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Comics Studies publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2024). Black and white death: Memories of violence in the Great War. In J. Davis-McElligatt & J. Coby (Eds.), BOOM! Splat!: Comics and violence. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). Militant earth mother: Viewing Poison Ivy as an ecofeminist rather than as an ecoterrorist.  In J. Martin & M. Favaro (Eds.), Batman’s villains and villainesses: Multidisciplinary perspectives on Arkham’s souls, pp. 201-214. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). The pirate, the queen, and the handkerchief: Gráinne Mhaol, an Irishwoman among men. In H.E.H. Earle & M. Lund (Eds.), Identity and history in non-Anglophone comics, pp. 220-236. New York: Routledge.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023, Apr 10). Anger and fear and feminism. In Media Res, Quantumania, the Multiverse, and the State of the MCU Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). The politics of inversion in Americatown: Lessons and limits for public pedagogy. In R. Kauranen, O. Löytty, A. Nikkilä, & A. Vuorinne (Eds.), Comics and migration: Practices and representation, pp. 167-178. New York: Routledge.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Fear of faith” and faith over fear: Scarecrow as emblem of a purgatorial Gotham. In M.W. Brake & C.K. Robertson (Eds.), Theology and Batman: Examining the religious world of the Dark Knight, pp. 69-79. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). Caped crusaders and cartoon crossovers: A nostalgic look“Beyond” DC superheroes. In D. Brode (Ed.), The DC comics universe: Critical essays, pp. 349-362. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). Heterotopia and horror at Show’s End. In J. Darowski  & F.G.P. Berns (Eds.), Critical approaches to horror comic books: Red ink in the gutter, pp. 223-234. New York: Routledge.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022, Feb 14). Jokers, jesters, and gender: Subverting social standards. In Media Res, Transmedia Joker Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). AfterShock’s Rough Riders and the reification of race reimagined. In M. Goodrum, D. Hall, & P. Smith (Eds.), Drawing the past, Vol. 1: Comics and the historical imagination in the United States, pp. 212-227. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). Politics in the gutters: American politicians & elections in comic book media. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). Superman, a super freak: Returning the Man of Steel to the circus in the DC Bombshells. In J. Darowski (Ed.), Adapting Superman: Essays on the transmedia Man of Steel, pp. 207-215. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). Back chat: Subversion and conformity in dominion cartoons of the World Wars. In T. Tuleja (Ed.), Different drummers: Military discipline and its discontents, pp. 32-47. The University Press of Colorado/Utah State University Press.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). Bill Mauldin’s legacy in military cartooning. In T. DePastino (Ed.), Drawing fire: The editorial cartoons of Bill Mauldin, pp. 87-103. Chicago, IL: Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020, Apr 15). Menacing and maternal: The limits of motherhood in Spider-Man. In Media Res, Spider-Man Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). UFO (unusual female other) sightings in Saucer Country/State: Metaphors of identity and presidential politics. In S. Langsdale & E. Coody (Eds.), Monstrous women in comics, pp. 257-273. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019, Sep 16). Queer female Superheroes: DC Comics Bombshells tell their own story. FLOW: A Critical Forum on Media and Culture, 26(1) “New Faces, New Voices, New Bodies.”

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). Politics as “the sum of everything you fear”: Scarecrow as phobia entrepreneur. In D. Picariello (Ed.), Politics in Gotham: The Batman universe and political thought, pp. 159-176. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). War is hell: The (super)nature of war in the works of Mike Mignola. In S.G. Hammond (Ed.), The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the comics art of Mike Mignola, pp. 144-155. Edwardsville, IL: Sequart Organization.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Sinne fianna fáil: Women, Irish rebellions, and the graphic novels of Gerry Hunt. In N. Tal & T. Prorokova (Eds.), Cultures of war in graphic novels: Violence, trauma, and memory, pp. 123-137. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Queen of burlesque: The subtle (as a hammer) satire of Bomb Queen. In M. Goodrum, T. Prescott, & P. Smith (Eds.), Gender and the superhero narrative, pp. 101-123. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Marvel’s Shamrock: Haunted heroine, working woman, guardian of the galaxy. In M. DiPaolo (Ed.), Working class comic book heroes: Class conflict and populist politics in comics, pp. 206-225. Jackson MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2017). “Hey, soldier! - Your slip is showing!”: Militarism vs. femininity in WWII comic pages and books. In J. Kimble & T. Goodnow (Eds.), The 10 cent war: Comic books, propaganda, and World War II, pp. 26-45. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. & Doran, C.M. (2016). PTXD: Gendered narratives of combat, trauma, and the civil-military divide. In C. Bucciferro (Ed.), The X-Men films: A cultural analysis, pp. 61-73. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 

