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Bachelor of Arts,
Doctor of Philosophy, English and American Literature,
Certificate in Environmental Horticulture,
1987- : John Cotton Dana Professor of English and
American Studies, Rutgers--The
1980-1987 Professor II (Distinguished Professor) of
1975-1980 Professor of English,
1974-1975 (second semester): Visiting Lecturer in
1965-1972: Associate Professor of English and American
1967: Lecturer, Free
1964-1965: Assistant Professor of English and American
1961-1964: Assistant Professor of English and American Literature,
1963-1964: Lecturer, Department of Adult Education,
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
1953: Upholsterer, Carb Manufacturing Company.
1951 and 1952: Batch worker, Mayfair Photofinishing
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,
Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, 1975-1976.
The Alexander Cappon Prize for the Essay, 1978.
The Teacher of the Year Award, Alumni Association,
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished
The Eaton Award of 1981 (for Robert A. Heinlein:
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.
Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research at
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,
The Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for Lifetime Achievement in American Studies, 2008.
“One Community, One Book,”
WAKE OF THE GODS: MELVILLE'S MYTHOLOGY.
AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
HERMAN MELVILLE'S MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER (edition).
THE SCARLET LETTER, TOGETHER WITH MAIN STREET, ETHAN
BRAND, AND HAWTHORNE'S PUBLISHED CRITICAL WRITINGS,
compiled, edited, with critical introduction.
HERMAN MELVILLE'S THE CONFIDENCE-MAN: HIS MASQUERADE.
Annotated edition with critical introduction.
WHO SHOULD RUN THE UNIVERSITIES? John A. Howard,
President of Rockford College, co-author.
FROM THE MOVEMENT: TOWARD REVOLUTION.
THE ESSENTIAL STALIN: MAJOR THEORETICAL WRITINGS,
BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM.
THE VICTIM AS CRIMINAL AND ARTIST: LITERATURE FROM THE
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN:
AMERICAN PRISONERS AND EX-PRISONERS: AN ANNOTATED
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THEIR WRITINGS, 1798-1981.
COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT. (Collection of science fiction
about nuclear weapons, with historical introduction and
biographical, critical, and bibliographic materials.)
AND AMERICA: A DOCUMENTED HISTORY. Co-edited with
historical introductions and notes co-authored with Marvin
E. Gettleman, Jane M. Franklin, and Marilyn Young.
STARS: THE SUPERWEAPON AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION.
OR MYTHMAKING IN AMERICA.
WAR IN AMERICAN STORIES, SONGS, AND POEMS.
IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA. (Anthology.)
OTHER AMERICAN FANTASIES.
MOST IMPORTANT FISH IN THE SEA: MENHADEN AND AMERICA.
"Hamlet on the Waterfront,"
"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
"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.)
"How We Started Our War against
"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.
"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.
"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,
"Howard Philips Lovecraft," Encyclopedia
"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,
(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
"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),
Review of Less Than a Score, But a Point: Poems by T.
J. Reddy,University Review (
"Future Shocks," Book World, The
"The Tarry Hand of Herman Melville," in Weapons of
"Why Not Teach the Humanities to Adult Basic Education
Students," in Why Teach the Humanities to Adult Basic
"`A' Is for Afro-American: A Primer on American
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,
"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,"
"What Are We To Make of J. G. Ballard's Apocalypse?," Voices
the Future, Volume II.
"Literature from Prisons," New York Times (Op-Ed), February 11, 1978.
"Herman Melville--Kunstler der Arbeiterwelt," Amerikanische
"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.
"Science Fiction before Gernsback," Turning Points:
Essays on the Art of Science Fiction, edited by
"Nathaniel Hawthorne," The Encyclopedia of Science
"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
Up the Canon: Selected Papers From the English Institute,
Introduction to Poems in One/Part Harmony by T.
“The Victim as Criminal and Artist,” inside/out:
Prose and Poetry from
Introduction to The Iron Heel by Jack London.
Review of War in Melville's Imagination by Joyce
Sparer Adler, The
"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.
"Teaching the Vietnam War in the 1980s," Chronicle of
Higher Education, November 4, 1981. Reprinted in the
"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.
"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.
"From Empire to Empire: Billy Budd, Sailor," in Herman
Reassessments, Edited by A. Robert Lee.
