After spending several years writing about nineteenth-century U.S. women's autobiography (for Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and American Transcendental Quarterly), then about fictional accounts of murderous women (for Emerson Society Quarterly, American Quarterly, and REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature), and finally about men's homicidal jealousy and envy (for Legacy, Early American Literature, Poe Studies, and the Journal of Social History), Keetley’s most recent publication is Making a Monster: Jesse Pomeroy, the Boy Murderer of 1870s Boston (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017), a cultural history of the conditions that led a fourteen-year-old boy to torture and murder several small children between 1872-1874. Keetley has also published articles about contemporary Gothic and horror fiction, film and television, including on Stephen King's Cell, George Romero's Dead films, FX’s American Horror Story, AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Showtime’s Dexter. She is currently working on a monograph on the uncanny in 21st-century horror film and is editing a collection of essays on Jordan Peele’s Get Out.
Keetley also runs a blog, Horror Homeroom, with Elizabeth Erwin and Gwen Hofmann about all aspects of horror. It can be found at: http://www.horrorhomeroom.com/
Keetley is author of Making a Monster: Jesse Pomeroy, the Boy Murderer of 1870s Boston (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017). http://www.umass.edu/umpress/title/making-monster
Keetley is editor of “We’re All Infected”: Essays on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and the Fate of the Human. https://mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-7628-2 (McFarland, 2014).