Taylor and Francis have published most of my peer-reviewed essays. They have a relatively new feature that allows authors to share up to 49 copies of their work for free. Without a subscription to the journal, it would normally cost a person $37 to read an article. I’ve decided to share my 49 free ePrints with the world. Below you’ll find links to and short descriptions of a few of my published works. Only 49 people can click on each essay, meaning, in a matter of time, some links will expire. Enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
- “You are Not Allowed to Talk About Production”: Narratization on (and off) the Set of CBS’s Big Brother. My first-person account of my experiences on Big Brother.
- Tales of a Fighting Bobcat: An Auto-archaeology of Gay Identity Formation and Maintenance. Pulling from Foucault’s post-structural theories of subjectivity and discipline, I narrate anti-gay indoctrination at Cy-Fair High School in the mid-1990s. This essay won the Best Article of the Year award by NCA’s Ethnography Division.
- Re-membering Daddy: Autoethnographic Reflections of My Father and Alzheimer’s Disease. I discuss the interpersonal dynamics of providing care for an Alzheimer’s patient. I specifically investigate communication between me and my father in the last 10 years of his life. This essay was the lead article in Text and Performance Quarterly.
- “Ragan Fox is a Gay Slam Poet”: An Autobiographical Exploration of Performance Poetry’s Performative Implications. I chronicle my decade-long participation in the slam poetry community and consider the performative aspects of slam performance.
- From Heterophobia to Gayville. Digital copies of the poems cited in “‘Ragan Fox is a Gay Slam Poet.”
- Charting the Yeast Radio Virus: Exploring the Potential of Critical Virology. I explore the role of persona performance in the immediate context of gay-and-lesbian-themed podcasts.