Curriculum Vitae of H. Bruce Franklin

Department of English                 973-353-5444(O)

Rutgers University hbf@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Newark, NJ 07102                       http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~hbf

Books

Articles

Presentations

Born in Brooklyn, NY, February 28, 1934. Married. Three children. 

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1955. 

Doctor of Philosophy, English and American Literature, Stanford University,   1961. 

Certificate in Environmental Horticulture, College of San Mateo, California, 1974. 

Experience

1987- : John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies, Rutgers--The State University, Newark, New Jersey. 

1980-1987 Professor II (Distinguished Professor) of English, Rutgers University. 

1975-1980 Professor of English, Rutgers University. 

1974-1975 (second semester): Visiting Lecturer in American Studies, Graduate School, Yale UniversityVisiting Associate Professor of English, Wesleyan University, Connecticut. 

1965-1972: Associate Professor of English and American Literature, Stanford University

1971: Lecturer, Venceremos College, Redwood City, California

1967: Lecturer, Free University of Paris, France

1964-1965: Assistant Professor of English and American Literature, The Johns Hopkins University. . 
1961-1964: Assistant Professor of English and American Literature, Stanford University

1963-1964: Lecturer, Department of Adult Education, San Jose, California

1956-1959: Navigator and intelligence officer, Strategic Air Command, United States Air Force. (Resigned commission as Captain, USAF Reserve, in protest against Vietnam War, 1966.) 

1955-1956: Tugboat deckhand and mate, Pennsylvania RR Marine Department, Pier 'H,' Jersey City, New Jersey. 

1954: Foreman, shipping department, Carb Manufacturing Company, Brooklyn, NY

1953: Upholsterer, Carb Manufacturing Company. 

1951 and 1952: Batch worker, Mayfair Photofinishing Company, Brooklyn, NY

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards (Selected)

Stanford Wilson Fellow, 1960-1961. 

Grant-in-aid, American Council of Learned Societies, 1967. 

Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies, 1968-1969. 

Fellow, The Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University, 1974. 

Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, 1975-1976. 

The Alexander Cappon Prize for the Essay, 1978. 

The Teacher of the Year Award, Alumni Association, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University, 1981. 

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at Rutgers University, 1981. 

The Eaton Award of 1981 (for Robert A. Heinlein: America as Science Fiction). 

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, 1982. 

The Pilgrim Award of 1983 (for Distinguished Lifetime Scholarship). 

Merit Awards for Teaching and Scholarship, Rutgers University, 1979; 1984; 1985; 1986; 1989; 1991; 1993; 1995; 1997; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2005; 2006; 2007.

William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, Grant, 1987. 

Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research at Rutgers University, 1990. 

Distinguished Scholar Award, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 1990. 

Pioneer Award of 1991 (Science Fiction Research Association's award for best essay of the year: for "The Vietnam War as American Science Fiction and Fantasy").

Provost's Distinguished Research Award, 2007.

George Fox Award, Brooklyn Friends School, 2007.

The Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for Lifetime Achievement in American Studies, 2008.

“One Community, One Book,” Wellfleet, MA, 2009.

Publications

BOOKS (Including Collections and Editions)

THE WAKE OF THE GODS: MELVILLE'S MYTHOLOGY. Stanford University Press, 1963. xii+240 pages. Second (revised) edition and paperback edition, 1966. Third (revised) edition, 1983.

FUTURE PERFECT: AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 19TH CENTURY. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1966. xiii+401 pages. Second (revised) edition, 1968. Paperback edition (Galaxy Books, Oxford University Press), 1968. Expanded and revised edition (hardback and paperback), Oxford University Press, 1978. xiii+404 pages. 4th edition, expanded and revised, Rutgers University Press, 1995. 400 pages.

HERMAN MELVILLE'S MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER (edition). New York: G. P. Putnam's, Capricorn Books, 1964. xv+581 pages. 

THE SCARLET LETTER, TOGETHER WITH MAIN STREET, ETHAN BRAND, AND HAWTHORNE'S PUBLISHED CRITICAL WRITINGS, compiled, edited, with critical introduction. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1967. xxxiv+355 pages. 

HERMAN MELVILLE'S THE CONFIDENCE-MAN: HIS MASQUERADE. Annotated edition with critical introduction. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967. xxxiv+355 pages. Revised edition with Preface by Daniel Handler.  Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2007.  xxxiii+355 pages.

WHO SHOULD RUN THE UNIVERSITIES? John A. Howard, President of Rockford College, co-author. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1969. v+243 pages. 

FROM THE MOVEMENT: TOWARD REVOLUTION. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971. (Historical essays and collection of primary documents.) xv+170 pages. 

THE ESSENTIAL STALIN: MAJOR THEORETICAL WRITINGS, 1905-1952. New York: Doubleday, Anchor Books, 1972. London: Croom-Helms, 1973. (Collection, with historical introduction.) viii+511 pages. 

BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM. New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1975. xviii+219 pages. 

THE VICTIM AS CRIMINAL AND ARTIST: LITERATURE FROM THE AMERICAN PRISON. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1978. xxvi+337 pages. Paperback (revised and expanded) edition published as PRISON LITERATURE IN AMERICA: THE VICTIM AS CRIMINAL AND ARTIST. Westport, CT: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1982. xxx+303 pages. [Annotated bibliography published as companion volume.] Third edition, revised and expanded, including "Annotated Bibliography of Literature by American Prisoners, 1798-1988," New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. xxxvi+341 pages. 

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN: AMERICA AS SCIENCE FICTION. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1980. xvi+232 pages. 

AMERICAN PRISONERS AND EX-PRISONERS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY  OF THEIR WRITINGS, 1798-1981. Westport, CT: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1982. ix+53 pages. 

COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT. (Collection of science fiction about nuclear weapons, with historical introduction and biographical, critical, and bibliographic materials.) New York: Daw Books, New American Library, 1984. 287 pages. 

VIETNAM AND AMERICA: A DOCUMENTED HISTORY. Co-edited with historical introductions and notes co-authored with Marvin E. Gettleman, Jane M. Franklin, and Marilyn Young. New York: Grove Press, 1985; 1988. xvi+524 pages. Revised and expanded edition, New York: Grove/Atlantic, 1995. xv+560 pages.

WAR STARS: THE SUPERWEAPON AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. x+256 pages.  Paperback edition, 1990.  Revised and expanded edition, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2008. xii+280 pages.  [WAR STARS: GUERRA, CIENCIA FICCIÓN Y HEGEMONÍA IMPERIAL. (Spanish edition.)  Translated by Mario Iribarren. Introduction by Andrés Criscaut.  Buenos Aires: Final Abierto, 2011. 462 pages.]  [Japanese edition, Translated by Nobuo Kamioka (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten,  2011.]

M.I.A. OR MYTHMAKING IN AMERICA. New York: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1992. xiii+225 pages. Expanded edition (paperback), New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 1993. xvii+252 pages.

THE VIETNAM WAR IN AMERICAN STORIES, SONGS, AND POEMS. (Collection.) Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1996. xii+347 pages.

PRISON WRITING IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA. (Anthology.) New York: Penguin Books, 1998. xviii+366 pages.

VIETNAM AND OTHER AMERICAN FANTASIES.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press,  2000.  x1v+256 pages.  Paperback, 2001. [Spanish edition: VIETNAM Y LAS FANTASIAS NORTEAMERICANAS. Translated by Mario Iribarren. Introduction by Pablo PozziBuenos Aires: Final Abierto, 2008.  382 pages.  2nd Edition, Introduction by Eduardo Grüner. Buenos Aires: Final Abierto, 2012.  374 pages]

THE MOST IMPORTANT FISH IN THE SEA: MENHADEN AND AMERICAWashington, D.C.: Island Press, 2007.  vii+268 pages. Audible Book, 2007.  Paperback, 2008.
 

ARTICLES, CHAPTERS IN BOOKS, REVIEWS, INTRODUCTIONS, FILM SCRIPTS

"Hamlet on the Waterfront," Guatemala Herald, September 1955. 

"The Trial Scene of Webster's The White Devil Examined in Terms of Renaissance Rhetoric," Studies in English Literature, 1 (Spring 1961), 35-51. 

"`Apparent Symbol of Despotic Command': Melville's Benito Cereno," New England Quarterly, 34 (December 1961), 462-477. 

"Redburn's Wicked End," Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 20 (September 1965), 190-194. 

"Science Fiction as an Index to Popular Attitudes toward Science," Extrapolation, 6 (May 1965), 23-31. 

(Benito Cereno chapter of The Wake of the Gods reprinted with revisions in Melville's Benito Cereno: A Text for Guided Research, edited by John P. Runden, New York: D.C. Heath, 1965, pp. 105-117.)

(Chapter 8 of The Wake of the Gods reprinted in Thomas J. Rountree, Critics on Melville, Coral Gables, Florida: University of Miami Press, 1972.) 

"Hawthorne and Science Fiction," The Centennial Review of Arts and Sciences, 10 (Winter 1966), 112-130. 

"How We Started Our War against North Vietnam," Sequoia (Spring 1966), 4-12. 

"Fictions of the Future," Stanford Today (Summer 1966). With subtitle, "The Politics of Literary Prophecy," as condensation in Current (December 1966). Revised, in THE FUTURIST, 4 (February 1970), 26-28. 

"The Island Worlds of Darwin and Melville," The Centennial Review of Arts and Sciences, 11 (Summer 1967), 353-370. 

"Lenin, Youth, and Revolution," Progressive Labor, 6 (November- December, 1967), 111-113. 

English narrative for U.S. sequence and English translation of French narrative for Vietnamese sequence, Loin du Viet Nam, film by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Roger Pic, William Klein, Chris Marker, et al., Paris, 1967. 

"Fictions of Science," Southern Review, 12 (Autumn 1967), 1036- 1049. 

"Science Fiction," The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago, 1969. 

"J. G. Ballard's Subliminal Man," in The Mirror of Infinity (New York: Harper and Row, 1970), 237-242. In Perennial Library, paperback edition, 220-225. Reprinted in SF: The Other Side of Realism (Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1971), 199-203. 

"Science Fiction: The New Mythology," with Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, and Darko Suvin (MLA Forum, 1968), transcribed in Extrapolation, 10 (May 1969), 69-115. 

("Moby-Dick: An Egyptian Myth" from The Wake of the Gods reprinted in Studies in Moby-Dick, Edited by Howard P. Vincent, Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill, 1969, 130-136.) 

"Howard Philips Lovecraft," Encyclopedia Americana, 1971.

