VITA DR. ANDREW GORDON SEPTEMBER 2005
Title: Associate Professor of English, University of Florida
Born: January 23, 1945
Home: 910 NW 40 Drive, Gainesville FL 32605
Office: Department of English, P.O. Box 117310, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7310
Phone: 352-372-7264 (home);
352-392-6650, ext. 259(office)
Fax: Department of English, 352-392-0860
B.A. in English with High Honors, Rutgers University, 1965
M.A. in English, University of California, Berkeley, 1967;
Ph.D. in English, University of California, Berkeley, 1973
(Dissertation: "An American Dreamer: A Psychoanalytic
Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer." Dissertation
Director: Professor Frederick Crews.)
Administrative Experience: Associate Director, Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts (IPSA), 1985-93; Director, IPSA, 1993-present. I chair the Literature and Psychology section of the Department of English, organized monthly dinner-discussion meetings of the Group for the Application of Psychology (GAP) (1985-2002), arrange for local speakers and visiting speakers, and organize the Annual International Conference on Literature and Psychology.
Conference Organizing Committees: UF Comparative Drama Conference, 1986-92; IPSA Conference on Literature and Psychology, 1989, 1994; Annual International Conference on Literature and Psychology, 1989-2005 (conferences in Pecs, Hungary; Urbino, Italy; London, England; Lisbon, Portugal; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Sandbjerg, Denmark; Freiburg, Germany; Waltham, Mass.; Las Navas del Marques, Spain; St. Petersburg, Russia; Urbino, Italy; Bialystok, Poland; Nicosia, Cyprus; Arezzo, Italy; Greenwich, England; Arles, France; Cordoba, Spain).
Chairman, Psychology and Literature Discussion Circle, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 1984 (elected); Chairman, Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion Circle, SAMLA, 1986 (elected).
Delegate Assembly, MLA, 1994-96 (delegate for Psychological Approaches to Literature Division).
Co-editor, Studies in American Jewish Literature (since 2004). Editorial Boards: Science-Fiction Studies (Consultant since 1983 on science-fiction film); UF Comparative Literature Conference Papers (screened papers for annual volumes, 1986-92); IPSA Abstracts and Bibliography in Literature and Psychology, Nos. 1-11 (1986-96); Journal for the Psychoananalysis of Culture and Society (since 1996); Psyart: A Hyperlink Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts (1997). Editor: United Faculty of Florida Faculty Voice (newsletter), 1994-95.
Consultant Reader: for papers for South Atlantic Review (1989, 1992, 1995), PMLA (1989, 1991, 1999), Shofar (1992), and College English (1993), and for book-length manuscripts for Greenwood Press (1991), Mayfield Press (1993), University of Wisconsin Press (2002, 2003), Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (2002), and Wayne State University Press (2003).
Outside reviewer for promotion to professor at Indiana University/Purdue University, 1996.
International Activities: UF Task Force on Student Exchange Programs, 1988-89; UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences International Studies Abroad Advisory Committee, 1989-95; UF Committee on Study Abroad Programs and Student Exchanges, 1991-93; Academic Advisor, UF-Hungary Exchange Program, 1989-91; Contributor to Proceedings: Excellence in International Education (UF, 1989); Selection Committee for Study Abroad Scholarships (1998). Selection Committee for Fulbright Fellowships (UF, 1998, 1999); Host Advisor, International Research and Exchanges Board Regional Scholar Exchange Program (1998); Peer Review Committee, Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program (1999-2000); Taught course on "Rome in American Literature," UF CLAS program in Rome, Summer A 2001.
UF Phi Beta Kappa Awards Selection Committee (1997-2001); UF Phi Beta Kappa Historian (since 2003).
Trustee and Faculty Adviser, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, UF (since 1996).
Faculty Adviser, CLASSC (student council)(2004).
Member: Jewish Studies Center, UF; Modern Language Association; Science Fiction Research Association; Saul Bellow Society; Norman Mailer Society; Philip Roth Society; American Literature Association; Jewish American Literature Association.