  • Knopf, C.M. (2015). The comic art of war: A critical study of military cartoons, 1805-2014, with a guide to artists. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

and presentations

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “The Abolition of rhetoric? A consideration of visual rhetoric & AI illustration in The Abolition of Man Comic.” Innovation & Effects in Visual Communication Technology. Visual Communication Division, National Communication Assoc. National Harbor, MD.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). "Mother Goddesses & the incarnation, passion, & resurrection of Spider-Man: The transformative nature of Shriek, Shathra, & Ero." Spider-Man and Religion: Spinning a Web of Spirituality. BGSU Spider-Man in Popular Culture Conference. Bowling Green, OH.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Missing the Punchline: Comedy, violence, & a woman on the fringe.” Drawing the Monstrous: Violence, Horror, War. Comics Studies Society. Denton, TX.

  • Yezbick, D.F. & Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Letters & lace: Milton Caniff’s Male Call and its readers.” Comics Studies Society. East Lansing, MI.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Wonder Woman’s Bronze Age and the United Nations Decade for Women.” Wonder Woman for President: 50 Years of Kick-Ass Feminism virtual conference.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). “Compassion & the apocalypse: Commanders (and communities) in Crisis.” Navigating Superhero Communities. Comics Studies Society.

  • Knopf, C.M (2021). “Mourning in America: Critical nostalgia in the time of MAGA.” The 2020 Presidential Election, Pictured: Framing Theory & Nostalgia during the Biden/Trump Election. Eastern Communication Assoc. Online.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). “Lois Lane & the image of the journalist: Comics Books are a medium with a media message.” Journalism & News Across Cultures & Countries. National Communication Assoc. Online.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). “Venom-ous heroes: The critical crossroads of the heroic villain.” Crossroads & Boundaries in Superhero Adaptations. National Communication Association.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). “Babes at arms: From firing/pin ups to Bombshells.” Women & War in Superhero Comics. Flyover Comics Symposium, Digital Frontiers. Online.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). “Poison Ivy: Militant earth mother.” Warrior Women & Super-Grrrls!: Iconic Feminist Heroines and Their Discontents. Page 23 Literary Conference at the Denver Pop Culture Con. Denver, CO.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). “Undead soldiers never die: Post-9/11 civil-military relations in DC’s ‘G.I. Zombie.’” Poster Presentations. Comic Arts Conference, Comic Con International. San Diego, CA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). “Visual perspective in primary, secondary, & tertiary graphic narratives of World War I.” Images, Imageries, Imaginaires. Colloque Guerres et BD: Écrire une histoire nouvelle de l’Europe, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, et le Goethe-Institut Paris, avec la Panthéon-Sorbonne (Université Paris 1). Paris, FR.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2015). “A fatal femme: How Bomb Queen re-genders politics & war.” POP Girls: Reconsidering the Feminine in Popular Genres & Media Forms. PROJECT: Comic Con Academic Mini-Conference. St. Louis, MO.

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Political Communication publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). The Loner on the “frontier of unfilled hopes and threats”: Serling’s old West in Kennedy’s new frontier. In D. Picariello (Ed.), The Western and political thought: A fistful of politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). Familiarity is the path to the Dark Side: Domesticating political problems with Star Wars. Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship, 3(1), 24-31.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). AfterShock’s Rough Riders and the reification of race reimagined. In M. Goodrum, D. Hall, & P. Smith (Eds.), Drawing the past, Vol. 1: Comics and the historical imagination in the United States, pp. 212-227. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). The Democratic primary debates in political cartoons, or Santa Claus gets voted off Fantasy Island. In R. Denton, Jr. (Ed.), Studies of communication in the 2020 presidential campaign, pp. 83-104. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). Politics in the Gutters: American politicians & elections in comic book media. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). The American nightmare: Graveyard voters, demon sheep, devil women, and lizard people. D. Picariello, ed. The politics of horror, pp. 3-16. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). UFO (unusual female other) sightings in Saucer Country/State: Metaphors of identity and presidential politics. In S. Langsdale & E. Coody (Eds.), Monstrous women in comics, pp. 257-273. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019, Dec). “Carrie Fisher sent me”: Princess Leia as an avatar of resistance in the Women’s March(es). Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship, 1(1).