"The Teaching of Literature in the Highest Academies of the Empire," The Politics of Literature (New York: Random House, Pantheon Books, 1972 and Vintage Books, 1973), 101-129. Earlier version in College English, 31 (March 1970), 548-557. Reprinted in 100 Flowers, 1 (Spring 1971), 47-52. Also in University Review, #21 (1971), 29-32. 

"On Hearing from Some Professors of the American Empire," College English, 32 (November 1970), 219-225. Reprinted in The Politics of Literature

("Bartleby" chapter of The Wake of the Gods reprinted in A Casebook for Research, New York: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Co., 1973.) 

(Billy Budd chapter of The Wake of the Gods reprinted in edited form in Studies in Billy Budd, Edited by Haskell S. Springer, Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill, 1970, 118-130.) 

(Section of Pierre chapter of The Wake of the Gods reprinted in Studies in Pierre, Edited by Ralph Willett, Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill, 1971, 88-92.) 

"The Lumpenproletariat and the Revolutionary Youth Movement," Monthly Review, 21 (January, 1970), 10-25. 

"The Sky Is Falling," Saturday Review: The Arts, 55 (July 15, 1972), 42-45. (Published under the title "Chic Bleak in Fantasy Fiction.") 

"On Hearing from Some More Professors of the U.S. Empire," College English, 34 (January 1973), 580-582. 

"Where All Freedoms but Stanford's Are Academic" (entitled by Change "The Real Issues in My Case"), Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 4 (June 1972), front cover and pp. 31-39. 

"Change, Science Fiction, and Marxism: Open or Closed Universes?," Science-Fiction Studies, 2 (Part 2, 1973), 90-92. (Reprinted in Science-Fiction Studies: Selected Articles [Boston: Gregg Press, 1976].) 

"Wie man Literatur auf den Hohen Schuler des Weltreiches lehrt," Zeitschrift fur literaturwissenschaft und linguistik, 9/10 (1973), Frankfurt, Germany, 142-156. (Translation of "The Teaching of Literature in the Highest Academies of the Empire.") 

Review of Less Than a Score, But a Point: Poems by T. J. Reddy,University Review (New York), #41 (December 1974), 29-30. 

"Future Shocks," Book World, The Washington Post, April 20, 1975.

"The Tarry Hand of Herman Melville," in Weapons of Criticism. San Francisco: Ramparts Press, 1976, 287-309. 

"Why Not Teach the Humanities to Adult Basic Education Students," in Why Teach the Humanities to Adult Basic Education Students. Kansas City, Missouri: Center for Resource Development in Adult Education, 1975, 7-22. 

"`A' Is for Afro-American: A Primer on American Literature," Minnesota Review, n.s. 5 (Fall 1975), 53-64. 

Review essay on Edward Grejda, The Common Continent of Men: Racial Equality in the Writings of Herman Melville; Charles Nnolim, Melville's "Benito Cereno"; Pearl Chester Solomon, Dickens and Melville in Their Time; Paul-Gerhard Buchloh and Hartmut Krüger, Herman Melville; Merton Sealts, Jr., The Early Lives of Melville, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 30 (March 1976), 547-553. 

"Crime and Punishment: A Literary Memoir," Book World, The Washington Post, May 2, 1976. 

"Malcolm Braly: Novelist of the American Prison," Contemporary Literature, 18 (Spring 1977), 217-240. 

"Animal Farm Unbound; Or, What the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Reveals about American Literature," New Letters, 43 (Spring 1977), 25-46. 

"The Literature of the American Prison," Massachusetts Review, 18 (Spring 1977), 50-78. 

"What Are We To Make of J. G. Ballard's Apocalypse?," Voices for the Future, Volume II. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Press, 1979, pp. 82-105. 

"Literature from Prisons," New York Times (Op-Ed), February 11, 1978.

"Herman Melville--Kunstler der Arbeiterwelt," Amerikanische literaturkritik im engagement. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1978, pp. 161-184. (Translation of "The Tarry Hand of Herman Melville.")

"America's Convict Writers--Talent, Torment and Rage," Parade, May 7, 1978. 

"Songs of an Imprisoned People," (revised from The Victim As Criminal and Artist), Melus; Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-ethnic Literature of the United States, Summer, 1979, pp. 6-22. 
 

"Science Fiction before Gernsback," Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction, edited by Damon Knight. New York: Harper & Row, 1977, pp. 96-99. (Revised from Future Perfect.) 

"Nathaniel Hawthorne," The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. London: Roxby Press, 1979. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1979. 

"Jack London," The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

"Fitz-James O'Brien," The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

"Rehabilitating Prison Education," Change: The Magazine of Learning, 11 (November-December, 1979), pp. 18-21. 

"English as an Institution: The Role of Class," English Literature--Opening Up the Canon: Selected Papers From the English Institute, 1979. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981, pp. 92-106. 

Introduction to Poems in One/Part Harmony by T. J. Reddy. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Carolina Wren Press, 1980. 

“The Victim as Criminal and Artist,” inside/out: Prose and Poetry from America’s Prisons, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 1981), 1, 12, 13.

Introduction to The Iron Heel by Jack London. Westport, CT: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1981. 

Review of War in Melville's Imagination by Joyce Sparer Adler, The Minnesota Review, Fall, 1981, pp. 147-150.

"America First," New Boston Review, 6 (December, 1981), pp. 8-12. 

"Weapons in Space," Beyond, January, 1982, pp. 6, 7, 16.

"Debt Peonage: The Highest Form of Imperialism?", Monthly Review, 33 (March, 1982), pp. 15-31. 

"America as Science Fiction: 1939," Science-Fiction Studies, 9 (March, 1982), pp. 38-50. Also in Coordinates: Placing Science Fiction And Fantasy, Edited by George Slusser, Eric Rabkin, and Robert Scholes. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983. Pp. 70-80. 

"Teaching the Vietnam War in the 1980s," Chronicle of Higher Education, November 4, 1981. Reprinted in the Chicago Tribune, November 7, 1981. Unauthorized abridged version published in Vietnam: Anthology and Guide to a Television History, Edited by Steven Cohen. New York: Alfred E. Knopf, 1983, 1st and 2nd printings, pp. 444-447. Subsequent printings contain full authorized text. 

"Genius and Supergenius" (Review of Robert A. Heinlein, Friday), New York Times Book Review, July 4, 1982. 

"Hard Cell," The Village Voice, July 27, 1982, pp. 35-36. 

Review essay on Norman Spinrad, The Iron Dream, Frederik Pohl, Starburst, Donald Kingsbury, Courtship Rite, and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Escape Attempt, Book World, July 25, 1982. 

"On the Rewriting of History," Monthly Review, 34 (November, 1982), pp. 40-47. 

("Melville in a World of Pagan Gods," Critical Essays on Herman Melville's Typee, Edited by Milton Stern. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1982. Pp. 166-172. Slightly revised reprint from The Wake of the Gods.) 

"Unreeling the Future," American Film, 8 (March, 1983), pp. 46-49, 75-76. (Published under the title "Future Imperfect.")

"The Critical Task of Science Fiction Criticism," Science Fiction Research Association Newsletter, 115 (October 1983), pp. F-R. (Pilgrim Award Acceptance Speech.) 

"Don't Look Where We're Going: Visions of the Future in Science Fiction Films, 1970-1982," Science-Fiction Studies, X (March, 1983), pp. 70-80. Also in Shadows of the Magic Lamp, Edited by George Slusser, Eric Rabkin, and Robert Scholes. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1985. Pp. 73-85.

"From Empire to Empire: Billy Budd, Sailor," in Herman Melville: Reassessments, Edited by A. Robert Lee. London: Vision Press, 1984; New York: Barnes and Noble, 1984. Pp. 199-216. 

"Don't Worry, It's Only Science Fiction," Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 8 (December, 1984), pp. 26-39. 

"A History of the Movement Against the War," Indochina Newsletter, Issue 30 (November-December, 1984), pp. 1-4. 

"Mark Twain and Science Fiction" (review essay), Science-Fiction Studies, 12 (March 1985), 88-90. 

"Orwell and the Sources of Anti-Utopia" in 1984: Orwell as Prophecy, Edited by Richard Waldron. Trenton: New Jersey State Museum, 1985, 23-37. 

Guest Editor and Introduction, Nuclear War and Science Fiction, Special Issue of Science-Fiction Studies, 13 (July 1986). 

"Strange Scenarios: Science Fiction, the Theory of Alienation, and the Nuclear Gods," Science-Fiction Studies, 13 (July 1986), 117-128. 

Review of Critique of Commodity Aesthetics by Wolfgang Fritz Haug, Criticism, 27 (Fall 1986), 480-483. 

"The Myth of the Superweapon in American Culture," News/Sun-Sentinel, March 15, 1987, pp. 1G, 3G, 6G.

"Theodore Sturgeon: 'Thunder and Roses'" in The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology. NY: Harper & Row, 1988.

("Animal Farm Unbound" [reprint] in Modern Critical Interpretations: Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, edited by Harold Bloom. New Haven: Chelsea House, 1988, 29-44.) 

Review of Nuclear Fears: A History of Images by Spencer R. Weart, Science, 240 (May 20, 1988), 1051-52. 

Review essay on The Perfect War: Technowar in Vietnam by James William Gibson, American Quarterly, 40 (Fall 1988), 422-28. 

("What Are We to Make of J. G. Ballard's Apocalypse?" [reprint] in Short Story Criticism. Detroit: Gale Research, 1989.) 

"Nuclear Promise/Threat," The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. NY and London: Viking/Penguin, 1988, 336-38. 

"The Superweapon and Its Cultural Images" (excerpted from War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination), Zeta Magazine, 2 (February 1989), 97-103. 

("Teaching Vietnam Today: Who Won, and Why?" [reprint] in Points of View On American Higher Education. Edited by Stephen H. Barnes. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1989, 148-53.) 

Afterword, Mordecai Roshwald, Level 7. New York: Lawrence HillBooks, 1989, 185-92. 

"Fatal Fiction: A Weapon to End All Wars," The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 45 (November 1989), cover, 18-25. 

Review of W. Warren Wagar, A Short History of the Future, Book World, Washington Post, December 25, 1989. 

"From Outsider to Insider: Melville's Narrative Strategies," Melville Society Extracts, 76 (February 1989), 3-5. 

"1968; Or, Bringing the War Home: The Vision of the Movement and the Alternative Press," The Vietnam Era. Ed. Michael Klein. London: Pluto Press and Winchester, MA: Unwin Hyman, 1990, 65-81. 

("Visions of the Future in Science Fiction Films from 1970 to 1982" [reprint] in Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema. Ed. Annette Kuhn. London and New York: Verso, 1990. 19-31.) 

