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Kurt Douglass has a PhD in English from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, and his dissertation is titled Who Rules the Waves? Reading the Sea in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature.


Dawn Keetley is Professor of English, teaching horror /gothic literature, film, and television at Lehigh University. She has most recently published on AMC’s The Walking Dead in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (2014) and the Journal of Popular Television (2015), on the classic horror film, Thirteen Women (1932), in the Journal of Film and Video (2016), on The Grey and Frozen in Animal Horror Cinema (Palgrave, 2015), and on FX’s American Horror Story for Gothic Studies (2013). She is the editor of We’re All Infected: Essays on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and the Fate of the Human (McFarland, 2014), and the co-editor of a second collection, “There’s Us and the Dead”: Identity Politics in “The Walking Dead,” also forthcoming from McFarland. She is the co-editor (with Angela Tenga) of Plant Horror: Approaches to the Monstrous Vegetal in Fiction and Film (Palgrave, 2016) and (with Matthew Sivils) of The Ecogothic in Nineteenth-century American Literature (forthcoming from Routledge). She also has a monograph, Making a Monster: Jesse Pomeroy, the Boy Murderer of 1870s Boston, forthcoming from the University of Massachusetts Press (in 2017). She writes regularly for a horror website she co-created at