1985): 168-69.

Review of Robert Romanyshyn’s Psychological Life: From Science to Metaphor. Re-Vision 7.2 (1984): 104.

Review of Barbara Villez’s Television and the Legal System. Studies in Popular Culture (2010).

Review of Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age, ed. Gary R. Edgerton and Peter C. Rollins. Television Quarterly 32.2-3 (Summer-Fall 2001): 99-100.

Review of The Television Genre Book, ed. by Glen Creeber. Television and New Media 4.3 (2003): 335-37.

Review of TV Creators: Conversations with America’s Top Producers of Television Drama, Volume Two, by James Longworth, Jr. Television Quarterly 33.4 (Spring 2003): 105-107.

“Rob Thomas and Television Creativity.” Investigating Veronica Mars. Ed. Rhonda V. Wilcox and Sue Turnbull. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2010.

Rooted in the Absence of Place: The Odyssey of Loren Eiseley.” Art, Science, and Morality: Creative Journeys. Ed. Doris B. Wallace. New York: Plenum, 2005. 1-18.

Same-o, Same-o: Eternal Recurrence in Groundhog Day.” Studies in Popular Culture XXII.1 (1999): 89-97.

“’Secret Shit’: The Uncertainty Principle, Lying, Deviance, and the Movie Creativity of the Coen Brothers.” Post Script 27.2 (2008): 141-153. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

The Secret.” Vision: A Literary Journal Fall 1979: 38-43. Original title “Damascus.”

The Semiotics of Cobbler: Twin Peaks Interpretive Community.” Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks. Detroit: Wayne State U P, 1994: 1-23.

Serial’ Killer: Dexter’s Narrative Strategies.” Dexter: Investigaing Cutting Edge Television. Ed. Douglas Howard. Investigating Cult Television. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009: 43-48.

The Shadow of His Equipage: Loren Eiseley and Animals” (unpublished essay).

The Sopranos.” 50 Key Television Programmes. Ed. Glen Creeber. London: Arnold, 2004. 188-92.

The Soul of Andy Sipowicz: Depth of Character and the Depth of Television.” PopPolitics.com (March 2001): http://www.poppolitics.com/articles/2001-06-11-sipowicz.shtml.

Space Boosters: Reflections on the Marketing of Unearthliness.” ETC.: A Journal of General Semantics 41 (1984): 388-97.

“The Strange Text of My Left Foot.” Literature/Film Quarterly 21.3 (1993): 194-99. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

’The Status is not quo’: Television’s Horrible Future.” Critical Studies in Television. January 2009 http://www.criticalstudiesintelevision.com/index.php?siid=8872.

“The Tenth Symphony.” Georgia Review 35 (1981): 583-93. Finalist for the 1982 Pushcart Prize in Non-fiction. (Translated into Portuguese and republished in Brazil as “Decima Sinfonia” in Cultura, 1 August 1982.) Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

Thinking Inside the Box: Heisenberg’s Indeterminancy Principle, the Paradox of Schrödinger’s Cat, and Television.” TV Reflections. Critical Studies in Television (July 2010) <http://criticalstudiesintelevision.com/index.php?siid=13721>.

To Discover That There is Nothing to Discover: Imagination, the Open, and the Movies of Federico Fellini (doctoral dissertation, University of Florida, 1978).

(TV)antipathy: A Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Television Hating,“ Parts One and Two . Flow 4.2 (April 14, 2006) http://jot.communication.utexas.edu/flow/?jot=view&id=1725 and Flow 4.6 (June 16, 2006) <http://jot.communication.utexas.edu/flow/?jot=view&id=1923>.

Twin Peaks.50 Key Television Programmes. Ed. Glen Creeber. London: Arnold, 2004. 222-26.

Universal Language: American Movies and Monoculture at the End of the Millennium.” South Central Modern Language Association, Dallas, TX (October 1997).

Unlicensed Metaphysics.” Review-Essay of Annie Dillard’s Teaching a Stone to Talk, Living by Fiction, and Encounters with Chinese Writers. Religion and Literature 17.2 (1985): 61-68.

“The Ventriloquist” (unpublished essay). Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

"'W' Stands for Women, or is It Wisteria?: Watching Desperate Housewives with Bush 43.” Reading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence. Edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass. London: I. B. Tauris, 2006: 21-36. Available in the Kindle book The Ventriloquist, for sale on Amazon.

The X-Files. 50 Key Television Programmes. Ed. Glen Creeber. London: Arnold, 2004. 242-46.

The X-Files.Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Peter Knight. Vol. 2. Santa Barbara: ABC Clio, 2003. 743-45.

’Your Holiest Inspiration’: Literature and the Experience of Death.” Kentucky Humanities Council Institute on the Near-Death Experience, Northern Kentucky University (February 1988).