WRITING

Features

My writing regularly appears in the print edition of Public Libraries, the journal of the Public Library Association. Columns are not available online. 

"It’s Not Just Part of the Job: Speaking Out About Sexual Harassment," a feature article about sexual harassment in the public library, co-authored with my colleague Katie McLain for journal of the Illinois Library Association, the Reporter

"Equity of Access: Post-truth Libraries," a short essay and slideshow about public libraries in the age of alternative facts, for In Media Res

"Going Beneath the Surface: Outreach to Latino and Other Communities," an essay about community engagement, for the journal of the Illinois Library Association, the Reporter.

On Annie On My Mind,” an essay for World Book Day remembering Nancy Garden’s landmark YA novel, for Creating Iris.

Elegy: Jacques Derrida on Sarah Kofman,” an essay exploring French philosopher Jacques Derrida’s grieving process, for The Ellipses Project.

Tamara de Lempicka Didn’t Care Who Knew,” a spotlight on the artist Tamara de Lempicka, for Autostraddle.

Reviews

Mise Eire, Miserere,” a review of Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic , for Review 31

Telling Stories,” a review of the 2003 film My House in Umbria , dir. Richard Loncraine.

Elizabethtown after the Manic Pixie Dream Girl,” a review of the 2005 film Elizabethtown, dir. Cameron Crowe.  

“’As a Collector Loves His Most Prized Item’,” a review of the 2005 film Gabrielle , dir. Patrice Chereau. Contributed as part of Foreign Film Week at Bitch Flicks.

Mrs. Danvers, or: Rebecca,” a review of the 1940 film Rebecca , dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Contributed as part of Classic Literature in Film Week at Bitch Flicks.

Sleepy Hollow: Deeply Shallow,” a review in conversation with Rebecca Bennett, a review of the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow, dir. Tim Burton. Contributed as part of Horror Week at Bitch Flicks

A Gilded Cage,” a feminist critique of the 2011 Downton Abbey Christmas Special. 

Intersecting Fact & Fiction,” a review of April Bernard’s 2012 novel Miss Fuller, for Review 31.

Mary Svevo: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’s Other Strong Female Character, a review of the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, dir. Michel Gondry. Contributed as part of Science Fiction Week at Bitch Flicks.

A Boy in a Box: Reading Bisexuality in Daphne,“ a review of the 2007 film Daphne, dir. Clare Beavan. Contributed as part of LGBTQI Week at Bitch Flicks.

Review, ”The Last Nude (Ellis Avery, 2011),“ a review of the 2011 novel by Ellis Avery about the life of Tamara de Lempicka. Contributed to the “Art Attack!” featured series on Autostraddle.