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I graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Maine in 2001 with a BA in English, then again in 2003 with a MA in English. I completed my PhD in English at the University of New Brunswick in 2012.
Scholarly Interests: Currently, I am interested in Game Studies, an area of academic inquiry focused on videogames and the videogame industry. My most recent monographs are concerned with how the very wealthy and the very poor are represented in videogames popular with North American audiences.
Why I Teach in Honors: I believe in the program. In 2001, I graduated from what was then called the “Honors Program” (later, it became the Honors College). As a program graduate, I have directly experienced the academic and social benefits that come with an education in Honors. I am excited to help students at the University of Maine become active members of the Honors community as they move toward graduation.
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: MONOGRAPHS (2)
- The Wealth of Virtual Nations: Videogame Currencies. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, Switzerland. 2017. Print.
- Representations of Poverty in Videogames. Palgrave Macmillian 2020. Print. (forthcoming)
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: MONOGRAPH FORWARDS and PRINT ENDORSEMENTS (2)
- Cirilla, Anthony and Vincent Rone. Exploring Mythopoeic Narrative in The Legend of Zelda. Routledge, 2020. Print. (forthcoming)
- “Forward.” Technical Communication and the Digital Role Playing Game. Daniel Reardon and David Wright. Bloomsbury, 2020. Print. (forthcoming)
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: CHAPTERS IN EDITED COLLECTIONS (3)
- “Shut Up and Get Over Here: Lovers and Cattle in Mass Effect.” Women’s Space: Essays on Female Characters in the 21st Century Science Fiction Western. Ed. Melanie A Marotta. McFarland 2019. Print.
- “The Moon is Romantic: Duncan Jones’s Dark Fairy Tale.” Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre. Ed. Michele Brittany. McFarland: Jefferson, NC. 2017. (121-26). Print.
- “Why They Keep Coming Back: The Allure of Incongruity in Resident Evil.” Unraveling Resident Evil: Essays on the Complex Universe of the Games and Films. Ed. Nadine Farghaly. McFarland: Jefferson, NC. 2014. (34-44). Print.
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: JOURNALS (2)
- “The Roots of Authoritarianism in AMC’s The Walking Dead.” Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy. 3.1 (2016): Web.
- “Martel’s Bastard: The Fool and His Voice in Life of Pi.” Ultimate Reality and Meaning: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Philosophy of Understanding. 33.147 (2010): (185 – 95). Print.
ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS: REVIEWS (3)
- “The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times by Joseph J. Darowski.” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. 5:4 (2014). Web.
- “From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastropheby Peter Y. Palk.” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. 5:4 (2014). Web.
- “Quacks, Crooks, and Converts: A Review of Lawrence R. Samuel’s Supernatural America: A Cultural History.” Supernatural Studies1:2 (2013). Print.