In August 2011, L. Andrew Cooper joined the faculty of the University of Louisville as assistant professor of film and digital media. Previously, he served as assistant director of the Writing and Communication Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His first book, Gothic Realities: The Impact of Horror Fiction on Modern Culture (McFarland, 2010) analyzes how print and film fictions in the horror genre have contributed to many "real" phenomena, including violent events that films supposedly inspire. His second book, Dario Argento, analyzes ways that the titular director's works undermine many fundamentals of film. It should be out in late 2012.