"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,"
"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.
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.
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.
"Nuclear Promise/Threat," The New Encyclopedia of
Science Fiction. NY and
"The Superweapon and Its Cultural Images" (excerpted from War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination), Zeta Magazine, 2 (February 1989), 97-103.
Afterword, Mordecai Roshwald, Level 7.
"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,
"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
("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
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.
"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.
("Fatal Fiction: A Weapon to End All Wars" [reprint] in The
Considered: Critical Studies of Nuclear War Literature.
Ed. Nancy Anisfield.
("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
"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.
"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
("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.
(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.
("`Apparent Symbol of Despotic Command': Melville's Benito
Cereno" [reprint] in Critical Essays on "Benito
Cereno." Ed. Robert
"Past, Present, and Future Seemed One," Critical
Essays on "Benito Cereno." Ed. Robert
"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.)
"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
"Deconstructing the POW/MIA Myths" (interview), Lies of Our Times, 4 (December 1993), 10-13.
"Of Victims and Heroes in
"In His Own Words," The Nation, 257 (December 6, 1993), 680.
"What King Would Have Said,"
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
"From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of
"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.
(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 , Article 21.)
("Star Trek in the Vietnam Era," [condensation], Locus, October 1994, 43-45.)
"Facing the Death Penalty in the
(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
Review essay on Prisoners of Hope by Susan Katz Keating, The Nation, January 2, 1995, 22-24.
("A History of Literature by Convicts in
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.
Foreword to Vietnam-Perkasie by W. D. Ehrhart.
Foreword to Passing Time by W. D. Ehrhart.
("The POW/MIA Myth," reprinted from The Atlantic
Monthly, Vietnam News [
("`The Last Chapter'?" [Adapted from M.I.A. Or
(Chapter on "Bartleby" from The Wake of the Gods
reprinted in Short Story Criticism.
"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
("From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America's
Wars" [reprint] in The Norton Reader, Ninth
Edition. Edited by Linda H. Peterson, et al.,
Preface, St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers,
4th ed. Ed. Jay P. Pederson.
("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,
("Teaching Vietnam Today" [reprint], Primis Database.
("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.
(Korean translation of "Eternally Safe for Democracy: The
Final Solution of American Science Fiction" in Contemporary
World Literature [
("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.
"Slavery and Empire: Melville's Benito Cereno,"
in The Evermoving Dawn: Essays in Celebration of the
Melville Centennial. Ed. John Bryant and Robert
"Billy Budd and Capital Punishment: A Tale of Three Centuries," American Literature, 69 (June 1997), 337-359.
of The Street and Other Stories and Cage Eleven:
Writings from Prison by Gerry Adams. Book World,
(Korean translation of "From Realism to Virtual
Reality: Images of America's Wars" in CONTEMPORARY WORLD
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.
of Crime and Punishment in America by Elliott Currie.
Book World, The
("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.
"Burning Illusions: The Napalm Campaign" in Against
"Kurt Vonnegut Since 1982," SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS. Ed.
(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
and Medicine, Edited by Anne Hunsaker Hawkins and
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre.
"The War in American Culture about the Vietnam War,"
("The POW/MIA Myth" reprinted in The Vietnam War,
ed. Walter L. Hixson.
Review of Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing
"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.
Denial Syndrome: Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the
Woods" in Novel History: Historians and
"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.
in American Culture about the Vietnam War" ("Xung
Dot Trong Nen Van Hoa My Xung Quanh Van de Chien
in Encyclopedia of American Studies.
"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).
Important Fish in the Sea" reprinted by Coastal
("The Antiwar Movement We Are Supposed to Forget" reprinted in International Socialist Review, March-April 2002. 50-54.)
Fiction of Medicine," in No Cure for the Future:
Disease and Medicine in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Ed. Gary Westfahl and George Slusser.
Fiction," Computer Sciences. Ed. Roger R.
"Bartleby" from The Wake of the Gods reprinted in Melville's
Novels: Norton Critical Edition.
Literature," in Violence in
Action in the 21st Century" in Blackwell Companion to
Important Fish in the Sea," reprinted in The Best
American Science and Nature Writing. Ed.