Review of Rationalizing Genius: Ideological Strategies in the Classical American Science Fiction Short Story by John Huntington, Science-Fiction Studies, 17 (March 1990), 115-17. 

("Science Fiction" [extended excerpts from Future Perfect]. Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, 24. Ed. Janet Mullane and Robert T. Wilson. Detroit: Gale Research, 1990. 283-90.) 

"The Vietnam War as American Science Fiction and Fantasy," Science-Fiction Studies, 17 (November 1990), 341-59. 

"Eternally Safe for Democracy: The Final Peace of American Science Fiction," Science Fiction, Social Conflict and War, Ed. Philip Davies. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990. 151-168. 

("Fatal Fiction: A Weapon to End All Wars" [reprint] in The Nightmare Considered: Critical Studies of Nuclear War Literature. Ed. Nancy Anisfield. Bowling Green University Press, 1991, 5-14.) 

("Bartleby" chapter of The Wake of the Gods reprinted in Laurence Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, 4th Edition. NY: HarperCollins, 1991.) 

("Fantasies of Power" [edited reprint of "Fatal Fiction"] in Peace Review: The International Quarterly of World Peace, 3 (Winter/Spring, 1991), 4-9.)

Review of Declarations of Independence by Howard Zinn, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 47 (September 1991), 43-45. 

"The Gulf War as American Science Fiction" (Pioneer Award Acceptance Speech), SFRA Newsletter, July/August 1991, 24-27; reprinted with corrections of misprinted passages, SFRA Newsletter, November 1991, 19-21. 

"The POW/MIA Myth," The Atlantic Monthly, 268 (December 1991), Cover story, 45-81. 

("The Vietnam War as American Science Fiction and Fantasy" [slightly revised reprint] in Gender, Language, and Myth, Ed. Glenwood Irons. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992, 208-230.) 

"Why White House Created POW/MIA Myth," San Jose Mercury News, March 6, 1992 (adapted from M.I.A. or Mythmaking In America). 

"Perot Helped Set Up the POW Issue," Newsday and New York Newsday, May 28, 1992. 

("How Perot, Nixon Exploited POW Issue," St. Louis Post Dispatch, July 7, 1992 [reprint of Newsday Op-Ed]). 

"The Greatest Fantasy on Earth: The Superweapon in Fiction and Fact," The Celebration of the Fantastic. Ed. Donald Morse, Marshall Tymn, and Csilla Bertha. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press, 1992, 23-38. 

(Introduction to Jack London's The Iron Heel [reprint], Northern Essex Review, Fall, 1992, 1-4.) 

"Traveling in Time with Mark Twain," American Literature and Science. Ed. Robert J. Scholnick. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1992, 157-171. 

("`Apparent Symbol of Despotic Command': Melville's Benito Cereno" [reprint] in Critical Essays on "Benito Cereno." Ed. Robert E. Burkholder. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1992. 50-57.) 

"Past, Present, and Future Seemed One," Critical Essays on "Benito Cereno." Ed. Robert E. Burkholder. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1992. 230-246. 

"Mythifying in Action: Who's Behind the M.I.A. Scam--& Why," The Nation, 255 (December 7, 1992), Cover Story, 685, 700-704. 

"The Myth of the Missing," The Progressive, 57 (January, 1993), 22- 25.

("The Myth of the Missing" [reprint] in This World, San Francisco Chronicle & Examiner, January 24, 1993, 11-13.) 

"MIAs in Vietnam: Government Cover-Up or Government-Created Hoax?" Extra, January/February 1993, 20-21 (transcript of interview on "CounterSpin" national radio program). 

"M.I.A.sma," The Nation, 256 (May 10, 1993), 616-617. 

"John Wayne's World" (Review essay on Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-Century America by Richard Slotkin), In These Times 17 (August 9, 1993), 34-36. 

"Writers with Convictions" (interview and excerpts from Prison Literature in America), Fortune News, 26 (November 1993), 9, 10, 13. 

Review of Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 by I. F. Clarke, Science-Fiction Studies, 20 (November 1993), 476-477. 

"Deconstructing the POW/MIA Myths" (interview), Lies of Our Times, 4 (December 1993), 10-13. 

"Of Victims and Heroes in Vietnam" (Review Essay on Then the Americans Came: Voices from Vietnam by Martha Hess and Voices of the Vietnam POWs by Craig Howes), The Progressive, 57 (December 1993), 37-41. 

"In His Own Words," The Nation, 257 (December 6, 1993), 680. 

"What King Would Have Said," Philadelphia Inquirer, December 7, 1993. Reprinted in People's Weekly World, December 18, 1993. Reprinted in The Quad, West Chester, PA, February 8, 1994. Reprinted in Fortune News, February 1994. 

Review of Committing Journalism: The Prison Writings of Red Hog by Dannie Martin and Peter Sussman, Book World, The Washington Post, December 26, 1993. 

"Star Trek in the Vietnam Era," Science-Fiction Studies, 21 (March 1994), 24-34. 

"From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars," Georgia Review, 48 (Spring 1994), 47-64. 

"From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars" [slightly revised version of Georgia Review essay] in Seeing through the Media: The Persian Gulf War. Ed. Susan Jeffords and Lauren Rabinovitz. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1994. 25-43. 

(Japanese translation of "From Empire to Empire: Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor," Bungai Kenkyu [Studies in Literature], February 1992, 221-244.) 

("The Myth of the Missing" [reprint] in Social Issues Resources Series, 1992-1993, Defense, Volume 4 [1994], Article 21.) 

("Star Trek in the Vietnam Era," [condensation], Locus, October 1994, 43-45.) 

"Facing the Death Penalty in the United States," Fortune News, October 1994, 6, 15. 

(M.I.A. Or Mythmaking in America, pp. 11-23, reprinted as Indochina Newsletter, Issue 85 [1994, No. 2].) 

"Plausibility of Denial," Review essay on In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien, The Progressive, December 1994, 40-44. 

Review essay on Prisoners of Hope by Susan Katz Keating, The Nation, January 2, 1995, 22-24. 

("A History of Literature by Convicts in America," Prison Literature in America, pp. 124-172, reprinted in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC 54). Detroit: Gale Research, 1995.)

Review essay on Prisoners of the Japanese by Gavan Daws and Inside Hanoi's Secret Archives by Malcolm McConnell, Book World, The Washington Post, January 22, 1995, 4, 12. 

("POW/MIA: The Numbers Game," excerpt from M.I.A. Or Mythmaking in America, reprinted as Indochina Newsletter, Issue 86 [1994, No. 3].) 

("Star Trek in the Vietnam Era" [revised reprint], Film & History, 24 [February-May 1995], 36-46.) 

Foreword to Busted by W. D. Ehrhart. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995. 

Foreword to Vietnam-Perkasie by W. D. Ehrhart. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995. 

Foreword to Passing Time by W. D. Ehrhart. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995.

("The POW/MIA Myth," reprinted from The Atlantic Monthly, Vietnam News [Hanoi], April 3-17, 1992.) 

("`The Last Chapter'?" [Adapted from M.I.A. Or Mythmaking in America] in Vietnam and America: A Documented History. Editedby Marvin E. Gettleman, Jane M. Franklin, Marilyn Young, and H. Bruce Franklin. Revised and expanded edition, New York: Grove/Atlantic, 1995. 500-515.) 

(Chapter on "Bartleby" from The Wake of the Gods reprinted in Short Story Criticism. New York: Gale Research, 1995, 335-339.) 

"Only the Hardware Is Erotic," review essay on 1945 by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, The Nation, August 14/21, 1995, 174-175. 

"Teaching the Vietnam War in the 1990s," Educational Resources Information Center, U.S. Department of Education, 1995. 

("From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars" [reprint] in The Norton Reader, Ninth Edition. Edited by Linda H. Peterson, et al., New York: W. W. Norton, 1995, 850-867; Shorter Edition, 487-504.) 

Preface, St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers, 4th ed. Ed. Jay P. Pederson. Detroit: St. James Press, 1996. 

("Introducing W. D. Ehrhart's Busted: A Vietnam Veteran in Nixon's America" [reprint], Viet Nam Generation 7 (1996, Numbers 1-2), 66-71.) 

Review of The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914, Edited by I. F. Clarke. Science-Fiction Studies 23 (July 1996), 287-288. 

("Teaching Vietnam Today" [reprint], Primis Database. New York: McGraw-Hill, September 1996.) 

("M.I.A.: `The Last Chapter'?" [adapted from M.I.A. Or Mythmaking in America, 1993 edition], in The United States and Viet Nam: From War to Peace. Ed. Robert M. Slabey. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1996. 76-90.) 

(Korean translation of "Eternally Safe for Democracy: The Final Solution of American Science Fiction" in Contemporary World Literature [Seoul], Winter 1996. 88-109.) 

("POW/MIA: 'The Last Chapter'?," Reprinted as special Double Issue 87 and 88 of Indochina Newsletter, 1997.) 

(Introduction to Herman Melville's The Confidence-Man [reprint] in Readings on Herman Melville. Ed. Bonnie Szumski. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1997. 111-123.) 

"Slavery and Empire: Melville's Benito Cereno," in The Evermoving Dawn: Essays in Celebration of the Melville Centennial. Ed. John Bryant and Robert Milder. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1997. 147-161. 

"Billy Budd and Capital Punishment: A Tale of Three Centuries," American Literature, 69 (June 1997), 337-359. 

Review of The Street and Other Stories and Cage Eleven: Writings from Prison by Gerry Adams. Book World, The Washington Post, August 31, 1997.

(Korean translation of  "From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars" in CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE [Seoul], Fall 1997.  83-101.

Review of Sentenced to Death: The American Novel and Capital Punishment by David Guest. American Literature, 69 (December 1997), 865-866.

Review essay on Yesterday Will Make You Cry by Chester Himes. The Nation, February 16, 1998, 28-31.

Review of Crime and Punishment in America by Elliott Currie. Book World, The Washington Post, February 22, 1998.

("The Vietnam War as American Science Fiction and Fantasy" [revised] in The Fantastic Other: An Interface of Perspectives. Ed. Brett Cooke, George Slusser, and Jaume Marti-Olivella. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 1998. 165-186.) 

"Burning Illusions: The Napalm Campaign" in Against the Vietnam War. Ed. Mary Susannah Robbins. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1999.  62-75.

"Kurt Vonnegut Since 1982," SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS. Ed. Richard BleilerNew York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.  858-862.

(Review of  Crime and Punishment in America by Elliott Currie reprinted in Prison Legal News,  10 [September 1999], 8-9.)

