Publications

NOTE: I strive to make all my written work available to everyone with a desire to read it. If you are a publisher or rights holder to whom this form of access constitutes an inappropriate breach of copyright, please contact me and I will happily comply.

Books

Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics: Transmedia World-building Beyond Capitalism. Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016. [sample chapter]

The Politics of Adaptation: Media Convergence and Ideology. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. [introduction and table of contents]

Transmedia: Verhalen Vertellen in het Digital Tijdperk (‘Transmedia: Storytelling in the Digital Age’). Amsterdam University Press, 2013. [sample chapter]

Capitalist Superheroes: Caped Crusaders in the Neoliberal Age. Zero Books, 2012. [sample chapter]

The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form. McFarland, 2010. [sample chapter]

Academic essays

“Roads Not Taken in Hollywood’s Comic Book Movie Industry: Popeye, Dick Tracy, and Hulk.” From The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies, Thomas Leitch, ed. Oxford UP, 2017. [PDF]

“Richard Linklater’s post-nostalgia and the temporal logic of neoliberalism.” From The Global Auteur – The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema, Jeremi Szaniawski & Seung-hoon Jeong, eds. Bloomsbury, 2016. [PDF]

Star Trek, global capitalism and immaterial labour.” From Science Fiction Film and Television 9.3 (2016). [PDF]

“Skimmers, dippers, and divers: Campfire’s Steve Coulson on transmedia marketing and audience participation.” From Participations 13.1 (2016). [PDF]

“Utopian Afrofuturism in The Wiz.” From Science Fiction Film and Television 9.1 (2016). [PDF]

Game of Thrones – quality television and the cultural logic of gentrification.” From TV/Series 6 (2015). [PDF]

“Of Iron Men and Green Monsters – Superheroes and Posthumanism.” From The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and TelevisionMichael Hauskeller, Thomas D. Philbeck & Curtis Carbonell, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. [PDF]

“Superheroes and the law: Batman, Superman, and the ‘big Other.’” From Žižek and Law, Laurent de Sutter, ed. Routledge, 2015. [PDF]

“The Politics of World-Building: Heteroglossia in Janelle Monáe’s Afrofuturist WondaLand.” From Paradoxa: Studies in Literary Genres, 26 (Winter 2015). [PDF]

“Zombie Spaces.” From The Year’s Work at the Zombie Research Center, Aaron Jaffe and Edward Comentale, eds. Indiana UP, 2014. [PDF]

The Walking Dead: Quality Television, Transmedia Serialization and Zombies.” From Serialization in Popular Culture. Thijs van den Berg and Rob Allen, eds. Routledge, 2014. [PDF]

American Splendor: Narrative and biography between media.” From Passepartout: Journal of Art History 18 (Autumn 2013). [PDF]

“Cowboys and Zombies: Destabilizing Patriarchal Discourse in The Walking Dead.” From Studies in Comics 2.2 (Autumn 2011). [PDF]

“From Flying Man to Falling Man: Post-9/11 Superhero Narratives.” From Portraying 9/11: Essays on Representations in Comics, Literature, Film and Theater. Warren Rosenberg, Véronique Bragard and Christophe Dony, eds. McFarland, 2011. [Word file]

Non-academic articles (English)

“Scholar-activists and the vulnerabilities of social media.” MediaCommons, Feb 15, 2017.

“Politicizing Star Wars: Anti-Fascism vs. Nostalgia in ‘Rogue One.'” Los Angeles Review of Books, Dec 26, 2016.

“Mr. Plinkett and 21st-Century Star Wars Fandom.” Deletion, Nov 24, 2016.

“Donald Trump’s Entrepreneurial Individualism.” DUB, Oct 12, 2016.

“’I guess I’m just taking a break…’ Marvel’s Self-Reflexive World-Building.” In Media Res, Sep 17, 2016.

“Steampunk Remade: China Mieville and the Political Potential of Fantasy Literature.” Infinite Earths, April 29, 2013.

Non-academic articles (Dutch)

“Verwijt van ‘nepnieuws’ is vergelijkbaar met beschuldiging Lügenpresse.” Sociale Vraagstukken, Feb 18, 2017.

“Kafka aan de UvA dankzij managers.” Co-authored with Enzo Rossi. Trouw, April 18, 2015.

“De terreur van de realistische superheld.Das Magazin, January 2014.

Recorded Lectures

Iedereen Beroemd [in Dutch]. February 10, 2016. Studium Generale, Utrecht.

Maagdenhuis Occupation: On Hobbits and Politics. February 27, 2015. Amsterdam.

Zombie Education: The Cultural Logic of Neoliberalism (audio only). February 17, 2015. Amsterdam.

Introduction to Media Studies in Five Short Lectures [in Dutch]. October 13-17, 2014. Universiteit van Nederland, Amsterdam.

Capitalist Superheroes Book Launch. February 13, 2013. Amsterdam.