HONORS AND AWARDS
B.A. with High Honors, Rutgers University, 1965
Phi Beta Kappa, Rutgers, 1965
New York State Regents Teaching Fellowship, 1967-69
Fulbright Junior Lecturer in American Literature, Spain, 1973-75
Fulbright Junior Lecturer in American Literature, Portugal, 1979
Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Literature, Yugoslavia, 1984-85
University of Florida Humanities Faculty Research Award, Summer 1980
University of Florida Division of Sponsored Research Award, Summer 1993
Nominated for CLAS Teaching Award, 2003.
Teaching Assistant, Freshman Composition, University of
California, Berkeley, 1968-70.
Fulbright Junior Lecturer in American Literature, University of
Barcelona, University of Valencia, Spain, 1973-75.
Assistant Professor of English, University of Florida, 1975- 80.
Fulbright Junior Lecturer in American Literature, University of
Oporto, Portugal, 1979.
Associate Professor of English, University of Florida, 1980-
present. Doctoral Research Faculty: able to direct M.A.
theses and Ph.D. dissertations.
Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Literature, University of
Niš, Yugoslavia, 1984-85.
Pro Cultura Visiting Professor in American Literature, Janus
Pannonius University, Pécs, Hungary, October 1995
Visiting Professor in Jewish-American Literature, Centro de
Estudios Norteamericanos, University of Alcalá de Henares,
Spain, November 1-9,1995
Visiting Lecturer in Psychology and Film, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisbon, Portugal, April 10-13,1995
Visiting Professor in American Literature, Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, May 1997
COURSES TAUGHT: UNDERGRADUATE
Expository Writing; Writing About Literature; Introduction to Fiction; Introduction to Drama; British Drama; British Novel; American Literature: Puritans to Whitman; American Literature: Crane to Present; American Fiction: 1900 to WW II; American Fiction Since WW II; American Fiction: Mark Twain to Present; American Literature Since WW II; The Beat Generation; Development of Jewish-American Fiction; Norman Mailer; Saul Bellow; Philip Roth; Mark Twain; Science Fiction; Understanding Film; History of Film; Family in American Film; Sincere Fictions of the White Self in American Cinema; Rome in American Literature.
COURSES TAUGHT: GRADUATE
Literature and Psychology; Development of Jewish-American Fiction; American Fiction Since WW II; Realism in American Fiction Since WW II; American Fiction of the 1950s; American Fiction of the 1960s; American Science Fiction Literature and Film.
ACADEMIC SERVICE (University of Florida, Department of English)
English Department Committees: Critical Forum, Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies, Course Load, Tenure and Promotion (elected), Appointments, Merit Pay (elected), Plateau Evaluation, Lectures Committee, Translation Exam (Spanish-English), General Education, Teaching Assistant Evaluation, Committee to Evaluate Discretionary Pay (elected), Group for the Application of Psychology. Also served as Commencement Marshall, Graduate Examiner, Reader for M.A. exams. Directed five M.A. theses and two Ph.D. dissertations, served on 15 other dissertation committees and nine thesis committees.
1. An American Dreamer: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer (Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/Associated University Presses, 1980).
2. Co-editor, with Peter L. Rudnytsky, Psychoanalyses/Feminisms (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000).
3. Co-author, with Hernán Vera, Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).
1. "Jaggers and the Moral Scheme of Great Expectations," The Dickensian 65.1 (January 1969), 3-11.
2. "The Naked and the Dead: The Triumph of Impotence," Literature and Psychology 19. 3-4 (1969): 3-13.
3. Substantial portions of "The Naked and the Dead: The Triumph of Impotence," reprinted in Norman Kiell, Varieties of Sexual Experience (NY: International Universities Press, 1976): pp. 61-62, 135-38, 438.
3. "Why Are We in Vietnam?: Deep in the Bowels of Texas," Literature and Psychology 24.2 (1974): 55-65.