"'Doctor' Frankenstein and 'Scientific' Medicine" in Teaching Literature and Medicine, Edited by Anne Hunsaker Hawkins and Marilyn Chandler McEntyre. New York: Modern Language Association, 2000. 218-225. 

"The War in American Culture about the Vietnam War," Vietnam Social Sciences (Hanoi), 76, #2, 2000.  16-27.

("The POW/MIA Myth" reprinted in The Vietnam War, ed. Walter L. Hixson.  Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 2000. 189-210.)

Review of Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing by Bell Gale ChevignyAmerican Literature, September 2000.

"Computers in Fiction" in Encyclopedia of Computer Science. 4th edition.  Ed. David Hemmindinger, Anthony Ralston, and Edwin Reilly.  New York: Macmillan, 2000. 704-708. 
(Polish translation: http://cheap.de/science/komputery-z-fantastyki ; Romanian translation: http://www.rightfiles.com/edu/computers-in-fiction.html )

"Missing in Action in the 21st Century," in "The Legacy of Vietnam," special issue of  The Long Term View,  5. (Summer 2000).  39-52.

"Kicking the Denial Syndrome: Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods" in Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America's Past (and Each Other).  Ed. Mark C. Carnes.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.  331-343.

"The Antiwar Movement We Are Supposed to Forget" (adapted from Vietnam and Other American Fantasies),  Chronicle of Higher Education, October 20, 2000,  Review Cover Story, B7-B10.  Reprinted in The Touchstone, X, No. 5 (November/December 2000): www. rtix.com/touchstone/nov00/7/anti.htm.

"Antiwar and Proud of It," The Nation, December 11, 2000. 8.

"The American Prison in the Culture Wars," Workplace, December, 2000.

"The War in American Culture about the Vietnam War" ("Xung Dot  Trong Nen Van Hoa My Xung Quanh Van de Chien Tranh Viet Nam")  in Tiep Can Duong Dai Van Hoa My: Contemporary Approaches to  American Culture. Ed. Nguyen Lien and Jonathan Auerbach.   Hanoi, 2001. 257-298.

"Prison Literature" in Encyclopedia of American StudiesBethel, CT: Grolier, 2001.

"Pentagon Papers Chase," essay review of Wild Man: The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg, by Tom Wells, the Nation, July 9, 2001.  31-36.

"The Most Important Fish in the Sea,"  Discover, September 2001.  44-51.

("The Most Important Fish in the Sea" reprinted by California Fish (http://www.californiafish.org/menahden collapse.html). September 24, 2001).

("The Most Important Fish in the Sea" reprinted by Coastal Conservation Association Virginia, September 2001 (http://www.ccavirginia.org/cca_va_html/menhadenDiscover.html)

("The Antiwar Movement We Are Supposed to Forget" reprinted in  International Socialist Review, March-April 2002.  50-54.)

"The Science Fiction of Medicine," in No Cure for the Future: Disease and Medicine in Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Ed. Gary Westfahl and George SlusserWestport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 9-22.

"Computers in Fiction," Computer Sciences.  Ed. Roger R. Flynn.  Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 2002.

(Chapter on "Bartleby" from The Wake of the Gods reprinted in Melville's Short Novels: Norton Critical EditionNew York:  W. W. Norton, 2002, 176-185.)

"Nuclear War Literature," in Violence in America: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Ronald Gottesman and Mauricio Mazón. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002.

"Missing in Action in the 21st Century" in Blackwell Companion to the Vietnam War.  Ed. Marilyn Young and Robert BuzzancoOxford, UK: Blackwell, 2002, 2006. 317-332.

"The Most Important Fish in the Sea," reprinted in The Best American Science and Nature Writing.  Ed. Natalie Angier.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Fall 2002.  80-88.

("The Most Important Fish in the Sea" reproduced in "Physical and  Integrated Science," Powerweb.  McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.  Fall  2002.)

("The Most Important Fish in the Sea" reproduced in "Oceanography 03/04," Powerweb.  McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.  Fall 2002. )

"The Quiet American's War on Terror," The Nation. February 3, 2003.  43-44.

"We'll Take Menhaden," Star-Ledger,  March 16, 2003. Perspective section,1 and 6.

"Can Vietnam Awaken Us Again: Teaching the Literature of the Vietnam War," Radical Teacher, 66 (Spring 2003). 28-31.

("From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars" reprinted in The Arlington Reader: Canons and Contexts, Ed. Lynn Z. Bloom, Louise Smith, and Ning Yu.  Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003.  514-530.)

("The Most Important Fish in the Sea" reprinted in Outlooks: Readings for Environmental Literacy, 2nd ed. Ed. Michael McKinney.  Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett, 2004. 19-23.)

"Under Attack for 150 Years," Clarion, Summer 2003, 10.

"`Peace Is Our Profession': The Bombers Take Over," in The Airplane and American Culture. Ed. Dominick A. Pisano. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2003.  333-356. 

"Menhaden: Our Most Precious Fish," The Sportsman's Magazine, February 2004, 24, 49.  Reprinted in Rhode Island Saltwalter Anglers Association Newsletter, April 2004, 1, 37-39.

"Computers in Fiction" in Concise Encyclopedia of Computer Science.  Ed. Edwin Reilly.  Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. 322-325.

("Animal Farm Unbound Or, What the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Reveals about American Literature" reprinted in Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 141 [NCLC-141]. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2004.)

("From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars" reprinted in The Brief Arlington Reader: Canons and Contexts, Ed. Lynn Z. Bloom, Louise Smith, and Ning Yu.  Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004.  384-400.)

"Billy Budd and Capital Punishment," San Francisco Opera 2004/2005 Yearbook. San Francisco, 2004.  32-35.

"Billy Budd, War, Empire, and Music," Billy Budd Program, San Francisco Opera 2004-2005 Season. San Francisco, 2004. xi-xii.

"Ralph Nader and the Progressive Agenda," TruthOut.org, October 17, 2004. http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/101704F.shtml

"The American Prison and the Normalization of Torture" in Torture, American Style, ed. Margaret Power.  November 28, 2004.  http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/resources/torture/brucefranklin.html

"War is Peace: Washington's Final Science Fiction Solution," Fictions (Rome) III (2004), 13-20.

Review of The Final Frontier: America, Science, and Terror by  Dominick Jenkins, Science & Society, Vol. 68, No. 4 (Winter 2004-2005), 520-522.

Review of Striper Wars: An American Fish Story by Dick Russell, American Scientist, September-October 2005, 461-462. http://www.americanscientist.org/template/AssetDetail/assetid/45920

("Kicking the Denial Syndrome: Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods" reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 211, 2005.)

"The World in a Prison: Beethoven's Fidelio," Fidelio Program, San Francisco Opera 2005-2006 Season. San Francisco, 2005. xvi-xviii.

"Net Losses," Mother Jones, Vol. 31, No. 2, March-April 2006, 54-57.   http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/229/net-losses.html  

("Net Losses" reprinted as cover story, Weeklyplanet.com, April 19, 2006: http://www.weeklyplanet.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A30156;
 also reprinted on TheFishingLine,com, March 2006: http://www.thefishingline.com/history_of_bunker.htm;
 also reprinted on KnowledgePlex.com: http://www.knowledgeplex.org/news/158628.html
 
also reprinted on VoiceYourself.com: http://www.voiceyourself.com/article.php?section=5&more=1&id=2459
 also reprinted on AllAbout Jazz.com:  
http://forums.allaboutjazz.com/showthread.php?t=13349
  also reprinted at : 
http://home.comcast.net/~sittingbythepool/MENHADENPAGE.html

("From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars" reprinted in Composing Knowledge, Ed. Rolf NorgaardBoston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007.  756-773.)

"'Vietnam' in the New American Century," The United States and the Legacy of the Vietnam War (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).  33-50.

"Burning Illusions: The Napalm Campaign" in Against the Vietnam War (Revised edition) Ed. Mary Susannah Robbins. Lanham, MD: Rowman, Littlefield, 2007. 62-75.


"The Most Important Fish in the Ocean State," Providence Journal, June 4, 2007.

 

(“From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America’s Wars,” reprinted in An Introduction to Reading, Research and Writing at the University of Washington (New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2008.)

 

(“Can Vietnam Awaken Us Again? Teaching the Literature of the Vietnam War,” reprinted in Controversies in the Classroom, Ed. Joseph Entin, Robert G. Rosen, and Leonard Vogt.  New York: Teachers College Press, 2008.  22-28.)


"Teaching 'Vietnam' as Matrix for the ‘War on Terror,’" in Peace Not Terror. Ed. Mary Susannah Robbins. Lanham, MD: Rowman, Littlefield, 2008. 25-38.

 

"Can the Penitentiary Teach the Academy How to Read?" PMLA, May 2008 (Vol. 123, No. 3), 643-649.

 

Review of The Last Fish Tale, by Mark KurlanskyBook World, Washington Post, August 3, 2008.

 

“The Inside Stories of the Global American Prison,” Texas Studies in Language and Literature, 50 (Fall 2008).  235-242.  [Reprinted in Liberation Literature Anthology, Summer 2009.]

 

“Seeing Through the American Prison,” Radical Teacher, Number 83 (Winter 2008), 25.

 

 "What Is Science Fiction--And How It Grew" in Reading Science Fiction, Ed. James Gunn, Marlene Barr, and Matthew Candelaria (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), 23-32.

 “Transforming Futures,” Science Fiction Studies, 36 (July 2009), 197-198.

“Ne vous inquiétez pas, ce n’est que de la science-fiction!” (translated from War Stars) in Solution non satisfaisante, (Paris: Editions du Somnium, 2009 ; ISBN : 978-2-9532703-4-1), 89-117.

 

“An Industry’s Ruins,” in Ruth Formanek, Fish Factories: Ruins of an American Industry (New York, NY: Pogonia Press, 2010; ISBN 978-0-9817670-1-7), 19-59.

“La mente como campo de batallo,” (Interview) Ñ, Clarin, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 3, 2010.  http://www.revistaenie.clarin.com/notas/2010/04/03/_-02171995.htm

"'Doctor' Frankenstein and 'Scientific' Medicine" reprinted in Bioethics in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” ed. Gary Wiener (San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2010).

"Billy Budd and Capital Punishment: A Tale of Three Centuries" reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 234 (Gale Publishing: Farmington Hills, MI, 2010.)

Review of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written By Himself: A New Critical Edition by Angela Y. Davis.  African American Review, Vol. 44, Numbers 1-2, Spring/Summer 2011. 298-300.

