Scholarly Activities

Dr. Kenneth Morefield

Dr. Morefield recently published an anthology of film criticism, Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema (Cambridge Scholars Press). He wrote the entry for “Christian Fiction” in Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading. He also contributed an article, “’Yes, I am, Cartman!’: The Cool Judaism of Kyle Broslofski” to the anthology The Deep End of South Park (Stratyner & Keller; McFarland Publishing).

Dr. Elizabeth Rambo

Dr. Rambo’s most recent scholarship includes publications and conference presentations.She regularly presents papers at the Southeastern Medieval Association and Whedon Studies Association conferences. She is co-editor of the anthology Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Television (McFarland, 2008), which includes her essay “Yeats’s Entropic Gyre and Season Six.” Her essay “‘I’ve Got a Little List’ or ‘You Guys Wanna Team Up and Take Over SunnydaleU?'” appears in Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet: Essays on Online Fandom, ed. Mary Kirby-Diaz (McFarland, 2009). She served as keynote speaker at the SC3: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (2008) and spoke on “The Myth of the Woman Warrior in Medieval Irish Legend” as part of the East Carolina University Medieval Irish History and Archaeology Lecture Series (Mar. 2008). Dr. Rambo currently serves on the editorial board of Slayage: the Online International Journal of Buffy Studies and regularly participates in and leads workshops on reading Chaucer’s Middle English aloud.

Dr. Sherry Truffin

Dr. Truffin recently published Schoolhouse Gothic (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2008), which examines the portrayal of education and educators in contemporary American literature and academic discourse. She has also published essays on Stephen King (2004), James Baldwin (2006), The X-Files (2007), Chuck Palahniuk (2009), Joyce Carol Oates (2013), Edgar Allan Poe and Donna Tartt (2013), and Stephen King and Bret Easton Ellis (2013). She has also presented papers at regional and national literature conferences on works by Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Flannery O’Connor, Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk, and Lydia Davis.