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Author of The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter, 1995, co-winner of the American Culture/Popular Culture Association's 1996 Emily Toth Award, and Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers: Redefining Feminism on Screen, 2011.  "Roseanne: Unruly Woman as Domestic Goddess," Screen 31.4 (1990). Other articles in The Journal of Film and Video, Jump Cut, The Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Genders, and various anthologies in the areas of film studies, television studies, cultural studies, comedy and feminism.