4. "Speak Out Against the Madness: The New American Novel of the Absurd," Filología Moderna (University of Madrid, Spain) 15 (June 1975): 392-43.
5. "The Modern Dream Vision: Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams and Mailer's An American Dream," Literature and Psychology 28.3 (1977): 100-105.
6. "Star Wars: A Myth for Our Time," Literature/Film Quarterly 6 (1978): 314-26.
7. "Star Wars: A Myth for Our Time," translated into Swedish as "Stjarnornas Krig: En Myt for Var Tid," Filmhaftet (Stockholm) 3:4 (1980): 93-104.
8. "Star Wars: A Myth for Our Time," reprinted, slightly revised, in Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth, and Ideology in Popular American Film, ed. Joel W. Martin and Conrad E. Ostwalt Jr. (Boulder, Co.: Westview Press, 1995): pp. 73-82.
9. "Star Wars: A Myth for Our Time," reprinted, abbreviated online version, online by The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, in a Star Wars exhibition:
10. "'Pushy Jew': Leventhal in The Victim," Modern Fiction Studies 25 (Saul Bellow Issue: Spring 1979): 129-38.
11. "Close Encounters: The Gospel According to Steven Spielberg," Selected Proceedings of the Science Fiction Research Association 1978 National Conference, ed. Thomas J. Remington (Cedar Falls, Iowa: University of Northern Iowa, 1979): pp. 169-77.
12. "Close Encounters: The Gospel According to Steven Spielberg," reprinted Literature/Film Quarterly 8 (1980): 156-64.
13. "The Empire Strikes Back: Monsters from the Id," Science-Fiction Studies 7 (November 1980): 313-18.
14. "Silverberg's Time Machine," Extrapolation 23.4 (1982): 345-61.
15. "Human, More or Less: Man-Machine Communion in Samuel R. Delany's Nova and Other Science-Fiction Stories," The Mechanical God: Machines in Science Fiction, ed. Thom Gunn and Richard Erlich (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1982): pp. 193-202.
16. "E.T. as Fairy Tale," Science-Fiction Studies 10.3 (1983): 293-305.
17. "Return of the Jedi: The End of the Myth," Film Criticism 8.2 (1984): 45-54.
18. "Norman Mailer" Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 28: Twentieth-Century American-Jewish Writers, ed. Daniel Walden (Detroit: Gale, 1984): pp. 154-66.
19. "Shakespeare's The Tempest and Yeats' 'Sailing to Byzantium' in Seize the Day," Saul Bellow Journal 4.1 (1985): 45-51.
20. "The Triumph of the Therapeutic in The End of the Road," Delta 21 (Université Paul Valery, Montpellier, France), (John Barth Issue: October 1985): 31-41.
21. "Teaching the Varieties of American English Through American Literature," Yugoslav English Language Teaching Review 8 (December 1985): 17-22.
22. "Ursula Le Guin," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 52: American Writers for Children Since 1960: Fiction, ed. Glenn E. Estes (Detroit: Gale, 1986): pp. 233-41.
23. "Fiction as Revenge: The Novels of Jerzy Kosinski," Third Force Psychology and the Study of Literature, ed. Bernard J. Paris (Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson, 1986): pp. 280-90.
24. "The Power of the Force: Sex in the Star Wars Trilogy," Eros in the Mind's Eye: Sexuality and the Fantastic in Art and Film, ed. Donald Palumbo (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1986): pp. 193-207.
25. "Steven Spielberg's Career," Metaphores 12-13 (Universite de Nice, France, 1986): 175-82.
26. "Back to the Future: Oedipus as Time Traveller," Science-Fiction Studies 14 (1987): 372-85.
27. "Back to the Future: Oedipus as Time Traveller," reprinted Liquid Metal: The Science Fiction Film Reader, ed. Sean Redmond (London: Wallflower Press, 2004): 116-25.