Billy Budd: A Tale of Four Centuries” in Demands of the Dead: Executions, Storytelling, and Activism  in the United States,, Ed. Katy Ryan (University of Iowa Press, 2012). 113-134.

“The Flight of the Young Chicken-Hawk: How Mitt Romney Dodged the Draft,” Counterpunch, Vol. 19, No. 8, April 16-30, 2012.  1-2.

“How America’s Fictions of Future War Have Changed the World” in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears.  Ed. David Seed.  (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012).  32-49.

“Menhaden Catch Limits Vital to Ecosystem, Economy,” Asbury Park Press, December 7, 2012.  http://www.app.com/article/20121208/NJOPINION03/312080012/FRANKLIN-Menhaden-catch-limits-vital-ecosystem-economy?odyssey=nav%7Chead&nclick_check=1

 “Missing in Action in the 21st Century” in Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War.  Ed. Scott Laderman and Edwin Martini (Durham: Duke University Press, 2013).  259-296.

(“Missing in Action in the 21st Century,” excerpted, The Veteran, Spring 2013 (Vol. 43, Number 1), 8-9.)

(“Komputery z Fantastyki,” [Polish translation of “Computers in Fiction”], Science Translations, May 2013).   http://cheap.de/science/komputery-z-fantastyki

 Vietnam, Star Trek, and the Real Future” in Star Trek and History.  Ed. Nancy Reagin. (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2013).  87-108.

“New World Imaginations and Deceptions: Greg Grandin’s The Empire of Necessity,” Los Angeles Review of Books, January 12, 2014.  http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/new-world-imaginations-deceptions

"Reimaging Vietnam," Yellow Peril! A Critical Archive of Images, Documents, Essays, ed. John Kuo, Wei Tchen, and Dylan Yeats (NY: Asian/Pacific/American Institute and Verso Press, 2014). 313-316.

“American Memory of the Vietnam War in the Epoch of the Forever War,” Los Angeles Review of Books, July 16, 2014. http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/americas-memory-vietnam-war-epoch-forever-war

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and American Militarism; Or, How We Lost World War II,” Review essay on Paul Ham’s, Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath, Los Angeles Review of Books, August 3, 2014.  http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/hiroshima-nagasaki-american-militarism

 

Other Public Presentations  (selected)

"Bili-Budd," Mythology and Literature Section, Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, November 23, 1962. 

"Science Fiction as an Index to Popular Attitudes toward Science," Modern Language Association Convention, December, 1964. 

"Time Travel," Modern Language Association Convention, December, 1965. 

Chairperson, Science Fiction Conference, Modern Language Association Convention, December, 1965. 

"Science Fiction in the Classroom," California Conference on  Instruction and the Curriculum, June 22, 1966. 

"On Afro-American Liberation," with Aimé Cesaire and Alioune Diop, La Société Africaine de Culture (Présence Africaine), Paris, July 8, 1967. 

"On 'A Strategy for American Studies,"' American Studies Association of Northern California, October 26, 1968. 

"Science Fiction," Chairperson and Panelist, Forum, Modern Language Convention, December, 1968. 

"Who Should Run the Universities?" Rational Debate Series of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, January 24 and 31, 1968, Washington, D.C. 

"The Subversiveness of Science Fiction," Second Annual Conference, Science Fiction Writers of America, Los Angeles, March 15, 1969. 

"Literary Criticism in the 1970s," with Leslie Fiedler and Thomas Clayton, Special Forum, February 6-7, 1970, UCLA. 

"The Revolutionary Alliance," The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, July 10-12, 1972. (Published by the Center.)

"The University as a Social Institution," Canadian Conference on  Education, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, February 20-22, 1974. 

"On Melville," "The Future Was Then," "Multinational Corporations," "The Societal Aetiology of Terrorism," "Terrorism as a World Problem," "The Silence of Literature," "The Other More Nearly Perfect Worlds," "The Cult of Violence," 27th Annual Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado, March 10-15, 1974. (All available on cassettes from Conference on World Affairs Office. 

"Third World Revolutionary Poetics," Modern Language Association
Convention, December 27, 1974. 

1969- : Lectures and talks at Amherst College, Antioch College; Brown University; University of California, Berkeley; UCLA; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Santa Cruz; Portland State University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Pennsylvania; Columbia University; New York University; Wesleyan University; State University of New York, Buffalo; Youngstown State University; University of Akron; Kent State University; Rutgers; Mills College; College of San Mateo; Foothill College; Cañada College; Cabrillo College; University of Connecticut; California State University, San Jose; California State University, San Diego; California State University, Sacramento; California State University, San Francisco; California State University, Hayward; University of Alberta; Valparaiso University (Indiana); Enoch Pratt Library (Baltimore); California State University, Fullerton; University of Santa Clara; University of Colorado; University of Oregon; University of Montana; Claremont Graduate School; Reed College; University of Massachusetts; University of Washington (Seattle); Sarah Lawrence College; Swarthmore College; Trinity College; University of California, Riverside; Yale University; et al. 

"A History of Science Fiction," with Anthony Boucher, Theodore Sturgeon, and A. E. Van Vogt, National Educational Television, Summer, 1966. 

Section of OPEN SOCIETY, film directed by Otto Lang, produced by Airlie Productions and George Washington University, 1972. 

Ten presentations at 28th Annual Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado, March 11-15, 1975. (All available on cassettes from Conference on World Affairs Office.) 

"Why Teach the Humanities to Adult Basic Education Students," Town Meeting, University of Missouri--Kansas City, April 16, 1975. 

"A Radical Redefiniton of American Literature," Keynote Address, Annual Meeting of the College English Association, April 9, 1976. 

"Science Fiction as an Historical Phenomenon," Eastern Science Fiction Association, March 7, 1976. 

"Marxist Literary History and Literary Criticism," Graduate School Colloquium, Drew University, April 16, 1976. 

"New Jersey Writing Today," Moderator, Panel Discussion, Bicentennial Conference on New Jersey's Literary Heritage, Kean College, April 17, 1976. 

"Is the World Really Coming to an End: Science Fiction and the Doomsday Imagination," Kean College, December 2, 1976. 

"The Sociology of Science Fiction," Special Session, Modern Language Association Convention, December 29, 1976. 

"The Most Iconoclastic Tradition of All: Frederick Douglass and the Origin of American Literature, Division Meeting, American Literature of the Nineteenth Century, Modern Language Association Convention, December 27, 1976. 

"Writings from the American Prison," The Arts in New Jersey: UA- 

Columbia Cablevision, December, 1977. 

"The History of Science Fiction," The Arts in New Jersey: UA-Columbia Cablevision, January, 1978. 

"Writings from Inside," Heywood Hale Braun Audio Cassette (with Nathan Huggins), Jeffrey Norton Publishers, New York City, 1978. 

"Literature from the American Prison," Series of Lectures in prisons in New York State sponsored by Art Without Walls and the New York Council for the Humanities, March 13-24, 1978. 

Programs on Prison Literature, 1978: WOR (N.Y.); WNYC (N.Y.); WABC
(N.Y.); WRVR (N.Y.); WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.); National Public Radio; WECB (Boston); WWDC-FM (Maryland); WBZ (Boston); WGBH-FM (Boston). 

Program Director, Melville Society, 1978-1979. 

"New Discoveries in Nineteenth-Century American Science Fiction," 

Special Session #58, Modern Language Association Convention,
December 27, 1978. 

"The Criminal and the Novel," Special Session, The Criminal Hero: An Enigmatic Protagonist in ]9th- and 20th-Century Fiction, Modern Language Association Convention, December 29, 1978. 

Distinguished Lecturer, University of Arkansas, October 11-13, 1978. 

"English as an Institution: the Role of Class," The English Institute, September 2, 1979. 

"Literature from the American Prison," Lecture presented by the
Maryland Department of Education, Baltimore Penitentiary, October 29, 1979. 

"From Empire to Empire: BILLY BUDD and the Modern Reader," Modern
Language Association Convention, December 19, 1979. 

"The Novel of Revolution in the Third World: Ngugi's PETALS OF BLOOD," Modern Language Association Convention, December 29, 1979. 

"The Manifest Destiny of the Lone Genius: Science Fiction in Nineteenth-Century America," Nineteenth-Century American Literature Lecture Series, University of Kentucky, February 26, 1980. 

"Classics? Does That Have Something To Do with Classes?", "Humanists Rediscover the Classics," New Jersey College English Association Conference, Drew University, March 28, 1980. 

"Daydreams of the Past, Nightmares of the Future," Contemporary
Versions of the American Dream, William Paterson College, April 25, 1980. 

"Science Fiction and Us," Newark Museum, May 13, 1980. 

"Convicts as Political Leaders," Lecture presented by the Maryland Department of Education, Baltimore Penitentiary, June 9, 1980. 

"Prison Literature," WLIB (N.Y.), April 15, 1981. 

"America as Science Fiction," Newark Public Library, May 30, 1981. 

"America as Science Fiction: 1939," J. Lloyd Eaton Conference,
University of California, Riverside, February 21, 1981.

"Don't Look Where We're Going: Visions of the Future in Science Fiction Films, 1970-1981," J. Lloyd Eaton Conference, University of California, Riverside, February 28, 1982. 

"The Manifest Destiny of American Science Fiction," Division on Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature, Modern Language Association Convention, December 29, 1982. 

"The Criticism of Science Fiction: In and Out of the Academy," Lunacon, March 20, 1983. 

"On the Sixties," Suburban Cablevision, May, 1983. 

"The Critical Task of Science Fiction Criticism" (Acceptance Speech, Pilgrim Award Banquet), Science Fiction Research Association Convention, June 11, 1983. 

"America as Science Fiction: The Futures Exchange," Keynote Address, Convention of the Canadian Association for American Studies, October 27, 1983.

"At the Nexus of Empires: Billy Budd, Sailor," Columbia University Seminar in American Civilization, November 17, 1983. 

"Nuclear War and Science Fiction," Swarthmore College, October 14, 1983. 

"Orwell and the Sources of Anti-Utopia," New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, March 31, 1984. 

"From Empire to Empire," Columbia University Circle, September 20, 1984. 

Keynote Address, Conference on Facing Nuclear Holocaust, American Studies Program, Temple University, October 13, 1984. 

"The Death Penalty in the United States," Mason Gross Lecture of the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, October 24, 1984. 

Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Guelph, March 18-20, 1985. 

"On Teaching the Vietnam War," KPFA (Berkeley), July 24, 1985. 

Interview, KGO-AM (West Coast), July 24, 1985. 

"Vietnam and America" (with Jane Franklin), KPFA (Berkeley), August 12, 1985; KGO-AM (West Coast), August 15, 1985; KRQR (San Francisco), August 24 and 25, 1985. 