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). Politics as “the sum of everything you fear”: Scarecrow as phobia entrepreneur. In D. Picariello (Ed.), Politics in Gotham: The Batman universe and political thought, pp. 159-176. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018, Jun 11). BrainDead: The horrors of election 2016. In Media Res, Politics & Horror Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2011). Those who bear the heaviest burden: War and American exceptionalism in the age of entitlement. In J. Edwards & D. Weiss (Eds.), The rhetoric of American exceptionalism: Critical essays, pp. 171-88. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2010). Al Gore’s rational faith and unreasonable religion. In D. Weiss (Ed.), What Democrats talk about when they talk about God: Religious communication in Democratic party politics, pp. 93-113. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

and presentations

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Politics as unusual: Editorial cartooning & the 2024 election.” Are We on “The Eve of Destruction?” – Looking Ahead to the 2024 Election. Eastern Communication Assoc. Baltimore, MD.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Roe, reproduction, & representation: Artists on abortion.” Denial, Derogation, & Divisiveness after Dobbs: Communication Perspectives on a Post-Roe World. New York State Communication Assoc. Callicoon, NY.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “The Statue of Trumpery: Ironic metaphor & the visual ideograph.” Top Paper Panel: Memorializing Public Messages of American Presidents. Eastern Communication Association. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). “Compassion & the apocalypse: Commanders (and communities) in Crisis.” Navigating Superhero Communities. Comics Studies Society.

  • Knopf, C.M (2021). “‘I am altering the [art of the] deal’; Or, the In-Sidious threat of Dark Side allusions in political satire.” The Imperial March. Realizing Resistance Episode II.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). “Cartoon commemoration & commentary on the death of John McCain.” Bidding Senator John McCain Goodbye: Memorializing Across Genres & Contexts. Eastern Communication Assoc. Providence RI.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). “We are all wonder women & handmaids in the resistance – or are we?: The limits of pop culture icons & avatars in feminist protest.” Global Citizens & Impediments: Modern Feminism around the World. New York State Communication Assoc. Callicoon, NY.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). “Pun dites: Artists’ re-framing of Trump’s words.” Trump Time: Communication Lessons or Trump’s Communication Primer. New York State Communication Assoc. Callicoon, NY.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2009). “The rhetoric of polarization: Media, mediation & the new politics of division.” Defining the Genre: The Rhetoric of Polarization Revisited. Eastern Communication Assoc. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2009). “Lipschtick: Masculine political metaphors get a makeover.” Campaign Frames: Meaning Making and Constraint in ‘08. Eastern Communication Association. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2003). “Redefining crisis rhetoric in the wake of localized national tragedies.” Political Rhetoric. National Communication Assoc. Miami, FL.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2002). “Capturing character: Variations in media coverage of candidate character in the first 2000 presidential debate.” Debates 2000: A Close Look. Eastern Communication Assoc. New York City, NY. 

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Civil-Military Studies publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2024). Black and white death: Memories of violence in the Great War. In J. Davis-McElligatt & J. Coby (Eds.), BOOM! Splat!: Comics and violence. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). “Like his dad”: Epistolic constructions of American children in World War II. Home Front Studies, 1(1), 59-83.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). Back chat: Subversion and conformity in dominion cartoons of the World Wars. In T. Tuleja (Ed.), Different drummers: Military discipline and its discontents, pp. 32-47. The University Press of Colorado/Utah State University Press.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). Bill Mauldin’s legacy in military cartooning. In T. DePastino (Ed.), Drawing fire: The editorial cartoons of Bill Mauldin, pp. 87-103. Chicago, IL: Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). War is hell: The (super)nature of war in the works of Mike Mignola. In S.G. Hammond (Ed.), The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the comics art of Mike Mignola, pp. 144-155. Edwardsville, IL: Sequart Organization.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Sinne fianna fáil: Women, Irish rebellions, and the graphic novels of Gerry Hunt. In N. Tal & T. Prorokova (Eds.), Cultures of war in graphic novels: Violence, trauma, and memory, pp. 123-137. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2017). “Hey, soldier! - Your slip is showing!”: Militarism vs. femininity in WWII comic pages and books. In J. Kimble & T. Goodnow (Eds.), The 10 cent war: Comic books, propaganda, and World War II, pp. 26-45. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). Zany zombies, grinning ghosts, silly scientists, and nasty Nazis: Comedy-horror at the threshold of World War II. In C.J. Miller & A.B. VanRiper (Eds.), The laughing dead: The comedy-horror film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland, pp. 25-38. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Knopf, C.M. & Doran, C.M. (2016). PTXD: Gendered narratives of combat, trauma, and the civil-military divide. In C. Bucciferro (Ed.), The X-Men films: A cultural analysis, pp. 61-73.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 

  • Knopf, C.M. (2015). The comic art of war: A critical study of military cartoons, 1805-2014, with a guide to artists. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2015). The U.N.dead: Cold War ghosts in Carol for another Christmas. In C.J. Miller & A.B. Van Riper (Eds.), Horrors of war: The undead on the battlefield, pp. 136-53. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2014). Sense-making and map-making: War letters as personal geographies. NANO , 6/Cartography & Narrative.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2012). Relational dialectics in the civil-military relationship: Lessons from veterans’ transition narratives. Political & Military Sociology: An Annual Review, 40, 171-192.

