Publications and Presentations

Books

Aldous Huxley and the Mysticism of Science.   London: Macmillan, 1996. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Interior Design (ms. in preparation)

Selected Chapters and Articles

"Interior Design: Commodifying Self and Place in the Extreme Makeover, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and The Swan.The Great American Makeover: Television, History and Nation.    Ed. Dana Heller. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

"Brave New World, the Sequel: Huxley and Contemporary Film."   Perennial Satirist. Munster, Hamburg, Berlin: LIT-Verlag, 2005.

"Reality TV as Advertainment."   Popular Communication.   Feb. 2004 2 (1): 1-19.

"Trading Faces: the Makeover Show as Prime-time Infomercial."   Feminist Media Studies.   4 (2) Summer 2004: 211-14.

"TV.Com: Participatory Viewing on the Web."   Journal of Popular Culture.   2003.   37 (2): 161-183. 

"A Neglected Form: Huxley's Short Stories and the Relation Between Art and Money." Aldous Huxley Annual 2(2002): 121-145.

"The Biopolitics of Cyberspace: Piercy Hacks Gibson" in Future Females, the Next Generation: Feminist Science Fiction's New Voices and Velocities.  Ed. Marleen S. Barr.   Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.

"Science for Feminists: Margaret Atwood's Body of Knowledge."   Twentieth Century Literature. Winter 1997. 43.4

"Ectopic and Utopic Reproduction: He, She and It ."   Utopian Studies  5.2   (1994): 36-49.

"H.G. Wells's A Modern Utopia as a Work in Progress."   Extrapolation   34   (Fall 1993): 216-229.   Reprinted in Political Science Fiction.   Eds. Clyde Wilcox and Donald Hassler.   University of South Carolina Press. Fall 1996.

"Technology and Gender in Aldous Huxley's Alternative (?) Worlds."   Extrapolation   33.3   (Fall 1992): 258-273.   Reprinted in Critical Essays on Aldous Huxley.   Ed. Jerome Meckier. New York: G.K. Hall, 1996.

Selected Conference Papers

"A Brief History of the American Dream." International Society for Utopian Studies. Colorado Springs, October 2006.

"Interior Design: Commodifying Self and Place in Extreme Makeover, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and The Swan." Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Vancouver, March 2006.

"Interior Design: Re-making Person and Place on Reality TV."   American Studies Association.   Washington, D.C., November 2005.

"The American Dream `As Seen On TV.'"   International Society for Utopian Studies.   Memphis, October 2005.

"Reality TV and the American Dream: A Cautionary Tale,"   MIT4. MIT, Boston, May 2005.

"The Pseudo-Eutopia in Literature and Film," International Society for Utopian Studies, Toronto, October 2004.

"Spare Change: Reality TV and the Female Object," Console-ing Passions: Feminist Approaches to Television, New Orleans, May 2004.

"Get with the Program: Reality TV and Commercial Culture,"   Popular Culture Association, San Antonio, April 2004.

"Reality TV as Advertainment."   Media in Transition 3 Conference, MIT, May 2003.

"Consuming Reality TV."   Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, April, 2003.

"Big Brother Net-Works."   Popular Culture Association.  Philadelphia, April 2001.

"Web-TV; synchronous and asynchronous couplings."   Southwest Popular Culture Association. Albuquerque, March 2001.

"Films on Television" Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, April 2000.

"Utopia in Contemporary Mediaspheres" International Society for Utopian Studies, San Antonio, Nov. 1999.

"Virtual Presence: Selling the Web." Society for Literature and Science. Pittsburgh, Oct. 1997.

Invited. Chair, panel on "Cybernetic Philosophy" Society for Literature and Science. Pittsburgh, Oct. 1997.

"Utopians in Cyberspace"   International Society for Utopian Studies, Nashville, Oct. 1996.

"Fiction-Mediated Communication"   Modern Languages Association, Chicago, Dec. 1995.

"Huxley and the New Age" Modern Languages Association, San Diego, Dec. 1994.

"Quantum Women and Newtonian Men"  Society for Literature and Science, New Orleans, Nov. 1994.

"Utopia in Cyberspace" International Society for Utopian Studies, Toronto, Oct. 1994.

"Ectopic and Utopic Reproduction: He, She, and It" Marge Piercy Conference, Mobile, April 1994. (Invited by Piercy to speak).

"Virtually there: A Woman's Place in Ectopic and Utopic Reproduction" Society for Literature and Science, Boston, Nov. 1993.

"Creating Selves in Cyberspace" International Society for Utopian Studies, St. Louis, Nov. 1993.

"Science Fiction and Feminism: Feminist Fabulation" Invited speaker, roundtable discussion. International Society for Utopian Studies, St. Louis, Nov. 1993.

"Utopos Interruptus: Exploring Fictionality in the Utopian Narrative" International Narrative Conference, Albany, April 1993.

"God of the Gaps" Society for Literature and Science, Atlanta, Oct. 1992.

"Utopia and its Literary Host" International Society for Utopian Studies, Las Vegas, Nov. 1991.

"H.G. Wells's A Modern Utopia as a Work in Progress" International Society for Utopian Studies, Lexington, Nov. 1990.

"Aldous Huxley's Flirtation with Science" Society for Literature and Science, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 1990.

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