In the Media

Shirley Jackson

A site dedicated to accessible scholarship on the author Shirley Jackson, who I’m writing a literary biography of for the Palgrave Literary Lives series:

In particular, check out our live Zoom event from December 2021: (more on the way!)

I was invited to discuss Jackson and the event on RTE’s Arena in December 2021 (my slot starts about 35 minutes in):

We were invited to contribute a piece to The Irish Times on Jackson’s legacy and on the event:

We got a nice write-up on the RTE website:

Blog Posts

“Fifty Shades of Gray and Women(s) Writing,” University of Birmingham Popular Literature Blog:

“Teaching Charlotte Riddell’s Irish Gothic Fiction,” Irish Women’s Writing (1880-1920) Network

From Dangerous Outsiders to Beloved Innocents: Irish Servant Figures in American Gothic”: Irish Journal of American Studies (IJAS Online):


Samuel R. Delany, The American Shore, in Strange Horizons

Edward Dimendberg, Film Noir and the Spaces of ModernityFilm Philosophy 10:3 (2006), 80-94:

Elizabeth Hand, Wylding Hall, in Strange Horizons

Desiree Henderson, Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790-1870Irish Journal of American Studies 3 (2014):

Ernest Hogan, High Aztech, in Strange Horizons:

Podcasts/ Recorded Talks

Discussing neurasthenia on Words to that Effect

Discussing race in African-American gothic texts from the late 20th century: You can also find the talk on the Montreal Monstrum Society page:—gothic-excursions.html

Talking about Irish servants in nineteenth-century and historical American fiction, particularly gothic, via the Irish American Heritage Centre in New York:

Talking about Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw on the Literate Podcast:

Radio Appearances

2018: Discussing Chuck Palahnuik’s Adjustment Day on Arena, RTE 1: Find my full review of the book here: Adjustment Day review.

2017: Appearance on Hannah’s Bookshelf, North Manchester FM:

2016: Discussing Cormac McCarthy on Talking Books, Newstalk 106-108FM:

2010: Discussing Pete Dexter’s Spooner on Arena, RTE 1:!rii=b9_2751457_1526_10-05-2010_


Here I am discussing Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw for BBC Culture: