Christina Fawcett


Christina Fawcett Title: Instructor


Dr. Christina Fawcett is a monster theorist with a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow. She teaches courses in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy Tales and Horror. Her passion for the monster has led her to examine villainous and monstrous spaces in video games, particularly how ludics impact emotional response and character articulation.  She works in genre fiction and new media.

Teaching Areas:

Medieval Literature; Fantasy; Science Fiction; Monsters; Fairy-tales; Horror; Video Games

(F) ENGL-2612-001 Science Fiction


Book Chapters

Fawcett, Christina and Alan McGreevy. “Resident Evil and Infectious Fear.” The Playful Undead and Video Games: Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay. Edited by Peter Zackariasson and Stephen Webley. Routledge Advances in Game Studies. Routledge, 2018.

Fawcett, Christina. “Battle of Wits, Battle of Words: Riddles in The Hobbit.” The Hobbit and History. Turner Publishing, 2014. pp. 103-19.


Journal Articles

Sakal-Froese, Jocelyn and Christina Fawcett. “White Coat, White Alb, White Mic: Institutions of Truth in America in American Horror Story: Asylum.” European Journal of American Culture. Publication upcoming: March 2019. 

Fawcett, Christina. “American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns and Traumatic Memory.” The Journal of Popular Culture, vol.49, no.3, 2016, pp. 492-521.

Fawcett, Christina. “Materiality and Omission: Swift’s Narrator and A Tale of a Tub.” Peer English vol. 4, 2009, pp. 74-85.

Fawcett, Christina. “The Orphic Singer in Milton’s ‘Nativity’ Ode” Studies in English Literature, vol.49, no. 1, 2009, pp. 105-20. Reprinted in Gale/Cengage’s volume 191 of Poetry Criticism on John Milton’s “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity.”


Book Reviews

Fawcett, Christina. “The Routledge Companion to Comics (Book Review).” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. 6 February 2018. Online

Fawcett, Christina. “We Have No Idea (Book Review).” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. 21 November 2017. Online

Fawcett, Christina. “Ryan North’s Shakespearean Choosable Adventures (Book Review).” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, vol.9, no.2, 2018, pp.190-2.

Fawcett, Christina. “Hellboy’s World: comics and monsters on the margins (Book Review).” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, vol. 8, no. 4, 2017, pp. 398-9.

Fawcett, Christina. “Chainmail Bikini (Book Review).” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, vol. 8, no. 2, 2017, pp. 210-1.

Fawcett, Christina. “Speculative Fiction and Faith” Jeunesse, vol. 7, no. 2, 2015, pp. 194-205.

Fawcett, Christina. “SuperMutant Magic Academy (Book Review).” Journal of Comics and Graphic Novels, vol. 7, no.4, 2016, pp. 465-6.

Fawcett, Christina. “Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists (Book Review).” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, vol.7, no. 2, 2016, pp. 229-31.

Fawcett, Christina. “An Anthology of Medieval Love Debate Poetry (Book Review).” Modern Language Studies, vol. 70, 2010. pp. 96-8.

Fawcett, Christina.  “Limits of Horror (Book Review).” The Kelvingrove Review, vol. 3, 2009. Online.


Non-Academic Press

Fawcett, Christina. “Fundamental Comics: Fables Vol. 1 and Exiled Communities.” Fanbase Press. April 2018. Online. 

Fawcett, Christina. “Post-Apocalypse, Post-Race: Cultural Erasure in ‘Horizon: Zero Dawn.” Fanbase Press. November 2017. Online.

Fawcett, Christina. “The Defenders: Defining Identity through Color Cues and Cinematography.” Fanbase Press. August 2017. Online.

Fawcett, Christina. “‘Mass Effect’ and the Drive for Discovery.” Fanbase Press. May 2017. Online.

Fawcett, Christina. “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard: Playing a Horror Film.” Fanbase Press. February 2017. Online.

McGreevy, Alan and Christina Fawcett. “The Darkening of Tristram: Entering a Portal to Nostalgia.” Fanbase Press. February 2017.

Fawcett, Christina “Villainous Male Desire and the Batman Arkham Games.” Fanbase Press. September 2016. Online.