Alexandra recently joined the English department at Texas Christian University. Before that, she was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the intersections of literature, film, and other media in the early 20th century, with a special interest in the historical recovery of neglected women writers.
She is currently revising a book on the literary origins of Western media fandom, entitled Fanaticism, Yes! Literary Fan Cultures of the Early Twentieth Century. The book further explores ideas presented in Alexandra’s chapter on “Literature Fandom and Literary Fans” in A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies (Wiley Blackwell, 2018).
Alexandra’s next book project, Hollywood Regionalism, investigates how the studio system adapted, revised, and transformed dozens of regional novels by American women writers from 1910-1961. She and her students have researched hundreds of these film adaptations, many lost or forgotten, and are working to bring them back into public view.
Alexandra co-hosts a podcast about college and coronavirus. She previously won two Primetime Emmys for her work as a transmedia producer creating interactive storytelling experiences.
She tweets from @nonmodernist.