Bonnie Opliger

Bonnie Opliger

Bonnie Opliger

PhD in English Candidate

507 Denney Hall
Columbus campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary American literature
  • Film and popular culture
  • Narrative theory


  • MA, English, San Diego State University, 2016
  • BA, English, San Diego State University, 2012



Bonnie Opliger received her BA and MA from San Diego State University where she completed an MA thesis on monstrosity, madness and feminism in Gothic and Neo-Gothic texts. She is currently writing on racialized comedic sidekicks in Disney fairytale adaptations as well as theories of urban and suburban space in horror films that address the African American experience. Moving forward she is interested in expanding her knowledge of literary history, narrative theory and the digital humanities. She currently works as a LASER mentor at Centennial High School.

Selected Publications

  • Opliger, Bonnie Rose. "Review of Crimson Peak by Guillermo del Toro." ChiricĂș Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, vol. 1 no. 1, 2016, pp. 158-160.
  • Opliger, Bonnie, et al., editors. pacificREVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual (Lurking Anonymity), San Diego State University Press, 2016.

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