28. "The Hero as Sucker in Saul Bellow's Early Fiction," Saul Bellow Journal 6.2 (1987): 47-63.
29. "Duel: Paranoid Style," Compromise Formations: Current Directions in Psychoanalytic Criticism, ed. Vera J. Camden (Kent, OH: Kent State, 1989): pp. 199-213.
30. "Science-Fiction and Fantasy Film Criticism: The Case of Lucas and Spielberg," Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 2.2 (1989): 81-94.
31. "Trouble in River City, or Lacan's 'The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious,'" Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1991): pp. 11-18.
32. "Trouble in River City, or Lacan's 'The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious,'" reprinted, slightly revised, in Psyart: A Hyperlink Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts, August 1997: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/ipsa/journal/articles/gordon01.htm
33. "Raiders of the Lost Ark: Totem and Taboo," Extrapolation 32.3 (1991): 257-67.
34. "Empire of the Sun: A Boy's Dream of War," Literature/Film Quarterly 19.4 (1991): 210-21.
35. "Empire of the Sun: A Boy's Dream of War," reprinted in The Films of Steven Spielberg: Critical Essays, ed. Charles L.P. Silet (Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2002): 109-26.
36. "The Ancient Mariner, and Other Encounters with Saul Bellow," Saul Bellow Journal 10.1 (1991): 57-66.
37. "Acting and Authenticity in the Novels of Saul Bellow," in Saul Bellow: A Mosaic, ed. L.H. Goldman, Gloria Cronin, Ada Aharoni (NY: Peter Lang, 1992): pp. 139-58.
38. "Poltergeist: Divorce American Style," Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1992): pp. 175-82.
39. "You'll Never Get Out of Bedford Falls: The Inescapable Family in American Science Fiction and Fantasy Films," Journal of Popular Film and Television 20.2 (1992): 2-8.
40. "Smoking Dope with Thomas Pynchon: A Sixties Memoir," The Vineland Papers: Critical Takes on Pynchon's Novel, ed. Geoffrey Green, Donald J. Greiner, and Larry McCaffery (Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1994), pp. 167-78.
41. "Smoking Dope with Thomas Pynchon: A Sixties Memoir," reprinted, The Portable Sixties Reader, ed. Ann Charters (NY: Viking, 2003), pp. 228-38.
42. "Cynthia Ozick's 'The Shawl' and the Transitional Object," Literature and Psychology 40.1-2 (1994): 1-9.
43. "Cynthia Ozick's 'The Shawl' and the Transitional Object," translated into French as "L'objet transitionnel et la nouvelle de Cynthia Ozick 'Le Chale,'" Gradiva 4.1 (2001): 43-51.
44. "The Risky Business of Being Home Alone: Home and the Superego," (co-authored with Hernán Vera),Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1994): pp. 241-52.
45. "It's Not Such a Wonderful Life: The Neurotic George Bailey," The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 54.3 (1994): 219-33.
46. "Shame in Saul Bellow's 'Something to Remember Me By,'" Saul Bellow Journal 13.1 (Winter 1995): 52-63.
47. "Close Encounters: Unidentified Flying Object Relations," The Psychoanalytic Review 82.5(October 1995): 741-57.
48. "Superior Intellect?: Sincere Fictions of the White Self,"
(co-authored with Hernán Vera and Joe Feagin), Journal of Negro Education 64: 3 (1995): 295-306.
49. "The Beautiful American: Sincere Fictions of the White Messiah in the American Cinema," (co-authored with Hernán Vera),Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1996): pp. 189-98.
50. "The Beautiful American: Sincere Fictions of the White Messiah in the American Cinema," reprinted, substantially revised, as "The Beautiful American: Sincere Fictions of the White Messiah in Hollywood Movies." White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism. Ed. Ashley Doane and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (NY: Routledge, 2003): 113-25.
51. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Bad Medicine," Foods of the Gods: Eating and the Eaten in Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Gary Westfahl, George Slusser, and Eric S. Rabkin (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1996), 76-85.