"The Arms Race: Who Wins, Who Loses," AFL-CIO Labor Leadership Institute, October 30, 1985. 

"Vietnam and America" (with Marvin Gettleman, Jane Franklin, and Marilyn Young), WBAI, November 11, 1985. 

"Strange Scenarios: Science Fiction, Star Wars, and the Theory of Alienation," Literature and Science Division, Modern Language Association Convention, December 28, 1985. 

"Vietnam and America" (with Jane Franklin), WFMU, January 22, 1986. 

"Loomings," Melville Section, Northeast Modern Language Association, April 4, 1986. 

"Fantasies of Power: The Superweapon in American Culture," University of Miami, February 19, 1987. 

"Writing from America's Prisons," Center for American Culture Studies, Columbia University, April 6, 1987. 

"Nuclear Culture: Popular Perspectives," Commentator, American Studies Association International Convention, November 22, 1987. 

"The Superweapon and American Culture," Newark Museum, March 8, 1988. 

"The Bomber, the Bomb, and the Screen," Conference on the War Film: Contexts and Images, University of Massachusetts at Boston, March 24, 1988. 

"Teaching the Vietnam War," Socialist Scholars Conference, New York, April 10, 1988. 

"Urban Violence in Recent Science Fiction" (Panelist), J. Lloyd Eaton Conference, University of California, Riverside, April 15, 1988. 

Keynote Address, "Science Fiction, Hiroshima, and the Baruch Plan," J. Lloyd Eaton Conference, University of California, Riverside, April 16, 1988. 

"Domesticating the Bomb: Nuclear Weapon in Testament and the Fiction of Judith Merril, Helen Clarkson, Kate Wilhelm, and Carol Amen," American Studies Association Annual Meeting, October 30, 1988. 

"From Outsider to Insider: Melville's Narrative Strategies," Melville Society Annual Meeting, Modern Language Association Convention, December 28, 1988. 

"The Bomb in the Home," Special Session, "Nuclear Texts for the English Class," Modern Language Association Convention, December 28, 1988. 

Discussions of War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination: WFAD, Vermont (November 29, 1988); KLBJ-AM Austin, TX (November 29, 1988); KING-AM, Seattle, WA (December 2, 1988); WBZ-AM, Boston (December 4, 1988); WBAI-FM, New York (December 7, 1988); International Media Service, national syndication on 200 radio stations (taped in December 1988); "Consider the Alternatives," national syndication on 140 radio stations (taped in December 1988); "Ask Washington," National Chamber of Commerce TV, national syndication on 130 TV stations (taped in December 1988); Copley News Service, syndicated to 1300 radio stations (December 22, 1988); WBEZ, Chicago (January 3, 1989); WGN-AM, Chicago (January 4, 1989); WHP, Harrisburg, PA (January 11, 1989); KPFA-FM, Berkeley (January 13 and 18, 1989); KALW, San Francisco (taping, January 13,1989); Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco (January 13, 1989); "Radio for Peace," Costa Rica (taping, January 14, 1989); Midnight Special Bookstore, Santa Monica (January 15, 1989); KPFK-FM, Los Angeles (taping, January 16, 1989); ABC-AM Network, two-hour live broadcast from Los Angeles (January 17, 1989); KGIL-AM, San Fernando Valley (January 17, 1989); KGO- AM, San Francisco (January 18, 1989); KCSM-FM, San Mateo, CA (January 19); Kepler's Bookstore, Menlo Park, CA (January 19); Cody's Bookstore, Berkeley (January 20); KLAX-FM, Berkeley (taping, January 21); KFI-AM, Los Angeles (January 24); WNWS-AM, Miami (January 26); KLBJ-AM, Austin, TX (January 30); WPVI-TV, Channel 6, Philadelphia (January 31); KFRU-AM, Columbia, Missouri (February 9); QIK-FM, Calgary, Alberta (February 14); KQED, San Francisco (February 23); WTOP, Washington (March 3); WABC, New York (March 7); WPTF, Raleigh, NC (March 28); WHYY, Philadelphia (May 9). 

"The Greatest Fantasy on Earth: The Superweapon in Fiction and Fact," Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, March 16, 1989. 

Discussions of Prison Literature in America: The Victim as Criminal and Artist: WFAD, Vermont (April 27, 1989); WTOP, Washington (May 9); International Media Service, national syndication on 200 radio stations (taped in May, 1989); "Meet the Authors," National Chamber of Commerce TV, national syndication on 130 TV stations (taped in May, 1989); WBAI, New York (May 22, 1989); WPVI-TV, Channel 6, Philadelphia (May 28, 1989). 

"Will the Future Be Marxist?" World Science Fiction Convention, September 1, 1989. 

"The Ultimate Weapon of American Science Fiction," World Science Fiction Convention, September 2, 1989. 

"The Work of Robert A. Heinlein," World Science Fiction Convention, September 3, 1989. 

"Apocalyptic Visions: The Prehistory of Strategic Bombing," National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, October 5, 1989. 

"Fatal Fictions" (interview), WBEZ (Chicago), November 2, 1989. 

"Superweapons Past and Present" (interview), WBEZ (Chicago), December 5, 1989. 

"Visions of the Ultimate Weapon in American Technology, Culture, and Policy," Science and Public Policy Section, New York Academy of Sciences, February 7, 1990. 

"The Ultimate Weapon in American Culture," National Association for Science, Technology & Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, February 3, 1990. 

"The Vietnam War as Fantasy and Science Fiction," The Fantastic Imagination in New Critical Theories Conference, Texas A&M University, March 2, 1990. 

Guest Scholar Speech, Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. March 23, 1990. 

"Science Fiction, Fantasy, and War" (panel), Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. March 23, 1990. 

"Sexualizing Technology," Session Chairperson, Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. March 24, 1990. 

"The Biggest Addiction of All: America's Superweapons," Montclair State College, May 1, 1990. 

"War Stars: The Ultimate Weapon of American Culture," State University of New York at Binghamton, November 14, 1990.

Visiting Lecturer, Meiji University (Tokyo), April 16-May 1, 1991. 

"Traveling in Time with Mark Twain," American Literature Society of Japan, Tokyo Chapter, April 27, 1991. 

"From Hiroshima to Baghdad; Or, What Herman Melville Teaches Us About the American Empire of Weapons," American Literature Society of Japan, Hiroshima Chapter, May 1, 1991. 

"The Nixon Administration and the P.O.W. Issue," The Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1991. 

"The Gulf War as American Science Fiction," Pioneer Award Acceptance Speech, Science Fiction Research Association Annual Conference, Denton, Texas, June 29, 1991. 

"Slavery and Empire: Melville's Benito Cereno," Melville Society Centennial Program, Schomburg Center, NYC, September 25, 1991.

"Home and Homelessness in Melville," Joseph S. Schick Lecture in Language, Literature, and Lexicography, Indiana State University, October 17, 1991. 

"M.I.A.; or, Mythmaking in America," American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, November 1, 1991. 

"From Plantation to Penitentiary: Black Prison Literature," Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, December 28,1991. 

"The POW/MIA Myth," Colgate University, January 25, 1992. 

Discussions of "The POW/MIA Myth" (Atlantic Monthly cover story): KMOX, St. Louis (November 29, 1991); WXYT, Detroit (November 29, 1991); KING Radio, Seattle (December 3); WBZ, Boston (December 6); WBEZ, Chicago (December 8); KFYI, Phoenix (December 12); Monitor Radio Network (taping, January 9, 1992). 

Discussions of M.I.A. or Mythmaking In America: WBEZ, Chicago (January 20, 1992); WHDH, Boston (January 26); KXLY, Spokane (January 28); WOSU, Columbus, OH (January 28); "Prime Time," Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (taping, February 4); "Sonya Live," CNN (February 6); "New York and Company," WNYC, New York (February 11); "Talk of the Nation," National Public Radio (February 11); KDKA, Pittsburgh (February 11); Wisconsin Public Radio (taping, February 13); WBZ, Boston (February 20); WABC, New York (February 21); WRC, Washington (February 23); WHHM-TV, Washington (February 25); WTOP, Washington (February 26); WAMU, Washington (February 27); ABC Radio News (February 27); Fox TV, Washington (February 28); Border's Books, Rockville, Maryland (February 28); ABC Radio (March 3); CNBC-TV Network (March 3); KPFA, Berkeley (March 13); KRON-TV, San Francisco (taping, March 13); Modern Times Books, San Francisco (March 13); Cody's Books, Berkeley (March 14); WWNZ, Orlando, Florida (March 14); Kepler's Books, Menlo Park (March 15); KARO-AM, Seattle (March 16); KGO-AM, San Francisco (March 16); KLIF-AM, Dallas (March 17); KTVU-TV, Oakland (March 17); KNBR-AM, San Francisco (taping, March 17); Copley Radio Network (taping, March 18); WFMT, Chicago, interviewed by Studs Terkel (taping, March 18); WGN-AM, Chicago (March 18); Sun Radio Network (March 24); WNIS, Norfolk (March 24); WLW, Cincinnati (March 26); American Forum Network (March 26); KLBG, Austin (March 27); KVEN, Ventura (March 27); WKIP, Poughkeepsie (April 2); KTMS, Santa Barbara (April 3); KABC, Los Angeles (taping, April 3); WOAI, San Antonio (April 3); KDKA, Pittsburgh (April 4); WOAI, San Antonio (April 7); WJR, Detroit (April 9); WRIF, Detroit (April 12); Jewish Community Center, Bayonne (April 14); Monitor Radio (taping, April 16); WICN, Worcester, MA (taping, April 16); WBZ-AM, Boston (April 16); KSL, Salt Lake City (April 20); WFTL, Ft. Lauderdale (April 21); KMOX, St. Louis (April 21); KWHY-TV, Los Angeles (taping, April 24); KCIN, Victorville, CA (May 3); Texas State Network (May 8); KING, Seattle (May 8); WPTF, Raleigh (May 11); CILQ, Toronto (May 12); WKBN, Youngstown (May 12); WHYY, Philadelphia (May 18); WBAI, New York (May 20); WGNU, St. Louis (May 21); WPVI-TV, Philadelphia (May 25 and May 28); WBAI, New York (May 28); WMAJ, State College, PA (May 29); WHAS, Louisville (June 1); WBAI, New York (June 2); WILL, Urbana, IL (June 3); KKCM, Shakopee, MN (June 3); Dan Rather,CBS News (June 4 and 5); Monitor Radio (June 16); WBAI, New York (June 17); WOIA, San Antonio (June 19); WNYC, New York (June 19); KDKA, Pittsburgh (June 20); WRC, Washington (June 21); CJAD, Montreal (June 22); WXYT, Detroit (June 22); WBAI, New York (June 23; July 14); WOR, New York and national (June 24); KDKA, Pittsburgh (June 24); WRKO, Boston (June 25); KING, Seattle (June 26); KPFK, Los Angeles (June 28; June 29); KMOX, St. Louis (July 6); WSB, Stony Brook, NY (July 6); KNSS, Wichita (July 7); Australian Broadcasting Corporation-TV (July 14); NBC Nightly News (July 24); KKUP, San Jose (July 26; October 7); McCaughlin Show, CNBC-TV (August 4); Charlie Rose Show, WNET-TV and the Education Channel (August 4); C-SPAN (September 1); "The Real Story," CNBC-TV (September 21); KDKA, Pittsburgh (September 22); "Sonya Live," CNN (September 23); WBAI, New York (September 24; September 28; October 23; December 7); "World News This Morning," ABC-TV (September 25); Voice of America (taping, September 25); Independent Broadcasters Network (September 29); Wisconsin Public Radio (September 29); Midnight Special Bookstore, Santa Monica, CA (November 7); WQBK, Albany (November 13); WOIA, San Antonio (November 25); WBZ, Boston (December 8); KTKK, Salt Lake City (December 10); Der Spiegel TV, Germany (January 3, 1993); KPFA, Berkeley (January 13); WBAI, New York (January 19, April 20; June 1); KRLD, Dallas, and Texas Network (February 11); WXYT, Detroit (April 13); "CNN & Company" (April 13); Radio France International (April 16); Vietnam Veterans of America, National Cable TV (taped, May 15); New Hampshire Public Radio (taped, July 15); Monitor Radio International (July 19); KGNU, Boulder (July 21); CAUT, Toronto (September 13; December 28); Texas Radio Network (December 30); CTN Cable TV (Feb. 4, 1994); KDKA, Pittsburgh (May 30) 

