Bachelor of Arts,
Doctor of Philosophy, English and American Literature,
Certificate in Environmental Horticulture,
1987-2016 : John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies,
1980-1987 Professor II (Distinguished Professor) of English,
1975-1980 Professor of English,
1974-1975 (second semester): Visiting Lecturer in American Studies,
1965-1972: Associate Professor of English and American Literature,
1967: Lecturer, Free
1964-1965: Assistant Professor of English and American Literature, The
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 Company,
1953: Upholsterer, Carb Manufacturing Company.
1951 and 1952: Batch worker, Mayfair Photofinishing Company,
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 Teaching at
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,”
OF THE GODS: MELVILLE'S MYTHOLOGY.
PERFECT: 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
WHO SHOULD RUN THE UNIVERSITIES? John A. Howard, President of Rockford
FROM THE MOVEMENT: TOWARD REVOLUTION.
THE ESSENTIAL STALIN: MAJOR THEORETICAL WRITINGS, 1905-1952.
BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM.
THE VICTIM AS CRIMINAL AND ARTIST: LITERATURE FROM THE AMERICAN PRISON.
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
AMERICA: A DOCUMENTED HISTORY. Co-edited with historical introductions and
notes co-authored with Marvin E. Gettleman, Jane M. Franklin, and Marilyn
THE SUPERWEAPON AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION.
MYTHMAKING IN AMERICA.
VIETNAM WAR IN AMERICAN STORIES, SONGS, AND POEMS. (Collection.)
WRITING IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA. (Anthology.)
AND OTHER AMERICAN FANTASIES.
IMPORTANT FISH IN THE SEA: MENHADEN AND AMERICA.
CRASH COURSE: FROM THE GOOD WAR TO THE FOREVER WAR. Forthcoming, Rutgers University Press, 2018.
"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 Cereno,"
"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
"Future Shocks," Book World, The
"The Tarry Hand of Herman Melville," in Weapons of Criticism.
"Why Not Teach the Humanities to Adult Basic Education Students,"
in Why Teach the Humanities to Adult Basic Education Students.
"`A' Is for Afro-American: A Primer on American Literature,"
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
"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
for the Future, Volume II.
"Literature from Prisons," New York Times (Op-Ed), February 11, 1978.
"Herman Melville--Kunstler der Arbeiterwelt," Amerikanische
literaturkritik im engagement.
"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.
"Nathaniel Hawthorne," The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
"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,
Introduction to Poems in One/Part Harmony by T. J. Reddy.
“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
Melville: 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
"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 Kuhn.
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.
"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
("Fatal Fiction: A Weapon to End All Wars" [reprint] in The Nightmare
Considered: Critical Studies of Nuclear War Literature. Ed. Nancy
("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
"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.)
“Prisoners of Woe” (interview article by Delphine Taylor), Rutgers Magazine, Summer 1992, 17-21.
"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 1763-3749 by
"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.)
President’s Address, Melville Society Extracts, March 1994, 14-15.
("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
("`The Last Chapter'?" [Adapted from M.I.A. Or Mythmaking in
(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
("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
("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. Bonnie Szumski.
"Slavery and Empire: Melville's Benito Cereno," in The
Evermoving Dawn: Essays in Celebration of the Melville Centennial. Ed. John
Bryant and Robert Milder.
"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
(Korean translation of "From Realism to Virtual Reality: Images
of America's Wars" in CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE [
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
("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 the
"Kurt Vonnegut Since 1982," SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS. Ed. Richard
(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
"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 by
"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.
the Denial Syndrome: Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods" in Novel
History: Historians and Novelists Confront
"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.
War in American Culture about the Vietnam War" ("Xung Dot Trong
Nen Van Hoa My Xung Quanh Van de Chien Tranh
Literature" 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).
Most Important Fish in the Sea" reprinted by Coastal Conservation
("The Antiwar Movement We Are Supposed to Forget" reprinted in International Socialist Review, March-April 2002. 50-54.)