52. "Herzog's Divorce Grief," Saul Bellow and the Struggle at the Center, ed. Eugene Hollahan (NY: AMS Press, 1996), 57-76.
53. "Les Mutinés du Bounty: Malaise dans la civilisation" (co-authored with Hernán Vera), Gradiva: Revue Européene d'Anthropolgie Littéraire 1.2 (1996): 101-23. (Translation of "Mutiny on the Bounty : Civilization and Its Discontents.")
54. "E.T. as Fairy Tale," Nursery Realms: Children in the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror,eds. Gary Westfahl and George Slusser (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press 1999), 11-27. A substantially revised and expanded version of "E.T. as Fairy Tale," Science-Fiction Studies 10.3 (1983): 293-305.
55. "Images of Miami Beach in Jewish-American Literature," Studies in American Jewish Literature 18 (1999): 52-58.
56. "Images of Miami Beach in Jewish-American Literature," excerpted in Amudim (Newsletter of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida), No. 17 (Spring 2004): 10-11, 15.
57. "The Return of the Repressed in The Bellarosa Connection," Saul Bellow Journal 16.1 (Winter 1999): 37-48.
58. "Racism as a Project: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" (co-authored with Hernán Vera), Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 2001): pp. 255-65.
59. "Sincere Fictions of the White Self in the American Cinema: The Divided White Self in Civil War Films" (co-authored with Hernán Vera), Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness, ed. Daniel Bernardi (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001): 263-80.
60. "Play It Again, Sam: Ken Grimwood's Replay and Time Travel as Reincarnation," Worlds Enough and Time: Explorations of Time in Science Fiction and Fantasy, eds. Gary Westfahl, George Slusser, and David Leiby (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002): 139-47.
61. "The Matrix: Paradigm of Post-Modernism or Intellectual Poseur?" Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in The Matrix, ed. Glenn Yeffeth (Dallas: Benbella Books, 2003): 85-102.
62. "Jewish Fathers and Sons in Spiegelman's Maus and Roth's Patrimony." 2004:
63. "Philip Roth's Patrimony and Art Spiegelman's Maus: Jewish Sons Remembering Their Fathers," (revised version of #62), Philip Roth Studies 1.1 (Spring 2005): 53-66.
64. "The Critique of Utopia in Philip Roth's The Counterlife and American Pastoral," Turning Up the Flame: Philip Roth's Later Novels, eds. Jay L. Halio and Ben Siegel (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005): 151-59.
65. "George Lucas's THX 1138: Portrait of the Artist as an Angry Young Man," Film International 15 (2005): 12-21.
1. "Richard Brautigan's Parody of Arthur Miller," Notes on Modern American Literature 6.1 (1982): Item 8.
2. "Dead Letter Offices: Joseph Heller's Something Happened and Herman Melville's 'Bartleby the Scrivener,'" Notes on Contemporary Literature 12.4 (1982): 2-4.
3. "Feeling No Pain: John Barth's The End of the Road," Notes on Modern American Literature 7.2 (1983): Item 8.
4. "Let a Thousand Fulbrights Bloom," The Fulbright Experience, 1946-1986: Encounters and Transformations, ed. Arthur P. Dudden and Russell R. Dynes (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1987): pp. 101-02.
5. "Jerzy Kosinski's Being There and the 'Oral Triad,'" Notes on Contemporary Literature 19.2 (Kosinski Issue: 1989): 3-5.
6. Introduction, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Literature and Psychoanalysis, ed. Frederico Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1991): vii-viii.
PUBLICATIONS: REVIEWS AND REVIEW-ESSAYS
1. Review of Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down by Ishmael Reed, Rolling Stone, 27 December 1969.
2. Contributor to annual annotated bibliographies of Literature and Psychology 20 and 21 (1970 and 1971).
3. Review of Existential Errands by Norman Mailer, Rolling Stone 6 July 1972.
4. Review of the novel Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed, Saturday Review, 14 October 1972: pp. 76-78.
