Academic Essays

These peer-reviewed pieces have appeared as articles in academic journals or chapters in edited collections of essays. Click on the title of each essay for further details.

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Camp X-Ray and the Task of Critique: Torturability and the Politics of Ethical Recognition in Guantanamo

 

Journal of Film and Video 73.3 (2021), pp.23-33.

url: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/jfilmvideo.73.3.0023

A critique of the anti-torture politics of 2014 thriller Camp X-Ray.

The Report and the Task of Critique: Torture, Exposure, and the Spectacle of Accountability

Quarterly Review of Film and Video [details tbc].

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10509208.2021.1963164

A critique of the anti-torture politics of 2019 thriller The Report.

Knowing the Double Agent: Islam, Uncertainty, and the Fragility of the Surveillant Gaze in Homeland

In: Surveillance, Race, Culture

Edited by Antonia Mackay and Susan Flynn

(London: Palgrave, 2018), pp. 125-143.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77938-6_7

A critique of the Islamophobia and racism of Homeland, with an emphasis on the show's representation of surveillance.

‘The Sweet Tang of Rape’: Torture, Survival, and Masculinity in Ian Fleming’s Bond Novels

Feminist Theory 18.2 (2017), pp. 137-158.

​doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464700117700043

An argument about the parallels between torture and seduction in Ian Fleming's Bond novels.

Guantanamo Boy and the Task of Critique

The Lion and the Unicorn 40.3 (2016), pp. 245-261.

​doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/uni.2016.0023

A critical reading of the anti-torture position of Young Adult novel Guantanamo Boy.

Terrorism as Sexual Envy: Adversarial Masculinities in Two Fictions of Ticking Bomb Torture

In: Terrorist Transgressions: Gender and the Visual Culture of the Terrorist.

Edited by Sue Malvern and Gabriel Koureas

(London: IB Tauris, 2014), pp. 181-201.

A reading of the economy of masculinity in the torture scenes in The Centurions and 24.

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