Science Fiction of Medicine," in No Cure for the Future: Disease and
Medicine in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Ed. Gary Westfahl and George
in Fiction," Computer Sciences. Ed. Roger R. Flynn.
on "Bartleby" from The Wake of the Gods reprinted in Melville's
Short Novels: Norton Critical Edition.
War Literature," in Violence in
in Action in the 21st Century" in Blackwell Companion to the
Most Important Fish in the Sea," reprinted in The Best American Science
and Nature Writing. Ed. Natalie Angier.
("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.
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.
Most 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.
Is Our Profession': The Bombers Take Over," in The Airplane and
American Culture. Ed. Dominick A. Pisano.
Our Most Precious Fish," The Sportsman's Magazine, February
2004, 24, 49. Reprinted in
in Fiction" in Concise Encyclopedia of Computer Science. Ed.
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].
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.
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
of 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
the 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
Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of America’s Wars,” reprinted in An
"Can the Penitentiary Teach the Academy How to Read?" PMLA, May 2008 (Vol. 123, No. 3), 643-649.
of The Last Fish Tale, by Mark Kurlansky. Book World,
Inside 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.
vous inquiétez pas, ce n’est que de la science-fiction!” (translated from War Stars) in Solution non satisfaisante,
Industry’s Ruins,” in Ruth Formanek, Fish Factories: Ruins of an American
Frankenstein 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 in Nineteenth-Century
Literature 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 in the
“The Flight of the Young Chicken-Hawk: How Mitt Romney Dodged the Draft,” Counterpunch, Vol. 19, No. 8, April 16-30, 2012. 1-2. http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/09/07/how-mitt-dodged-the-draft/
“Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay,” Documentary film based on The Most Important Fish in the Sea, including interview with H. Bruce Franklin. LinkTV: Earth Focus Episode 40, May 29, 2012. http://news1.linktv.org/videos/menhaden-the-most-important-fish-in-the-bay
Catch 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
"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.
Memory of the Vietnam War in the Epoch of the Forever War,”
“Pay Per Vote: The Wave of the Future,” Counterpunch, January 25, 2015. http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/26/pay-per-vote-the-wave-of-the-future
Translation of Foreword to W. D. Ehrhart’s Passing
Television in the 1960s:
“Prison Literature, Then and Now,” American Book Review, Vol. 36, #3, March/April 2015.
Prisons: The Caging of Human Rights,”
Mehr News Agency (
“Menhaden and the Need for Ecosystem Management,” Underwater Naturalist, Vol. 36, Fall 2015, 8-15.
“Vietnam and Other American Fantasies,”
“From Realism to Virtual Reality,” WhoWhatWhy, April 13, 2017.
("The Science Fiction of Medicine," with new Afterword. In Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Greg Benford, Gary Westfahl, Howard Hendrix, and Joseph D. Miller. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, forthcoming.)
Mythology 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.
Revelations about U.S. Air Force Activities, KGO-TV, February 2, 1966.
Fiction in the Classroom,"
Afro-American Liberation," with Aimé Cesaire and Alioune Diop, La Société
Africaine de Culture (Présence Africaine),
'A Strategy for American Studies,"' American Studies Association of
"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.
Subversiveness 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.
University as a Social Institution," Canadian Conference 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,
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.
of OPEN SOCIETY, film directed by Otto Lang, produced by Airlie Productions and
presentations at 28th Annual Conference on World Affairs,
Teach the Humanities to Adult Basic Education Students," Town Meeting,
"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.
Literary History and Literary Criticism,"
"New Jersey Writing Today," Moderator, Panel Discussion, Bicentennial Conference on New Jersey's Literary Heritage, Kean College, April 17, 1976.