5. Review of the novel Mumbo Jumbo, reprinted Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 2 (Detroit, Gale, 1974): pp. 368-69.
6. Review of St. George and the Godfather by Norman Mailer, Rolling Stone, 4 January 1973.
7. Review of Squaring Off: Mailer vs. Baldwin by W.J. Weatherby, The New Republic, 18 June 1977: pp. 36-37.
8. Review of the film Flash Gordon, Film Criticism 5.3 (1981): 53-55.
9. Review of The Limits of Infinity: The American Science Fiction Film by Vivian Sobchack and Science Fiction: Studies in Film by Frederik Pohl and Frederik Pohl IV, Science-Fiction Studies 9 (1982): 93-95.
10. Review of The Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Handbook by Alan Frank, Science-Fiction Studies 11 (1984): 97.
11. Review of Shadows of the Magic Lamp: Fantasy and Science Fiction in Film, ed. George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin, Science-Fiction Studies 13 (1986): 89-92.
12. Review of Screening Space by Vivian Sobchack, Science-Fiction Studies 14 (1987): 386-91.
13. Review of The Critic Agonistes: Psychology, Myth, and the Art of Fiction by Daniel Weiss, Review 9 (1987): 283-93.
14. Review of After the Revolution: Studies in the Contemporary Jewish-American Imagination by Mark Shechner, Review 10 (1988): 251-65.
15. Review of Keep Watching the Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, Vols. I & II, by Bill Warren, Science-Fiction Studies 17 (1990): 273-76.
16. Review of the novel A Theft, Saul Bellow Journal 9.1 (1990): 79-83.
17. Review of the novel A Theft, reprinted in The Critical Response to Saul Bellow, ed. Gerhard Bach (Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1995), 314-17.
18. Review of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Rutgers Films in Print Series), ed. Al LaValley, Science-Fiction Studies 18 (1991): 282-85.
19. Review of The Aesthetics of Ambivalence: Rethinking Science Fiction Film in the Age of Electronic (Re)Production by Brooks Landon, Science-Fiction Studies 20 (1993): 121-23.
20. Review of Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction by Scott Bukatman, Science-Fiction Studies 20 (1993): 444-48.
21. Review of Science Fiction for Young Readers ed. C. W. Sullivan III, Children's Literature 24 (1996): 221-25.
22. Review of Family Plots: The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture by Dana Heller, Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, 1997): 191-94.
23. Review of Rational Fears: American Horror in the 1950s by Mark Jancovich, Science-Fiction Studies 27(2000): 162-66.
24. Review of Apocalypse Movies: End of the World Cinema by Kim Newman, Science Fiction Research Association Review 244 (2000): 14-15.
25. Review of Alien Zone II: The Spaces of Science-Fiction Cinema, ed. Annette Kuhn, Science Fiction Research Association Review 246 (2000): 16.
26. Review of Stephanie Schwam, The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey and of Leonard F. Wheat, Kubrick's 2001: A Triple Allegory, Science Fiction Research Association Review 249 (Dec. 2000): 12-13.
27. Review of Chris Gregory, Star Trek: Parallel Narratives. Science-Fiction Studies 28 (2001): 144-45.
28. Review of the novel Oy, Pioneer by Marleen S. Barr, Science Fiction Research Association Review 267 (Jan/Feb/Mar 2004): 18.
29. Review of No Cure for the Future: Disease and Medicine in Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Gary Westfahl and George Slusser. Utopian Studies 14.2 (2003): 227-29.
30. Review of Key Texts in Jewish American Culture, ed. Jack Kugelmass, American Jewish History 92.1 (March 2004): 135-38.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Empire of Dreams: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of Steven Spielberg.
CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PAPERS
American Literature Association, Long Beach, CA (2002) Cambridge, MA (2003); San Francisco (2004)
American Literature Association Conference on Jewish-American Literature and Holocaust Studies, Delray Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL(six times)
American Sociological Association, New York City
Casa de America, Madrid, Spain
Colloquium on Modern Literature and Film, W. Va. U.
