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Publications and Conference Papers


Book Reviews

Review of Peter Lev, Twentieth Century-Fox: The Zanuck-Skouras Years, 1935-1965 (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2013), The Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television [Forthcoming, submitted]

Review of Jason Sperb, Disney's Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2012), Journal of American Studies [Forthcoming, submitted]

Review of M. Todd Bennett, One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, The Allies, and World War II (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2012), Journal of American Culture [Forthcoming, submitted]

Review of Elizabeth Bronfen, Specters of War: Hollywood’s Engagement with Military Conflict (New Brunswick, New Jersey and London: Rutgers University Press), Journal of American Studies [Forthcoming, submitted]

Review of Jason Jacobs, Deadwood (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), 49th Parallel, 31.2 (Spring, 2013)

Conference Papers


‘Sensationalism and Specious Melodrama: The Spectacle of Lynching in Storm Warning (1951).’ Film and Media 2013: The Pleasures of the Spectacle, Institute of Education Conference Centre, University of London, June 27-29, 2013.

‘The Spectacular Failure of Darryl F. Zanuck’s Wilson (1944).’ Watching Politics: An Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Impact of Visual Culture on Politics, Department of Film and Television Studies and Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, May 31, 2013

‘“A Disservice to the U.S”: The Blackboard Jungle (1955) and the Politics of Export in Cold War Hollywood.’ The History Department Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick, May 30-31, 2013.

‘Race, Citizenship and Recruitment: Dore Schary’s Go For Broke (1951) and Hollywood’s Social Conscience.’ Theatre Film and Television Studies Department 4th Postgraduate Symposium, University of York, 24th May 2013.

‘Adult Entertainment: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Coming of Age of Hollywood's Social Conscience Filmmaking.’ 58th Conference of the British Association of American Studies, University of Exeter, April 18-20, 2013.

‘Under the Cover of Whiteness: Restoring a Power to Racial Ambiguity in Mat Johnson’s Graphic Novel Incognegro (2008).’ The Inter-disciplinary Study of Race in the Americas Conference, University of Birmingham, April 17-18, 2013.

‘They Didn’t Dig Dinner: The Production and Reception of Stanley Kramer’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967).’ PCA/ACA National Conference, Washington, D.C., March 27-30, 2013


“Our Problems Aired and Solved”: Hollywood’s Liberal Filmmaking and the Returning Veteran, 1945-1950.’ 49th Parallel Conference, University of Birmingham, September 7, 2012.