  • Knopf, C.M. & Ziegelmayer, E.J. (2012). Fourth generation warfare & the US military’s social media strategy: Promoting the academic conversation. Air & Space Power Journal – Africa & Francophonie, Q4: 3-22.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2011). Those who bear the heaviest burden: War and American exceptionalism in the age of entitlement. In J. Edwards & D. Weiss (Eds.), The rhetoric of American exceptionalism: Critical essays, pp. 171-88. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

and presentations

  • Yezbick, D.F. & Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Bombs & bombshells, aluminum & Lace: Milton Caniff at the intersections of illustration & insignia in World War II.” Recovering & Recontextualizing Race & Gender in Illustration. Blind Spots: The 13th Annual Illustration Research Symposium. St. Louis, MO.

  • Yezbick, D.F. & Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Letters & lace: Milton Caniff’s Male Call and its readers.” Comics Studies Society. East Lansing, MI.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Illustrated war letters: Precursor to digital postcards and viral videos.” Archaeologies of Audio/visual Industries and the Military. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Virtual Pre-Conference Seminar. Online.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). “Babes at arms: From firing/pin ups to Bombshells.” Women & War in Superhero Comics. Flyover Comics Symposium, Digital Frontiers. Virtual conference.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). “Animating #VeteransVoices: StoryCorps, cartoons, & the civil-military gap.” Animation & Public Engagement Symposium. Lubbock, TX.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2017). The Military in Cartoon: Veteran Comic Creators – a Panel Discussion. Border Town Comic-Con. Ontario, OR.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). “Undead soldiers never die: Post-9/11 civil-military relations in DC’s ‘G.I. Zombie.’” Poster Presentations. Comic Arts Conference at Comic Con International. San Diego, CA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). “Animating the war effort: Cartoons of World War II.” Spirit of Revolution on the Home Front, National Parks of Boston. National Parks Service Centennial Celebration. USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). “Visual perspective in primary, secondary, and tertiary graphic narratives of World War I.” Images, Imageries, Imaginaires. Colloque Guerres et BD: Écrire une histoire nouvelle de l’Europe, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, et le Goethe-Institut Paris, avec la Panthéon-Sorbonne (Université Paris 1). Paris, FR.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). “Baby girls, little men, and kiddos: Family roles & social constructions of the children of World War II.” Military Families. Military Sociology Mini-Conference, Eastern Sociological Society. Boston, MA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2011). “Materiality & commoditization of war correspondence, from snail-mail to e-mail.” Mediating War & Technology Preconference. International Communication Assoc. Boston, MA.

  • Ziegelmayer, E.J. & Knopf, C.M. (2012). “Global communication in tribal battles: Development & meaning of the U.S. military’s Information Operations Doctrine.” Communicating War in the Information Age. International Studies Assoc. San Diego, CA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2012). “Staging war theater on the home front: The family drama of deployment in public broadcasting.” Constructing Reality? Terrorism Economic Tidings, Family Values, & Broadcasting Military Policy. Eastern Communication Assoc. Cambridge, MA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2011). “Suicidal soldiers or wounded warriors: Rhetoric of victimage in defense of military suicides.” Power, Propaganda, & Rhetoric in Public Address. Eastern Communication Assoc. Arlington, VA.

  • Knopf, C.M. & Ziegelmayer, E.J. (2010). “‘Friending’ the enemy: The US military, strategic communication & social media in the War on Terror.” Social Media I. Global Media & ‘the War Terror’: An International Conference, sponsored by the Communication & Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster. London, GB.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2010). “Hidden costs & unsung heroes: Issues of media coverage & cultural scripts in noncombat military deaths.” The Political Discourse of Waging War & Combating Terrorism. Eastern Communication Assoc. Baltimore, MD.