"Star Trek in the Vietnam Era," Smithsonian Institution, February 29, 1992. 

Keynote Address, Conference on Images of War in Literature, the Media, and Society, Colorado Springs, March 6, 1992. 

"POWs: Imaginary Beings as Fiction, Film, and Myth," Popular Culture Association Convention, Louisville, Kentucky, March 20, 1992. 

"From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars," Special Presentation, American Studies and MELUS Conference, UCLA, April 24, 1992. 

"The POW/MIA Myth," State University of New York, Binghamton, October 1, 1992. 

"The POW/MIA Myth," College at Oneonta, State University of New York, October 15, 1992. 

"The POW/MIA Issue Then and Now," New York University, October 20, 1992. 

"The POW/MIA Myth," University of California at Irvine, November 6, 1992. 

"The Political and Cultural History of the POW/MIA Issue," Permanent Mission of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United Nations, October 29, 1992. 

Panel on "Star Trek and the Sixties" Exhibit, Chesapeake Bay American Studies Association, National Air and Space Museum, November 21, 1992. 

"The POW/MIA Myth," Lehigh University, November 24, 1992. 

"The Missing Peace," William Joiner Center for the Study of War and

Social Consequences, University of Massachusetts at Boston, March 11, 1993. 

"Star Trek in the Vietnam Era," International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 19, 1993. 

"POW/MIA: Myth and History," Socialist Scholars Conference, NYC, April 11, 1993. 

"Why the Myth of Live POWs Has Possessed America," City College of New York, April 29, 1993. 

"P.O.W.-M.I.A.: Politics, Myth, and Media," Society of Professional Journalists, New Jersey Chapter, New Brunswick, April 29, 1993. 

"From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars," Humanities Center, University of Georgia, October 7, 1993. 

Chair of Session, "Constructing the Future: Nature, Technology, Media(tion), and Contradiction," American Studies Association Annual Convention, Boston, November 6, 1993. 

"`The Final Chapter'?," Conference on the United States and Vietnam: From War to Peace, University of Notre Dame, December 3, 1993. 

Presiding, Melville Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, December 28, 1993. 

"Busted"; Or, The Strange Case of W. D. Ehrhart," Sixties Generations Conference, Western Connecticut State University, November 5, 1994. 

"Literature of the Vietnam War," Wisconsin Public Radio for National Public Radio, taped November 8, 1994. 

"U.S.-Vietnam Relations" (interview), Radio France International, January 27, 1995. 

"Women's Work: Science Fiction by American Women in the 19th Century," International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Convention, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 16, 1995. 

"Fantasy as History," International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Convention, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 18, 1995. 

"The United States and Vietnam" (interviews), WBAI (New York), April 4, May 1, July 12, December 5, 1995. 

Chair of Session, "The Vietnam War: Teach Our Children Well," Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, April 15, 1995. 

"Teaching the Vietnam War in the 1990s," Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, April 15, 1995. 

Interview on the Vietnam War in American culture, Radio France International (Paris), April 27, 1995. 

Interview on the POW/MIA Issue, Radio France International (Paris), July 17, 1995. 

"The Last Chapter?", Conference on "The Legacy of Vietnam," University of Wisconsin, Madison, September 16, 1995. 

Interview on the literature of the Vietnam War, BBC, February 21, 1996 (taped for later broadcast). 

"The Vietnam War and the Culture Wars," Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, Bowling Green State University, February 23, 1996. 

"Science Fiction and the Culture Wars," International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Convention, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 23, 1996. 

Keynote address, "Medicine Considered as Science Fiction," J. Lloyd Eaton Conference, University of California, Riverside, April 13, 1996. 

Interview on Vietnam's Foreign Relations, Radio France International (Paris), February 20, 1997 (taped for later broadcast). 

Interview on the POW/MIA issue, WORT (Madison, WI), April 29, 1997. 

Interview on Vietnam and Agent Orange, Radio France International (Paris), June 26, 1997. 

"Pedagogy and Political Practice: What's at Stake in Literary Study?", Socialist Scholars Conference, March 21, 1998. 

"Prison Writing in 20th-Century America," Brecht Forum, NYC, September 17, 1998.    Labyrinth Books, NYC, October 8, 1998.

"Education, Not Incarceration," Critical Resistance Conference, University of California, Berkeley, September 26, 1998.

"Clark Clifford," Interview, KPFA (Berkeley), October 10, 1998.

"The American Prison and Its Literature," City University of New York Graduate School, October 20, 1998.   Sarah Lawrence College, October 29, 1998.

"Melville as 20th-Century Rebel," Melville Society Annual Meeting, Modern Language Association Convention, December  28, 1998. 

"Literature of the American Prison," American Studies Association Convention, November  21, 1998.

"Prisons and Repression," Manifestivity, Cooper Union, October 31, 1998.

"The Legitimacy of the Fantastic" (Guest Scholars Panel), International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Annual Convention, March 20, 1999.

Interview on Vietnam and Agent Orange, Radio France International (Paris), July 7, 1999.

"The War in American Culture about the Vietnam War," Hanoi National University, Vietnam, October 13, 1999.

"The Vietnam War, the Culture Wars, and the CUNY Wars; Or, The Perils of Western Civilization," City University of New York, November 16, 1999.

"The Antiwar Movement We Are Supposed to Forget," University of Rhode Island, November 30, 1999.

"We Have Seen the Future . . .," Panelist, Socialist Scholars Conference, New York, April 1, 2000.

"The Vietnam War: 25 Years Later," Working Assets Radio Network, April 25, 2000.

"The Vietnam War: 25 Years Later," National Urban Radio Network, April 26, 2000.

"The Vietnam War Today," KZMR (Sacramento), April 27, 2000; WORT (Madison, WI), May 1, 2000; KPFA (Los Angeles), May 1, 2000.

Keynote address, Veterans for Peace annual convention, Arlington, VA, August 12, 2000.

Interview on DNA testing legislation, KPFK (Los Angeles), August 31, 2000.

"Science Fiction: Or, Is Rational Religion Possible?"  Center for Inquiry of New York/New Jersey, Seacaucus, NJ, September 30, 2000.

"History and Identity in the United States: The Vietnam War," paper read (could not attend) at "Remembering and Forgetting in Germany, the United States, and Japan," Seminar of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Berlin, October 9, 2000.

"American Studies in Vietnam," Panelist, American Studies Association Convention, Detroit, October 12-14, 2000.

Interview on Presidential pardons," KPFK (Los Angeles), December 22, 2000.

"The American Prison in the Culture Wars," Radical Caucus, Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, DC, December 27, 2000.

"From Plantation to Penitentiary to Prison-Industrial Complex: Literature of the American Prison," Black American Literature and Culture Division, Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, DC, December 30, 2000.

"Interviews on Vietnam and Other American Fantasies : KVMR (Nevada City, CA), November 15, 2000; "Democracy Now," WBAI (New York) and Pacifica Radio Network, November 16, 2000; WORT (Madison, WI), November 20, 2000; I E Radio Network, November 21, 2000; "New York and Company," WNYC (New York), November 22, 2000; KPFA (Berkeley), November 28, 2000; Working Assets Radio, November 30, 2000; KPFK (Los Angeles), November 14, 2000, WUSB (Stony Brook, NY), December 11, 2000; KQED (San Francisco), January 8, 2001; "Public Interest," National Public Radio, January 12, 2001, KUCI (Irvine, CA), January 17, 2001; et al.

"The Vietnam War and the Culture Wars; Or, The Perils of Western Civilization," Popular Culture Association Convention, Philadelphia, April 13, 2001.

Programs on Bob Kerrey and the Vietnam War: Pacifica Radio Network, April 26, 2001; Radio France International, May 2, 2001; "Talk of the Nation," National Public Radio, May 2, 2001; "Talking History," National Public Radio, May 28, 2001; WORT (Madison, WI), June 5, 2001; WBAI (New York), June 20, 2001.

"Reading the Future," Keynote Address, New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, Newark, May 4, 2001.

On Cuba-US Relations, WPKN (Hartford), June 12, 2001.

"Teaching the Vietnam War," The William Joiner Center, University of Massachusetts, Boston, June 27, 2001.

"Agent Orange," Radio France International, July 2, 2001.

"Cluster Bomb," Democracy Now, Pacifica Radio, October 26, 2001.

"Teaching the Vietnam War During the 'War on Terrorism,'" American Studies Association Convention, November 11, 2001.

On Menhaden, WGBB, December 8, 2001.

"From Vietnam to Afghanistan," Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, February 10, 2002.

On Jack Henry Abbott,  All Things Considered," National Public Radio, February 12, 2002.  Archived at www.npr.org.