("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.
to Virtual Reality: Images of America's Wars" reprinted in
The Arlington Reader: Canons and
Contexts, Ed. Lynn Z. Bloom, Louise Smith, and
Important Fish in the Sea" reprinted in Outlooks:
Readings for Environmental Literacy, 2nd ed.
Ed. Michael McKinney.
"Under Attack for 150 Years," Clarion, Summer 2003, 10.
Our Profession': The Bombers Take Over," in The
Airplane and American Culture. Ed. Dominick A.
Most Precious Fish," The Sportsman's Magazine,
February 2004, 24, 49. Reprinted in
Fiction" in Concise Encyclopedia of Computer Science.
Ed. Edwin Reilly.
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].
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.
Budd and Capital Punishment,"
Budd, War, Empire, and Music," Billy Budd
Program, San Francisco Opera 2004-2005 Season.
"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
The Final Frontier:
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
Denial Syndrome: Tim O'Brien's In the
"The World in a Prison: Beethoven's Fidelio," Fidelio Program, San Francisco Opera 2005-2006 Season.
"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 Norgaard.
"Burning Illusions: The Napalm Campaign" in Against the Vietnam War (Revised edition) Ed. Mary Susannah Robbins.
"The Most Important Fish in the
to Virtual Reality: Images of America’s Wars,” reprinted
in An Introduction to
"Can the Penitentiary Teach the Academy How to Read?" PMLA, May 2008 (Vol. 123, No. 3), 643-649.
The Last Fish Tale, by Mark Kurlansky. Book
Stories of the Global American Prison,”
“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 (
“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
Solution non satisfaisante, (
Ruins,” in Ruth Formanek, Fish Factories: Ruins of an
American Industry (
and 'Scientific' Medicine" reprinted in Bioethics in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” ed. Gary Wiener (
"Billy Budd and
Capital Punishment: A Tale of Three Centuries" reprinted
Criticism, Vol. 234 (Gale Publishing:
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
“The Flight of the Young Chicken-Hawk: How Mitt Romney Dodged the Draft,” Counterpunch, Vol. 19, No. 8, April 16-30, 2012. 1-2.
Limits Vital to Ecosystem, Economy,”
“Missing in Action
in the 21st Century” in Four Decades On:
(“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
“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
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.
and Literature Section, Philological Association of the
"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.
in the Classroom,"
Liberation," with Aimé Cesaire and Alioune Diop, La
Société Africaine de Culture (Présence Africaine),
Strategy for American Studies,"' American Studies
"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.
of Science Fiction," Second Annual Conference, Science
Fiction Writers of
"Literary Criticism in the 1970s," with Leslie Fiedler and Thomas Clayton, Special Forum, February 6-7, 1970, UCLA.
as a Social Institution," Canadian Conference on
"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,
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.
OPEN SOCIETY, film directed by Otto Lang, produced by
Airlie Productions and
at 28th Annual Conference on World Affairs,
the Humanities to Adult Basic Education Students," Town
Meeting, University of
"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.
History and Literary Criticism,"
"New Jersey Writing Today," Moderator, Panel Discussion, Bicentennial Conference on New Jersey's Literary Heritage, Kean College, April 17, 1976.
World Really Coming to an End: Science Fiction and the
"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.
the American Prison," The Arts in
of Science Fiction," The Arts in
Inside," Heywood Hale Braun Audio Cassette (with Nathan
Huggins), Jeffrey Norton Publishers,
the American Prison," Series of Lectures in prisons in
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,"
#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.
"English as an Institution: the Role of Class," The English Institute, September 2, 1979.
the American Prison," Lecture presented by the
Maryland Department of Education,
to Empire: BILLY BUDD and the Modern Reader," Modern
Language Association Convention, December 19, 1979.
of Revolution in the
Destiny of the Lone Genius: Science Fiction in
That Have Something To Do with Classes?", "Humanists
Rediscover the Classics,"
the Past, Nightmares of the Future," Contemporary
Versions of the American Dream,
Political Leaders," Lecture presented by the Maryland
Department of Education,
"Prison Literature," WLIB (N.Y.), April 15, 1981.
Where We're Going: Visions of the Future in Science
Fiction Films, 1970-1981," J. Lloyd Eaton Conference,
"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.