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Spectral/Monstros-ities publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). Shark storms: Syfy’s splasher and splashstick films. In J. Wigard & M. Ploskonka (Eds.), Attack of the new B movies: Essays on SYFY original films, pp. 113-130. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). Cthulhoo-Dooby-Doo!: The re-animation of Lovecraft (and racism) through subcultural capital. In T. Lanzendörfer & M.J. Dreysse Passos de Cavalho (Eds.), The medial afterlives of H.P. Lovecraft: Comic, film, podcast, TV, games, pp. 159-172. Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). Heterotopia and horror at Show’s End. In J. Darowski  & F.G.P. Berns (Eds.), Critical approaches to horror comic books: Red ink in the gutter, pp. 223-234. New York: Routledge.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). The American nightmare: Graveyard voters, demon sheep, devil women, and lizard people. D. Picariello, ed. The politics of horror, pp. 3-16. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). UFO (unusual female other) sightings in Saucer Country/State: Metaphors of identity and presidential politics. In S. Langsdale & E. Coody (Eds.), Monstrous women in comics, pp. 257-273. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). Politics as “the sum of everything you fear”: Scarecrow as phobia entrepreneur. In D. Picariello (Ed.), Politics in Gotham: The Batman universe and political thought, pp. 159-176. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). War is hell: The (super)nature of war in the works of Mike Mignola. In S.G. Hammond (Ed.), The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the comics art of Mike Mignola, pp. 144-155. Edwardsville, IL: Sequart Organization.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Marvel’s Shamrock: Haunted heroine, working woman, guardian of the galaxy. In M. DiPaolo (Ed.), Working class comic book heroes: Class conflict and populist politics in comics, pp. 206-225. Jackson MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018, Jun 11). BrainDead: The horrors of election 2016. In Media Res, Politics & Horror Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). Zany zombies, grinning ghosts, silly scientists, and nasty Nazis: Comedy-horror at the threshold of World War II. In C.J. Miller & A.B. VanRiper (Eds.), The laughing dead: The comedy-horror film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland, pp. 25-38. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2015). The U.N.dead: Cold War ghosts in Carol for another Christmas. In C.J. Miller & A.B. Van Riper (Eds.), Horrors of war: The undead on the battlefield, pp. 136-53. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

and presentations

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). “Campaign carnage: Horror & politics in comic books.” Political Horror. Popular Culture Assoc, South/American Culture Assoc, South. New Orleans, LA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2017). “Sighting UFOs (unusual female others) in Saucer Country: Metaphors of identity & politics.” Monstrous Women in Comics Conference. University of North Texas. Denton, TX.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2017). “A rhetoric of monstrosity: Towards a definition of the American political horror genre.” Humor, horror, & pop culture in politics. Eastern Communication Assoc. Boston, MA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). “Undead soldiers never die: Post-9/11 civil-military relations in DC’s ‘G.I. Zombie.’” Poster Presentations. Comic Arts Conference, Comic Con International. San Diego, CA.

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Gender publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). Militant earth mother: Viewing Poison Ivy as an ecofeminist rather than as an ecoterrorist.  In J. Martin & M. Favaro (Eds.), Batman’s villains and villainesses: Multidisciplinary perspectives on Arkham’s souls, pp. 201-214. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). The pirate, the queen, and the handkerchief: Gráinne Mhaol, an Irishwoman among men. In H.E.H. Earle & M. Lund (Eds.), Identity and history in non-Anglophone comics, pp. 220-236. New York: Routledge.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023, Apr 10). Anger and fear and feminism. In Media Res, Quantumania, the Multiverse, and the State of the MCU Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022, Feb 14). Jokers, jesters, and gender: Subverting social standards. In Media Res, Transmedia Joker Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020, Apr 15). Menacing and maternal: The limits of motherhood in Spider-Man. In Media Res, Spider-Man Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). UFO (unusual female other) sightings in Saucer Country/State: Metaphors of identity and presidential politics. In S. Langsdale & E. Coody (Eds.), Monstrous women in comics, pp. 257-273. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019, Dec). “Carrie Fisher sent me”: Princess Leia as an avatar of resistance in the Women’s March(es). Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship, 1(1).

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019, Sep 16). Queer female Superheroes: DC Comics Bombshells tell their own story. FLOW: A Critical Forum on Media and Culture, 26(1) “New Faces, New Voices, New Bodies.”