Comics Conference, UF
Comparative Drama Conference, UF
Comparative Literature and Film Conference, Fl. State U Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. (many times)
East European Institute for Psychoanalysis, St. Petersburg, Russia
Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy, U of Ca., Riverside (three times)
English Teachers Conference, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
English Teachers Conference, Celje, Yugoslavia
English Teachers Conference, Niš, Yugoslavia
English Teachers Conference, Split, Yugoslavia
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, Bilbao, Spain
Film and History Conference, Kansas City, Mo. (2002); Dallas, TX (2004).
Fulbright Alumni Association Conference, U. of Ca., Berkeley
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Psychology, Budapest, Hungary
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisbon, Portugal
International Conference on Literature and Psychology: Montpellier, France (1984); Aix-en-Provence, France (1986); Kent State U., Ohio (1987); Kirchberg, Austria (1988); Pecs, Hungary (1989); Urbino, Italy (1990); London, England (1991); Lisbon, Portugal (1992); Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1993); Sandbjerg, Denmark (1994); U. of Freiburg, Germany (1995); Bentley College, Waltham, MA (1996); Las Navas del Marques, Spain (1997); St. Petersburg, Russia (1998); Urbino, Italy (1999); U. of Bialystok, Poland (2000); Nicosia, Cyprus (2001); U. of Siena at Arezzo,Italy (2002); U of Greenwich, England, (2003); Arles, France (2004); U, of Cordoba, Spain (2005)
IPSA Conference in Literature and Psychology, UF (1989 and 1994)
Janus Pannonius University, Pecs, Hungary
Jozsef Attila University, Szeged, Hungary
Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary
Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Modern Language Association Conference (twice)
Popular Culture Association Conference
Popular Culture Association of the South Conference (many times)
Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine Conference, UF
Saul Bellow International Conference, U. of Haifa, Israel
Science Fiction Research Association Conference (many times)
Second International Conference on Science Fiction, Université de Nice, France
Seminar on the Contemporary United States, UF (twice)
Society for Literature and Science, UF
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (many times)
Symposium in Literature and Psychology, SUNY Buffalo
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Universidad de Valencia, Spain
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal
Université de Paris VII
Université de Paris X (Nanterre)
University Film and Video Association Conference, Montana State U.
University of Bialystok, Poland
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Innsbruck, Austria
University of Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
University of Lund, Sweden
University of Odense, Denmark
University of Osijek, Yugoslavia
University of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Utopian Studies Conference, Memphis, TN
Women in Film Conference, University of Oklahoma
Alachua County Library, Gainesville, Fl
American Civilization Seminar, UF (three times)
Central Florida Community College, Ocala, FL
"Connor Calling," interview on WUFT-FM, Gainesville, Fl (two times)
DeGroodt Library, Palm Bay, FL (sponsored by Florida Humanities Council)
Group for the Application of Psychology, UF (many times)
Hadassah, Boynton Beach, FL (sponsored by Florida Humanities Council)
Hippodrome State Theatre, Gainesville, FL (two times)
Men's Club, B'nai Israel Synagogue, Gainesville
Naturalization Ceremony, Federal Courthouse, Gainesville, FL
Panel on the film Jurassic Park, UF
Player's Theatre, Sarasota, FL
"Recess," radio talk on WUFT-FM, 2004
Science Fiction Society, UF
Unitarian Church of Gainesville
CONFERENCE SESSIONS CHAIRED
American Literature Association, Cambridge, MA
American Literature Association Conference on Jewish-American Literature, Boca Raton, FL
Comparative Drama Conference, UF
Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
International Conference in Literature and Psychology (many times)
IPSA Conference in Literature and Psychology, UF
Popular Culture Association of the South Conference
Science Fiction Research Association Conference
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
Modern Language Association
Narrative Conference, UF