Nexus of Empires: Billy Budd, Sailor,"
and Science Fiction,"
the Sources of Anti-Utopia,"
Conference on Facing Nuclear Holocaust, American Studies
Penalty in the
"On Teaching the Vietnam War," KPFA (Berkeley), July 24, 1985.
Interview, KGO-AM (West Coast), July 24, 1985.
"The Arms Race: Who Wins, Who Loses," AFL-CIO Labor Leadership Institute, October 30, 1985.
"Strange Scenarios: Science Fiction, Star Wars, and the Theory of Alienation," Literature and Science Division, Modern Language Association Convention, December 28, 1985.
"Loomings," Melville Section, Northeast Modern Language Association, April 4, 1986.
Power: The Superweapon in American Culture,"
"Nuclear Culture: Popular Perspectives," Commentator, American Studies Association International Convention, November 22, 1987.
and American Culture,"
the Bomb, and the Screen," Conference on the War Film:
Contexts and Images,
Vietnam War," Socialist Scholars Conference,
in Recent Science Fiction" (Panelist), J. Lloyd Eaton
"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.
The Prehistory of Strategic Bombing," National Air and
"Fatal Fictions" (interview), WBEZ (Chicago), November 2, 1989.
"Superweapons Past and Present" (interview), WBEZ (Chicago), December 5, 1989.
the Ultimate Weapon in American Technology, Culture, and
Policy," Science and Public Policy Section,
Weapon in American Culture," National Association for
Science, Technology & Society Annual Meeting,
War as Fantasy and Science Fiction," The Fantastic
Imagination in New Critical Theories Conference,
Speech, Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts,
Fantasy, and War" (panel), Conference on the Fantastic in
Session Chairperson, Conference on the Fantastic in the
Addiction of All:
The Ultimate Weapon of American Culture," State
Time with Mark Twain," American Literature Society of
Administration and the P.O.W. Issue," The Society of
Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual
War as American Science Fiction," Pioneer Award Acceptance
Speech, Science Fiction Research Association Annual
Empire: Melville's Benito Cereno," Melville
Society Centennial Program,
Homelessness in Melville," Joseph S. Schick Lecture in
Language, Literature, and Lexicography,
"The POW/MIA Myth" (Atlantic Monthly cover story):
KMOX, St. Louis (November 29, 1991); WXYT,
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)
Trek in the
Keynote Address, Conference on Images of War in Literature, the Media, and Society, Colorado Springs, March 6, 1992.
Beings as Fiction, Film, and Myth," Popular Culture
to Virtual Reality: Images of
Myth," College at Oneonta, State
Issue Then and Now,"
and Cultural History of the POW/MIA Issue," Permanent
"Star Trek and the Sixties" Exhibit, Chesapeake Bay
American Studies Association, National Air and
Trek in the
"POW/MIA: Myth and History," Socialist Scholars Conference, NYC, April 11, 1993.
Myth of Live POWs Has Possessed
Myth, and Media," Society of Professional Journalists,
to Virtual Reality: Images of
Session, "Constructing the Future: Nature, Technology,
Media(tion), and Contradiction," American Studies
Association Annual Convention,
Chapter'?," Conference on the
Society Annual Meeting,
The Strange Case of W. D. Ehrhart," Sixties Generations
"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.
Science Fiction by American Women in the 19th Century,"
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
History," International Association for the Fantastic in
the Arts Convention,
Session, "The Vietnam War: Teach Our Children Well,"
Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Vietnam War in the 1990s," Popular Culture Association and
American Culture Association Conference,
Interview on the Vietnam War in American culture, Radio France International (Paris), April 27, 1995.
the POW/MIA Issue, Radio
Chapter?", Conference on "The Legacy of
Interview on the literature of the Vietnam War, BBC, February 21, 1996 (taped for later broadcast).
War and the Culture Wars," Institute for the Study of
Culture and Society,
and the Culture Wars," International Association for the
Fantastic in the Arts Convention,
"Medicine Considered as Science Fiction," J. Lloyd Eaton
the POW/MIA issue, WORT (
"Pedagogy and Political Practice: What's at Stake in Literary Study?", Socialist Scholars Conference, March 21, 1998.
Incarceration," Critical Resistance Conference, University
"Clark Clifford," Interview, KPFA (Berkeley), October 10, 1998.