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Sinne fianna fáil: Women, Irish rebellions, and the graphic novels of Gerry Hunt. In N. Tal & T. Prorokova (Eds.), Cultures of war in graphic novels: Violence, trauma, and memory, pp. 123-137. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Queen of burlesque: The subtle (as a hammer) satire of Bomb Queen. In M. Goodrum, T. Prescott, & P. Smith (Eds.), Gender and the superhero narrative, pp. 101-123. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Marvel’s Shamrock: Haunted heroine, working woman, guardian of the galaxy. In M. DiPaolo (Ed.), Working class comic book heroes: Class conflict and populist politics in comics, pp. 206-225. Jackson MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2017). “Hey, soldier! - Your slip is showing!”: Militarism vs. femininity in WWII comic pages and books. In J. Kimble & T. Goodnow (Eds.), The 10 cent war: Comic books, propaganda, and World War II, pp. 26-45. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. & Doran, C.M. (2016). PTXD: Gendered narratives of combat, trauma, and the civil-military divide.  In C. Bucciferro (Ed.), The X-Men films: A cultural analysis, pp. 61-73. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

and presentations

  • Yezbick, D.F. & Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Bombs & bombshells, aluminum & Lace: Milton Caniff at the intersections of illustration & insignia in World War II.” Recovering & Recontextualizing Race & Gender in Illustration. Blind Spots: The 13th Annual Illustration Research Symposium. St. Louis, MO.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Missing the Punchline: Comedy, violence, & a woman on the fringe.” Drawing the Monstrous: Violence, Horror, War. Comics Studies Society. Denton, TX.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Roe, reproduction, & representation: Artists on abortion.” Denial, Derogation, & Divisiveness after Dobbs: Communication Perspectives on a Post-Roe World. New York State Communication Assoc. Callicoon, NY.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). “Babes at arms: From firing/pin ups to Bombshells.” Women and War in Superhero Comics. Flyover Comics Symposium, Digital Frontiers. Online.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). “We are all wonder women & handmaids in the resistance – or are we?: The limits of pop culture icons & avatars in feminist protest.” Global Citizens & Impediments: Modern Feminism around the World. New York State Communication Assoc. Callicoon, NY.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). “Poison Ivy: Militant earth mother.” Warrior Women and Super-Grrrls!: Iconic Feminist Heroines and Their Discontents. Page 23 Literary Conference at the Denver Pop Culture Con. Denver, CO.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2015). “A fatal femme: How Bomb Queen re-genders politics and war.” POP Girls: Reconsidering the Feminine in Popular Genres and Media Forms. PROJECT: Comic Con Academic Mini-Conference. St. Louis, MO.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2015). “Making love and war: (Erotic) sexual politics of war revealed in letters of an American military couple.” Section on the Sociology of the Family Roundtable: Sexuality. American Sociological Assoc. Chicago, IL.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2007). “Participatory communication practices in Dianic Wicca: Witchcraft as third wave feminist action.” Second and Third Wave Feminism and Beyond. National Communication Assoc. Chicago, IL.

Gender

Humor Studies publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). Familiarity is the path to the Dark Side: Domesticating political problems with Star Wars. Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship, 3(1), 24-31.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). Back chat: Subversion and conformity in dominion cartoons of the World Wars. In T. Tuleja (Ed.), Different drummers: Military discipline and its discontents, pp. 32-47. The University Press of Colorado/Utah State University Press.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). Bill Mauldin’s legacy in military cartooning. In T. DePastino (Ed.), Drawing fire: The editorial cartoons of Bill Mauldin, pp. 87-103. Chicago, IL: Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Queen of burlesque: The subtle (as a hammer) satire of Bomb Queen. In M. Goodrum, T. Prescott, & P. Smith (Eds.), Gender and the superhero narrative, pp. 101-123. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2017). “Hey, soldier! - Your slip is showing!”: Militarism vs. femininity in WWII comic pages and books. In J. Kimble & T. Goodnow (Eds.), The 10 cent war: Comic books, propaganda, and World War II, pp. 26-45. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). Zany zombies, grinning ghosts, silly scientists, and nasty Nazis: Comedy-horror at the threshold of World War II. In C.J. Miller & A.B. VanRiper (Eds.), The laughing dead: The comedy-horror film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland, pp. 25-38. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2015). The comic art of war: A critical study of military cartoons, 1805-2014, with a guide to artists. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

and presentations

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “The Statue of Trumpery: Ironic metaphor and the visual ideograph.” Top Paper Panel: Memorializing Public Messages of American Presidents. Eastern Communication Assoc. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). “‘I am altering the [art of the] deal’; Or, the In-Sidious threat of Dark Side allusions in political satire.” The Imperial March. Realizing Resistance Episode II. Online.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2020). “Light comedy or reality TV? Political cartoonists frame the 2020 Democratic primary debates.” Analyzing Communication in the 2020 Presidential Primary Debates: Strategic Innovation and Interaction in a Shifting Scene. National Communication Assoc. Online.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). “Presidential superzeroes: Parody or punditry in comic book political satire. Comics Studies Society. Toronto, ON.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). “Playful politics in political parodies: Editorial cartoons in comic book form.” Politics in Play: Satire, Affect, and Cartoons. National Communication Assoc. Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2014). “Guns and cockpits, weapons of wits: Gender and sexuality in the military as expressed in soldier-drawn comics.” U.S. Military Economies and Cultures. Eastern Sociological Society. Baltimore, MD.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2013). “Doctrine Man draws for jargon, bureaucracy, and the military way: Comic representations of US military doctrine.” Media as Data; Media as Method. International Studies Assoc–Northeast. Providence, RI.

