Terry Harpold

Gainesville , FL
United States
Florida US
United States
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from the author's website: Terry Harpold (PhD, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania) is Associate Professor of English, Film, and Media Studies at the University of Florida. His research interests and teaching include narrative and material operations of digital and print media; psychoanalytic theory; comics studies; science and literature; and science fiction and the scientific romance. Nominated in 2002 and 2005 for an award for teaching excellence in the UF College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, he was a winner of the award in 2007.

His book Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2008. Recent essays and reviews by Professor Harpold have appeared in journals such as Bulletin de la Société Jules Verne, Game Studies, ImageTexT, IRIS, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Revue Jules Verne, Science Fiction Studies, South Atlantic Review, and Verniana; and in edited collections such as Prepare for Pictopia! (Pictoplasma Publishing, 2009), Playing the Past: History and Nostalgia in Video Games (Vanderbilt University Press, 2008) and The Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (Routledge, 2005). He is a member of the editorial boards of Game Studies, ImageTexT and Postmodern Culture, a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Verniana: Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne, and a Trustee of the Board of Directors of the North American Jules Verne Society. For 2010–11, he is a Chair of the international jury for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards.

His articles in press include an application of Jacques Lacan’s Four Discourses to methods of research and teaching in the digital field; comics and film adaptations of John Wyndham’s 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids; entries for When Worlds Collide: The Critical Companion to Science Fiction Film Adaptations (eds. Peter Wright and Sue Short, Liverpool University Press, 2011), on Joseph Sargent’s Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), and Karel Zeman’s Deadly Invention (Vynález zkázy, 1958); and “Where is Verne’s Mars?” for Chronicling Mars: Stories and Histories of A World Next Door (eds. Howard Hendrix, Eric S. Rabkin, and George E. Slusser, McFarland & Co., 2011.)

His current article projects include studies of: aeronautic horror fiction of the first decades of heavier-than-air flight (Doyle, Renard, Verne, Wells, and others); the critical reception of Jules Verne in Britain and the United States in the early 20th century; and the method of a polyserial reading apparatus devised by Orville W. Owen, a late 19th century American Baconian.

He is also working on four long-form projects: a special sequence of Verniana collecting papers presented at the 2009 Eaton Science Fiction Conference (with coeditors Arthur B. Evans, Rob Latham, and George Slusser); Collectionner l’Extraordinaire, sonder l’Ailleurs. Essais sur Jules Verne en l’honneur de Jean-Michel Margot (with coeditors Daniel Compère and Volker Dehs); Des leçons d’abîme, on intertextual “relays” in the fiction of Jules Verne; and Aren’t Apricots Peaches?, on the “hysterical science” of Charles Hoy Fort, an early 20th-century chronicler of occult phenomena.

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Digital Arts and Culture 1999 Conference Atlanta 28.10.1999 Conference
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