"Teaching 9/11: Contexts and Texts," Conference on September 11: One Year After, Museum of the City of New York, October 19, 2002.

"Teaching the Literature of the Vietnam War," Modern Language Association Convention, December 28, 2002.

On War and Historical Memory, WUSB (Stony Brook, NY), January 13, 2003.

"Teaching in a Time of War Fever," Panel, Socialist Scholars  Conference, March 15, 2003.

"Vietnam Again," Talkback, WBAI,  April 23, 2003.

"Vietnam and Iraq," Pastors for Peace/IFCO, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, April 24, 2003.

"Teaching American Literature Post 9/11," Roundtable, American  Literature Association, May 22, 2003.

Commentator, "The Cold War and American Memory," American Studies Association Convention, October 16, 2003.

Keynote address, American Studies Association Secondary Educators' Luncheon, October 18, 2003.

"War Is Peace: Washington's Final Science Fiction Solution," Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature Discussion Group, Modern Language Association Convention, December 29, 2003.

"Bioterror Comes Home," Literature and Science Division, Modern Language Association Convention, December 30, 2003.

"When Did the Vietnam War Begin?", American Historical Association, January 10, 2004.

"The Hidden History of the Antiwar Movement," New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Center, March 27, 2004.

"The Antiwar Movement We Are Not Supposed to Know About," New School University, March 30, 2004.

"When Did the Vietnam War Begin?  And What Difference Does It Make?" Yeshiva University, April 22, 2004.

"Kerry and Vietnam," WRT (Madison, WI), September 14, 2004.

"Iraq and Vietnam," West Chester University (PA), October 12, 2004.

"History of the Vietnam War," Montclair Adult School, October 19, 2004.

"History of the Iraq War," Kean University, October 21, 2004.

"On the 30th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War," Radio France International, April 30, 2005.

"'Vietnam' in the New American Century," The British Academy, London, May 14, 2005.

"The Conservative Labyrinth in Recent US History" (Commentator), American Studies Association Annual Convention,  Washington, DC, November 6, 2005.

"On Agent Orange and Torture," WBAI (NYC), November 14, 2005.

"On Menhaden," "Wild Side News," www.wildside.news, March 8, 2006.

"Net Losses," "Mother Jones on the Air," National Public Radio, March 10, 2006.

"On Menhaden," "Marketplace” with Kai Ryssdal, National Public Radio, April 17, 2006.  http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/04/17/PM200604176.html

"On Menhaden," "Shining Light into Darkness," KOOP (San Antonio), May 18, 2006.

"The Most Important Fish in the Chesapeake--and America," The Mariner's Museum, Newport News, VA, June 14, 2006.

"Net Losses" (Mother Jones, April/May 2006) adapted as PBS NOW show with David Brancaccio, July 21, 2006.  http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/229/net-losses.html  
http://www-tc.pbs.org/now/rss/media/NOW-229.mp3?mii=1&play

"On George Jackson," KAZU (Pacific Grove, CA), August 25, 2006.

"From Vietnam to Iraq," WORT (Madison, WI), December 19, 2006.

"The Inside Stories of the Global American Prison," American Literature Section, Modern Language Association Convention, December 28, 2006.

"Voices from Prison," "What's the Word" (Modern Language Association Radio Program), National Public Radio, March 2007; available at www.mla.org.

Moderator, “Prison Literature,” New England PEN, Boston, April 19, 2007; broadcast live on WGBH; podcast http://forum.wgbh.org/wgbh/forum.php?lecture_id=3456

“The Most Important Fish in the Sea,” Save the Bay, Providence, RI, April 20, 2007.

On The Most Important Fish in the Sea: “Ecologic,” WBAI, April 17, 2007; “Law and Disorder,” WBAI, April 18, 2007; WORT, Madison, WI, May 8; “Steal This Radio,” podcast, May 11; Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, Cambridge, May  17; WSCL, Delmarva Public Radio, May 18; WCTR, Chesterton, MD, May 18; WUSB, Stony Brook, NY, May 21; East Carolina Radio, May 30; Manasquan Fishing Club, June 1; New Jersey Historical Society, June 6; KPFA, Berkeley, June 15; WAMU, Washington, DC, June 29;  Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, June 29; Raritan Bay Anglers Club, August 8; Saltwater Anglers of Bergen County, September 18; Teaneck Library, October 9, 2007; WTKF (NC), January 21, 2008.

Commencement Address, Brooklyn Friends School, 2007.

“Save the Ugly Little Fish,” National Public Radio, “Marketplace, Morning Report,” June 5, 2007.  http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2007/06/05/AM200706052.html

"The Vietnam War Today," "Shining Light into Darkness," KOOP (San Antonio), September 10, 2007.

"An Evening with Bruce Franklin," NARA Theater, Norfolk, VA, September 20, 2007.

"The Most Important Fish in the Chesapeake," Virginia Wesleyan College, September 21, 2007.

"Scholar/Activist, Activist/Scholar: The Life and Work of H. Bruce Franklin," Respondent, American Studies Association, Philadelphia, October 12, 2007.

"Music and the Vietnam War" on "When Pop and Politics Meet," Radio Scotland, BBC, January 18, 2008.

“The Tet Offensive,” Brecht Forum (NYC), February 25, 2008.

“Menhaden,” Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, Baltimore, March 6, 2008.

“The Most Important Fish in the Sea,” The Nature Conservancy (New York), March 6, 2008.

“The Antiwar Movement We’re Supposed to Forget,” Campus Antiwar Network, East Coast Conference, April 5, 2008.

“The Superweapon and the American Imagination,” Hamner Lecture, University of Western Michigan, April 10, 2008.

“The Most Important Fish in the Sea,” University of Western Michigan, April 11, 2008.

Keynote Address, Forage Fish Conference, Marine Fish Conservation Network, Raleigh, NC, April 18, 2008.

Keynote Address, Marine Fish Conservation Network Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 3, 2008.

“War Stars,” Electric Politics Podcast, June 20, 2008.  http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2008/06/its_not_defense_spending.html

"Science and History: The Case of Menhaden," Virginia Institute of Marine Science, July 8, 2008.

“War Stars,” WORT (Madison), July 15, 2008.

"The Most Important Fish in the Sea," Chilmark Public Library, Martha's Vineyard, July 30, 2008.

"From Whales to Menhaden," New Bedford Whaling Museum, July 31, 2008.

On War Stars, KOOP (Texas), August 3, 2008.

Interview on “Eco Logic,” WBAI, August 5, 2008.

Interview on “Law and Disorder,” WBAI August 11, 2008.  http://lawanddisorder.org/2008/08/10/law-and-disorder-august-11-2008/

"The Inside Stories of the American Prison," Old Dominion University, October 2, 2008.

"War Stars," New York Metropolitan Area American Studies Association, November 12, 2008.

"The Most Important Fish in the Sea," William Paterson University, November 13, 2008.

“The Most Important Fish in the Sea,” One Community, One Book, Wellfleet, MA, March 21, 2009.

Video presentation of VIETNAM Y LAS FANTASIAS NORTEAMERICANAS, University of Buenos Aires, April 27, 2009.

“The Most Important Fish in the Sea,” University of the District of Columbia, November 5, 2009.

“The Most Important Fish in the Sea,” Coastal Flyrodders of New Jersey, November 17, 2009.

Chair and commentator, “Technologies of War,” American Studies Association, November 7, 2009.

“Menhaden,” Radio Five Live, BBC, December 24, 2009.

“Forage Fish,” KUOW (Seattle), January 5, 2010.

“Menhaden,” Voice of America TV (recorded January 7, 2010).

“Omega Protein,” Fox News TV, Washington, March 4 and 5, 2010.

“Menhaden,” Morning Show, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 5, 2010.

“The U.S. Political Environment,” 3CR 855AM, Melbourne, April 27, 2010.

“The Most Important Fish in the Sea,”  WMNY (Pittsburgh); WVLY (Wheeling, WV).  (Recorded, September 2, 2010).

“The Antiwar Movement We’re Not Supposed to Know About,”  The Big Read, Ephrata (PA) Library, September 23, 2010.

"The Most Important Fish in the Sea," Saltwater Anglers of Bergen County, February 15, 2011.

Invited Testimony on HB1142, Environment Committee, Maryland House of Delegates, March 16, 2011.

“The Case of Stanford,” “Academic Freedom and the 1960s” Conference, NYU, April 1, 2011.

Keynote, Nor’east.Com Fishing Seminar Series, Oakdale, New York, April 9, 2011.

“The Weapons of Science Fiction and the Pax Americana,” Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, March 28, 2013.

Interview about Assata Shakur, NBC Channel 4 News, May 2, 2013.

“Wars and the Environment,” Norfolk Academy, Virginia, November 7, 2013.

Chair, “Keywords for American Studies, War, and Peace,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 23, 2013.

“Maximum Security Nation,” Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, January 19, 2014.

"Menhaden Fisheries--the most valuable fish in the sea?", 19th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, Tulane Law School, February 21, 2014.

"The Final Solution: American Superweapons," "Yellow Peril: Detoxifying Fear," The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, March 7, 2014.

Miscellaneous

1962-1964: Scientific Writing Consultant, Stanford Research Institute 

1963: National Chairman, Conference of the Advanced Placement Program in English (College Entrance Examination Board). 

1966- : Referee for Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Publications of the Modern Language Association, University of California Press, North-western University Press, American Literature, Duke University Press, American Quarterly, Ramparts Press, Bobbs-Merrill, Harper & Row, Mosaic, Harcourt, Brace and World, Lippincott, University of Pittsburgh Press, Wesleyan University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, Rutgers University Press, Kennikat Press, University of Minnesota Press, National Endowment for the Humanities, University of Tennessee Press, University of Oklahoma Press, Northern Illinois University Press, University of Georgia Press, University of Mississippi Press, University of North Carolina Press, University of Massachusetts Press, Cornell University Press, et al

1970-1974: Commentator and talk show host (monthly and bi-monthly), KPFA, Berkeley, California.

1973-2002 : Editorial Board, Editorial Consultant, Science-Fiction Studies

Advisory Curator, "Star Trek and the Sixties" (Exhibit), National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, February 27, 1992-January 1993. Also at American Natural History Museum--Hayden Planetarium (New York), July 9, 1993-March 6, 1994. 

Script consultant, Sugarloaf Films, 1993. 

President, Melville Society, 1993. 

Advisory Board, Viet Nam Generation, 1994- 2000.

Board of Advisory Editors, Series of Working Papers on Historical Systems, Nations, and Peoples, 1998-2005.

Advisory Board, LEVIATHAN: A JOURNAL OF MELVILLE STUDIES, 1998-.

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