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Church Candles

Civil/Public Religion publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Fear of faith” and faith over fear: Scarecrow as emblem of a purgatorial Gotham. In M.W. Brake & C.K. Robertson (Eds.), Theology and Batman: Examining the religious world of the Dark Knight, pp. 69-79. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2011). Those who bear the heaviest burden: War and American exceptionalism in the age of entitlement. In J. Edwards & D. Weiss (Eds.), The rhetoric of American exceptionalism: Critical essays, pp. 171-88. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2010). Al Gore’s rational faith and unreasonable religion. In D. Weiss (Ed.),What Democrats talk about when they talk about God: Religious communication in Democratic party politics, pp. 93-113. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books

  • Knopf, C.M. (2005). Providence, presidents, & the press: Inaugural rhetoric of religion in a historical perspective. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University at Albany.

and presentations

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). "Mother Goddesses and the incarnation, passion, and resurrection of Spider-Man: The transformative nature of Shriek, Shathra & Ero." Spider-Man & Religion: Spinning a Web of Spirituality. BGSU Spider-Man in Popular Culture Conference. Bowling Green, OH.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2009). “Speaking to one god but addressing many: The inaugural address as counterweight to the inaugural prayer.” Let “Us” Pray: Rhetoric, Religion, & the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. National Communication Assoc. Chicago, IL.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2008). “Perspectives on piety: The press’s use of incongruity.” Rhetoric, Religion, & the Rhetoric of Religion: Perspectives & Prospects. Rhetoric Society of America. Seattle, WA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2008). “IR, PR, the E.U. & the U.S.: Bush’s & Chirac’s conflicting sacred/secular national identities regarding Iraq.” Bent Emotions: Perspectives on Foreign Policy & Candidate Evaluations. Eastern Communication Assoc. Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2007). “Participatory communication practices in Dianic Wicca: Witchcraft as third wave feminist action.” Second and Third Wave Feminism and Beyond. National Communication Assoc. Chicago, IL.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2006). “Like gathering moonbeams: Challenges facing the solidification & reinforcement of Pagan Pride.” Constructions of Self and Other: Selected Papers in Voices of Diversity. Eastern Communication Assoc. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2004). “Looking to heaven for answers: A computer-based rhetorical critique of Christian sermons following the Oklahoma City bombing & the 9/11 terrorist attacks.” The Progress of Life & Death: Rhetorical Evocation & Response. Eastern Communication Assoc. Boston, MA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2003). “One nation under question: How the media did (or didn’t) cover the Pledge decision.” Competitive Papers in Mass Communication: Media Coverage of U.S. Issues. Eastern Communication Assoc. Washington, DC.

Religion

Cinematic Studies publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). The Loner on the “frontier of unfilled hopes and threats”: Serling’s old West in Kennedy’s new frontier. In D. Picariello (Ed.), The Western and political thought: A fistful of politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023, Apr 10). Anger and fear and feminism. In Media Res, Quantumania, the Multiverse, and the State of the MCU Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). Shark storms: Syfy’s splasher and splashstick films. In J. Wigard & M. Ploskonka (Eds.), Attack of the new B movies: Essays on SYFY original films, pp. 113-130. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). Cthulhoo-Dooby-Doo!: The re-animation of Lovecraft (and racism) through subcultural capital. In T. Lanzendörfer & M.J. Dreysse Passos de Cavalho (Eds.), The medial afterlives of H.P. Lovecraft: Comic, film, podcast, TV, games, pp. 159-172. Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Knopf, C.M. & Doran, C.M. (2016). PTXD: Gendered narratives of combat, trauma, and the civil-military divide. In C. Bucciferro (Ed.), The X-Men films: A cultural analysis, pp. 61-73. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2016). Zany zombies, grinning ghosts, silly scientists, and nasty Nazis: Comedy-horror at the threshold of World War II. In C.J. Miller & A.B. VanRiper (Eds.), The laughing dead: The comedy-horror film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland, pp. 25-38. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2015). The U.N.dead: Cold War ghosts in Carol for another Christmas. In C.J. Miller & A.B. Van Riper (Eds.), Horrors of war: The undead on the battlefield, pp. 136-53. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

and presentations

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Building resistance: Agency and LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.” Material Resistance. Realizing Resistance Episode III, Digital Cultural Studies Cooperative. Online.