Prison and Its Literature,"
"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.
in American Culture about the Vietnam War,"
War, the Culture Wars, and the CUNY Wars; Or, The Perils
of Western Civilization," City
Movement We Are Supposed to Forget,"
Seen the Future . . .," Panelist, Socialist Scholars
"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.
War Today," KZMR (
Veterans for Peace annual convention,
DNA testing legislation, KPFK (
Or, Is Rational Religion Possible?" Center for
Inquiry of New York/New Jersey,
Identity in the
Presidential pardons," KPFK (
Prison in the Culture Wars," Radical Caucus, Modern
Language Association Convention,
"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.
War and the Culture Wars; Or, The Perils of Western
Civilization," Popular Culture Association Convention,
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.
Future," Keynote Address,
Relations, WPKN (
Vietnam War," The
"Teaching the Vietnam War During the 'War on Terrorism,'" American Studies Association Convention, November 11, 2001.
On Menhaden, WGBB, December 8, 2001.
On Jack Henry Abbott, All Things Considered," National Public Radio, February 12, 2002. Archived at www.npr.org.
Contexts and Texts," Conference on September 11: One Year
After, Museum of the City of
"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.
"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.
"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.
History of the Antiwar Movement,"
Movement We Are Not Supposed to Know About," New
the Vietnam War Begin? And What Difference Does It
the Vietnam War,"
30th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War," Radio
Labyrinth in Recent
"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
"Shining Light into Darkness," KOOP (
Important Fish in the
(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
Jackson," KAZU (
"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.
Literature,” New England PEN,
Important Fish in the Sea,” Save the Bay,
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.
“Save the Ugly Little Fish,” National Public Radio, “Marketplace, Morning Report,” June 5, 2007. http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2007/06/05/AM200706052.html
War Today," "Shining Light into Darkness," KOOP (
with Bruce Franklin," NARA Theater,
Important Fish in the
The Life and Work of H. Bruce Franklin," Respondent,
American Studies Association,
“The Tet Offensive,” Brecht Forum (NYC), February 25, 2008.
Group on Biological Diversity,
Important Fish in the Sea,” The Nature Conservancy (
“The Antiwar Movement We’re Supposed to Forget,” Campus Antiwar Network, East Coast Conference, April 5, 2008.
and the American Imagination,” Hamner Lecture,
Important Fish in the Sea,”
Forage Fish Conference, Marine Fish Conservation Network,
Marine Fish Conservation Network Annual Conference,
“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.
Important Fish in the Sea," Chilmark Public Library,
War Stars, KOOP (
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/
Stories of the American Prison,"
Important Fish in the Sea,"
Important Fish in the Sea,” One Community, One Book,
Y LAS FANTASIAS NORTEAMERICANAS,
Important Fish in the Sea,” University of the
Important Fish in the Sea,” Coastal Flyrodders of
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).
Fox News TV,
“Menhaden,” Morning Show, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 5, 2010.
Important Fish in the Sea,”
“The Antiwar Movement We’re Not Supposed to Know About,” The Big Read, Ephrata (PA) Library, September 23, 2010.
Important Fish in the Sea," Saltwater Anglers of
“The Case of Stanford,” “Academic Freedom and the 1960s” Conference, NYU, April 1, 2011.
Fishing Seminar Series,
“The Weapons of Science Fiction and the Pax Americana,” Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, March 28, 2013.
Chair, “Keywords for American Studies, War, and Peace,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 23, 2013.
Nation,” Ethical Culture Society of
"Menhaden Fisheries--the most valuable fish in the sea?", 19th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, Tulane Law School, February 21, 2014.
Final Solution: American Superweapons," "Yellow Peril:
Detoxifying Fear," The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at
NYU, March 7, 2014.
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.
and talk show host (monthly and bi-monthly), KPFA,
1973-2002 : Editorial Board, Editorial Consultant, Science-Fiction Studies.
"Star Trek and the Sixties" (Exhibit), National Air and
Script consultant, Sugarloaf Films, 1993.
President, Melville Society, 1993.
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-.
Biographical information: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Outstanding People of the 20th Century; Outstanding Scholars of the 20th Century; Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century; Contemporary Authors; 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century; Dictionary of International Biography; One Thousand Great Scholars; et al.