Framing the World: Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film. An edited collection of essays on film, nature, and environmental justice. University of Virginia Press, August 2010.
Peter Greenaway's Postmodern/Poststructuralist Cinema. Revised Edition Scarecrow Press, 2008 [First Edition 2001].
Pedro Almodovar: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi, 2004.
Selected Published Articles:
"Eco-Cinema as Environmental Activism." The Mid Atlantic Almanack, 16 (2007): 125-45
"Full-Metal-Jacketing, or Masculinity in the Making." In Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film and the Uses of History. James Diedrick, Geoffrey Cocks, and Glenn Perusek, Eds. The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. Originally published in Cinema Journal 33.2 (1994): 3-21.
"Through a Glass, Clearly." Release Print (Nov/Dec 2005): 44-45.
"The Greening of Cultural Studies: Peter Greenaway's Contract with Nature in The Draughtsman's Contract." Green Letters 6 (Winter 2005): 9-23.
"The Exploitation of Human and Nonhuman Nature in Peter Greenaway's A Zed and two Noughts." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE) 10.1 (2003): 55-74.
"A Wild Child Goes Shopping: Naturalizing Commodities and Commodifying Nature in Nell." Co-authored. In Hollywood Goes Shopping. David Desser, ed. University of Minnesota Press, 2000. 330-53.
"God, Art, and the Gospel: The Construction of the Heterosexual Couple According to Godard." Film/Literature Quarterly 27.4 (1999): 301-09.
"Mario Vargas Llosa's In Praise of the Stepmother and the Virtual Body of the Text." Literature Interpretation Theory (LIT) 9.4 (1999): 263-79.
"Fleshing the Text: The Pillow Book and the Erasure of the Body." Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism 9.2 (1999).
"Aime Cesaire's A Tempest and Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books as Ecological Rereadings and Rewritings of Shakespeare's The Tempest." In Reading the Earth: New Directions in the Study of Literature and Environment. Eds. Michael Branch, Rochelle Johnson, Daniel Patterson, and Scott Slovic. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 1998. 247-69.
"African Animism, Negritude, and the Interdependence of Place and Being." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (ISLE) 3.2 (Fall 1996): 47-61.
"Federico Fellini's E la nave va and the Post-Modern Shipwreck." Romance Languages Annual 6 (1995): 383-88.
"L'Annee derniere a Marienbad and Cet obscur objet du desir: The Interpretative Quest." Romance Languages Annual 5 (1994): 129-35.
"Colonialism, Enlightenment, Castration: Writing, Narration, and Legibility in L'Etranger." Co-authored. Studies in Twentieth Century Literature 16.2 (1992): 265-88.
"Up Against the Looking-Glass!: Heterosexual Rape as Homosexual Epiphany in The Accused." Co-authored. Film/Literature Quarterly 17.4 (1989): 214-23.
Review Essay of David Whitley, The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation. Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2008. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 4.2 (July 2009): 203-11
Review Essay of Liz Miller, The Water Front. Distributed by Bullfrog Films, 2007 and Oscar Olivera & Tom Lewis Cochabamba! Water War in Bolivia. Cambridge, MA: South End Press 2004. Green Theory and Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy.
Amy Lawrence, The Films of Peter Greenaway. "Peter Greenaway: A User's Manual." Film-Philosophy Electronic Salon (1998).
Bridget Elliott and Anthony Purdy, Peter Greenaway: Architecture and Allegory. "Feasting on Allegory." Film-Philosophy Electronic Salon (1998).
Daniel Quinn, The Story of B: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit. Wild Earth 8.1 (1998): 96.
Alan Woods, Being Naked/Playing Dead: The Art of Peter Greenaway. Canadian Journal of Film Studies 6.2 (1997): 92-94. Reprinted in Film-Philosophy Electronic Salon as "Peter Greenaway: A Total Artist."
|Conferences & Workshops:
Selected Conference Presentations:
The Place of Ecocriticism in Film Studies. The 50th Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 17-21, 2010.
The Limits of Environmentalism in Winged Migration and March of the Penguins. The 39th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Buffalo, NY, April 10-13, 2008.
"The Problem of Images: The Limits of Environmentalism in Environmentalist Films." Seventh Biannual Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Wofford College, Spartanburg, June 12-16, 2007.
"Criticism and Theory: Is There a Distinctly 'Ecocritical" Method?" Seventh Biannual Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Wofford College, Spartanburg, June 12-16, 2007.
"Communicating Dissent: Eco-Cinema and Activism." NYSCA 64th Annual Conference, Oct 20-22, 2006, Kerhonkson, NY.
"The Eco-Documentary as Activist Cinema." Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, Oct 27-29, 2006, Baltimore,MD
"An Ecofeminist Perspective on Ridley Scott's G.I. Jane." 15th Women and Society Conference, Nov 3-4, Marist. College, Poughkeepsie, 2006,NY.
"Explorations in Eco-Cinema." Towards an Eco-Cinema: Arts & Ecology Conference, RSA and Arts Council England, September 28-29,2005, Bristol, UK. http://www.thersa.org/arts/
"The Rhetoric of Water in Experimental, Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Documentary Film." Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), June 21-25, 2005, Eugene, OR.
"Water as an Environmental Justice Issue in Experimental and Activist Cinema." Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), March 31-April 3, 2005, London, UK.
"Female Masculinity: Or the Re-Centering of Hegemonic Masculinity?" Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (SCMS), Atlanta, GA, March 4-7. 2004.
"Visual Nature: Representation and the Eclipse of the Senses." Eastern Communication Association (ECA), Washington DC, April 24-27, 2003.
"The Aesthetics of Cruelty and the Cruelty of Aesthetics in Peter Greenaway's Cinema." International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL). Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 3-8, 2002.
"From Life to Still-life: The Zoo as Museum and Slaughterhouse in Peter Greenway's A Zed and Two Noughts." Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA). Toronto, Canada, April 12-13, 2002.
"The Green Man's Contract with Nature in Peter Greenaway's The Draughtsman's Contract." Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), Flagstaff, Arizona, June 19-24, 2001."
"Peter Greenaway: An Avant-Gardist Of and For the Millenium." Rethinking the Avant-Garde: Between Politics and Aesthetics. University of Notre Dame, April 14-15, 2000.
"From Cave Paintings to Filmmaking: A Philosophical Investigation of 'Framing' as a Technical, Aesthetic, Thematic, and Ideological Device." Society for Cinema Studies (SCS). Chicago, Illinois, March 9-12, 2000.
"The Representation of Nature in Film: Yellowstone Without the Rotten Egg Smell." Invited panelist for round-table discussion at the 2000 North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment and Community. Reno, Nevada, February 10-12, 2000.
"Postmodern Memoirs of the French Revolution." The Tenth International Congress on the Enlightenment. Dublin, Ireland, July 25-31, 1999.
"Is It Real or Is It Virtual? The Virtually Real Art-World of Peter Greenaway." Society for Cinema Studies (SCS). West Palm Beach, Florida, April 15-18, 1999.
"Postmodernism, Wilderness Preservation, and The Story of B: Continuing the Dialogue." Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), Missoula, Montana, July 17-19, 1997.
"Breaking the Frame: A Deep Ecology Approach to the Art of Peter Greenaway." American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), "New Worlds for Old." Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. April 10-13, 1997.