  • ----- (2020). Twilight Zones: Democracy Thrives on Strangeness. Page 23 Literary Conference. Online.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2017). “A rhetoric of monstrosity: Towards a definition of the American political horror genre.” Humor, horror, and pop culture in politics. Eastern Communication Assoc. Boston, MA.

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Cartoons in the Air

Animation Studies publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). Cthulhoo-Dooby-Doo!: The re-animation of Lovecraft (and racism) through subcultural capital. In T. Lanzendörfer & M.J. Dreysse Passos de Cavalho (Eds.), The medial afterlives of H.P. Lovecraft: Comic, film, podcast, TV, games, pp. 159-172. Palgrave Macmillan.

and presentations

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Building resistance: Agency & LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.” Material Resistance. Realizing Resistance Episode III, Digital Cultural Studies Cooperative. Online.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “‘Wake up, sheeple!’ Sheeple aren’t real: Cartooning conspiracies in a theater of the absurd - Netflix’s Inside Job.” Top Papers in Political Communication. Eastern Communication Assoc. Baltimore, MD.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). “Animating #VeteransVoices: StoryCorps, cartoons, and the civil-military gap.” Animation and Public Engagement Symposium. Lubbock, TX.

Animation
Circus

Circus Studies publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). Heterotopia and horror at Show’s End. In J. Darowski  & F.G.P. Berns (Eds.), Critical approaches to horror comic books: Red ink in the gutter, pp. 223-234. New York: Routledge.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022, Feb 14). Jokers, jesters, and gender: Subverting social standards. In Media Res, Transmedia Joker Week.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). Superman, a super freak: Returning the Man of Steel to the circus in the DC Bombshells. In J. Darowski (Ed.), Adapting Superman: Essays on the transmedia Man of Steel, pp. 207-215. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

and presentations

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Missing the Punchline: Comedy, violence, and a woman on the fringe.” Drawing the Monstrous: Violence, Horror, War. Comics Studies Society. Denton, TX.

Circus Tent at night
Four Acrobats
Doctor's Visit
Asian man getting vaccinated

Rhetorics of Health & Death publications...

  • Knopf, C.M. (2018). Sinne fianna fáil: Women, Irish rebellions, and the graphic novels of Gerry Hunt. In N. Tal & T. Prorokova (Eds.), Cultures of war in graphic novels: Violence, trauma, and memory, pp. 123-137. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

  • Knopf, C.M. & Doran, C.M. (2016). PTXD: Gendered narratives of combat, trauma, and the civil-military divide. In C. Bucciferro (Ed.), The X-Men films: A cultural analysis, pp. 61-73. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 

and presentations

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Visual surreality: Time, germs, and other things (un)seen in COVID comics.” Media Ecology Assoc. New York, NY.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Roe, reproduction, and representation: Artists on abortion.” Denial, Derogation, and Divisiveness after Dobbs: Communication Perspectives on a Post-Roe World. Eastern Communication Assoc. Baltimore, MD.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2023). “Comics, covidity, and visualizing the invisible.” Schering Plough Executive Lectures Series, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Virtual.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Junctures and ruptures: COVID, comics, and visualizing the invisible.” Wilson Lecture, New York State Communication Assoc. Callicoon, NY.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2022). “Roe, reproduction, & representation: The baby or the ballot.” Denial, Derogation, and Divisiveness after Dobbs: Communication Perspectives on a Post-Roe World. New York State Communication Assoc. Callicoon, NY.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2021). “They furnished the pictures, Trump furnished the war: Political cartoons of the fight against COVID & the ‘wartime president’.” News Coverage of Crises, COVID-19, & Campaigns. National Communication Assoc. Seattle, WA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2019). “Cartoon commemoration & commentary on the death of John McCain.” Bidding Senator John McCain Goodbye: Memorializing Across Genres & Contexts. Eastern Communication Assoc. Providence RI.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2011). “Unknowing martyrs in the anti-war cause: The creation of protest statements through combat-zone suicides.” Section on Peace, War, & Social Conflict Roundtable Session. American Sociological Assoc. Las Vegas, NV.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2011). “Suicidal soldiers or wounded warriors: Rhetoric of victimage in defense of military suicides.” Power, Propaganda, and Rhetoric in Public Address. Eastern Communication Assoc. Arlington, VA.

  • Knopf, C.M. (2010). “Hidden costs & unsung heroes: Issues of media coverage and cultural scripts in noncombat military deaths.” The Political Discourse of Waging War & Combating Terrorism. Eastern Communication Assoc. Baltimore, MD

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