Publications (Selected)

Publications in Progress

“Playing (with) the Villain: Critical Play and the Joker-as-Guide in Batman: Arkham Asylum (VG 2009)” forthcoming (in press, anticipated 2014) in The Joker: Critical Essays on the Clown Prince of Crime, edited by Robert Peaslee & Robert Weiner for the University of Mississippi Press.

“Friends & Rivals: Loyalty, Ethics, and Leadership in Dragon Age II” forthcoming (in press, anticipated 2014) in Identity and Leadership in Virtual Communities: Establishing Credibility and Influence edited by Joe Essid & Dona Hickey for IGI Global.

Manuscript in progress: Staging Power: History, Politics, and Sovereignty in the Tudor and Stuart English History Plays.

Published Articles and Book Chapters

“Maker’s Breath: Religion, Spirituality, and the Godless World of Dragon Age II” in the special issue “Religion and Digital Games” in Online: Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet vol. 5.1 (2014).

“Subject, Servant, & Sovereign: Servant Leadership and Elizabethan Government in Shakespeare’s King John” in Leadership and Elizabethan Culture, Jepson Studies in Leadership, edited by Peter Iver Kaufman New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2013. 191-211.

“Staged Magic: Performing Witchcraft in Macbeth” in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, ROMAN Critical Contexts, edited by Boris Drenkov (London: ROMAN books, 2013), 90-100.

“Personating Leadership: Shakespeare’s Henry V and Performative Negotiation” in Leadership and the Humanities, 1.1 (2013): 43-58.

“‘Sudden Deaths’: Regicide, Theatricality, and Anti-Absolutism in Beaumont and Fletcher’s The Maid’s Tragedy,” special volume on Shakespeare and Performance, Early Modern Studies Journal (formerly Early English Studies) 5 (2013): 57-76.

“Drama & Demigods: Kingship and Charisma in Shakespeare’s England,” Special Issue of Religions: Charisma, Medieval and Modern 4.1 (2013): 30-50. Edited by Gary Dickson and Peter Iver Kaufman.

“Politics and Play: The National Stage and the Player King in Shakespeare’s Henry V and Macbeth” in Quidditas 31 (2010): 10-21.

“Martial Maids and Murdering Mothers: Women, Witchcraft, and Motherly Transgression in Henry VI and Richard III” in Shakespeare: A Journal 3.2 (2007): 143-160. (as Kristin M. Smith)

Media Publications (newspapers, magazines, invited/featured blog posts)

Regular blogger at The Learned Fangirl: A Critical Take on Online Culture and Social Media.

Opinion piece online in the Christian Science Monitor: “Stop blaming video games for America’s gun violence.” (February 12, 2013; reprinted in print edition March, 2013)

Featured blog post on Women & Technology: “Now with Improved Fem-Tech!” on the inclusion of female avatars in Call of Duty: Ghosts (August 16, 2013).

Featured in Digital America as part of a process piece on ARG gaming in education (with her Games class).

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