Publications

Book Chapters

  • Forthcoming. “Versioning Buddhism: Remix and Recyclability in the Study of Religion,” in The Routledge Handbook of Digital Humanities and Remix Studies, edited by Eduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, and xtine burrough (New York: Routledge, 2020).
  • “Remix in Gilead,” in The Handmaid’s Tale and Philosophy: A Womb of One’s Own, edited by Rachel Robison-Greene, 77-89 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2019; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #123).
  • “A Month from Now, I’ll Be a Balding, Toothless Skeleton,” in American Horror Story and Philosophy: Life Is But a Nightmare, edited by Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene, 131-143 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2018; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #114).
  • “They Get Them When They’re Children,” in The Americans and Philosophy: Reds in the Bed, edited by Robert Arp and Kevin Guilfoy, 3-13 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2018; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #112).
  • “‘Why Do You Go On Living?’: Ripley-8 and the Absurd,” in Alien and Philosophy: I Infest, Therefore I Am, edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Kevin S. Decker, 198-206 (New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017; Philosophy and Pop Culture Series).
    • A version of this chapter also appeared in Issue 78 of The Philosopher’s Magazine: “Pop Culture: Why Go On Living?” (58-64, 2017).
    • Review by Ray Blank at Sci Phi Journal, From Facehuggers to Thought-Provokers”: “…an engrossing study of the central character in Alien: Resurrection, the clone of Ripley that has also absorbed some of the alien’s characteristics…this essay does a superb job of reiterating the question in Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus and relating it to Ripley’s circumstances. Walker shows some flair by providing as good an answer, and as difficult an answer, as Camus might have offered.”
  • “I Want You to Survive” and “If I Don’t Save the World, I Have No Value,” in The Ultimate Walking Dead and Philosophy: Hungry for More, edited by Wayne Yuen, 31-41 and 135-138 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2016; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #97).
  • “You’re Not Religious, Okay,” in Orange Is the New Black and Philosophy: Last Exit from Litchfield, edited by Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene, 123-136 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2015; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #92).
  • “You Monkeywrenching Bastard!” in Jurassic Park and Philosophy: The Truth is Terrifying, edited by Nicolas Michaud and Jessica Watkins, 167-176 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2014; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #82).

Peer Reviewed Articles

Appearing in Salon

Appearing in PopMatters

Appearing in Nomos Journal

Miscellaneous