Film and Scandinavian
PhD, UC Berkeley
Early Northern Europe (Scandinavia, Anglo-Saxon England, northern Continent), sagas of early Iceland, narrative prose, the borders between pagan/Christian and oral/literate, gender, film
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (Princeton Univ. Press, 1992; British Film Institute, 1992);
Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Critical Guide (Cornell Univ. Press, 1985). Ed. with John Lindow.
The Medieval Saga (Cornell Univ. Press, 1982).
"The Same Thing--Sort Of," Representations, 100 (2007).
"Movie Juries," De Paul Law Review, 48 (1998).
"'God Bless Juries!'" in Reconfiguring American Film Genres: History and Theory (Univ. of California Press, 1998).
"Law and the Order of Popular Culture" in Law in the Domains of Culture (Univ. of Michigan Press, 1998).
"Judging Audiences: The Trial Movie" in Film Studies, ed. Christine Gledhill and Linda Williams (Arnold, 1998).
"Dancin' in the Rain," Critical Inquiry, 21 (1995).
"The Eye of Horror" in Viewing Positions: Ways of Seeing Film (Rutgers Univ. Press, 1995).
"Regardless of Sex: Men, Women, and Power in Early Northern Europe," Speculum: Journal of the Medieval Academy of America, 68 (1993).
"The Politics of Scarcity: On the Sex Ratio in Early Scandinavia" in Values and Society [special issue of Scandinavian Studies, 60 (1991)].
"Her Body, Himself: Gender in the Slasher Film," Representations, 20 (1987).
"Hildigunnr's Lament: Women in Bloodfeud" in Structure and Meaning in Old Norse Literature (Odense Univ. Press, 1987).
"The Long Prose Form," Arkiv för nordisk filologi, 101 (1986): 10-39.