“The Literature of the American Prison,” Unitarian Church of Summit, May 30, 1976
the World Really Coming to an End: Science Fiction and the Doomsday
"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.
from the American Prison," The Arts in
History of Science Fiction," The Arts in
from Inside," Heywood Hale Braun Audio Cassette (with Nathan Huggins),
Jeffrey Norton Publishers,
from the American Prison," Series of Lectures in prisons in
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.
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.
"English as an Institution: the Role of Class," The English Institute, September 2, 1979.
from the American Prison," Lecture presented by the
Maryland Department of Education,
Empire to Empire: BILLY BUDD and the Modern Reader," Modern
Language Association Convention, December 19, 1979.
Novel of Revolution in the
Manifest Destiny of the Lone Genius: Science Fiction in Nineteenth-Century
Does That Have Something To Do with Classes?", "Humanists Rediscover
of the Past, Nightmares of the Future," Contemporary Versions of the
Fiction and Us,"
as Political Leaders," Lecture presented by the Maryland Department of
"Prison Literature," WLIB (N.Y.), April 15, 1981.
Look 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.
the Nexus of Empires: Billy Budd, Sailor,"
War and Science Fiction,"
and the Sources of Anti-Utopia,"
Empire to Empire,"
Address, Conference on Facing Nuclear Holocaust, American Studies Program,
Death 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.
of Power: The Superweapon in American Culture,"
"Nuclear Culture: Popular Perspectives," Commentator, American Studies Association International Convention, November 22, 1987.
Superweapon and American Culture,"
Bomber, the Bomb, and the Screen," Conference on the War Film: Contexts
the Vietnam War," Socialist Scholars Conference,
Violence in Recent Science Fiction" (Panelist), J. Lloyd Eaton Conference,
Address, "Science Fiction,
"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.
Visions: 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.
of the Ultimate Weapon in American Technology, Culture, and Policy,"
Science and Public Policy Section,
Ultimate Weapon in American Culture," National Association for Science,
Technology & Society Annual Meeting,
Vietnam War as Fantasy and Science Fiction," The Fantastic Imagination in
New Critical Theories Conference,
Scholar Speech, Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts,
Fiction, Fantasy, and War" (panel), Conference on the Fantastic in the
Technology," Session Chairperson, Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts,
Biggest Addiction of All:
Stars: The Ultimate Weapon of American Culture," State
in Time with Mark Twain," American Literature Society of
Nixon Administration and the P.O.W. Issue," The Society of Historians of
American Foreign Relations Annual Conference,
Gulf War as American Science Fiction," Pioneer Award Acceptance Speech,
Science Fiction Research Association Annual Conference,
and Empire: Melville's Benito Cereno," Melville Society Centennial
and Homelessness in Melville," Joseph S. Schick Lecture in Language,
Literature, and Lexicography,
or, Mythmaking in
of "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.
Imaginary Beings as Fiction, Film, and Myth," Popular Culture Association
Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of
POW/MIA Myth," College at Oneonta, State
POW/MIA Issue Then and Now,"
Political and Cultural History of the POW/MIA Issue," Permanent
on "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.
the Myth of Live POWs Has Possessed
Politics, Myth, and Media," Society of Professional Journalists,
Realism to Virtual Reality: Images of
of Session, "Constructing the Future: Nature, Technology, Media(tion), and
Contradiction," American Studies Association Annual Convention,
Final Chapter'?," Conference on the
Melville Society Annual Meeting,
Or, The Strange Case of W. D. Ehrhart," Sixties Generations Conference,
"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.
Work: Science Fiction by American Women in the 19th Century,"
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Convention,
as History," International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
of Session, "The Vietnam War: Teach Our Children Well," Popular
Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference,
the 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.
on the POW/MIA Issue, Radio
Last Chapter?", Conference on "The Legacy of
Interview on the literature of the Vietnam War, BBC, February 21, 1996 (taped for later broadcast).
Vietnam War and the Culture Wars," Institute for the Study of Culture and
Fiction and the Culture Wars," International Association for the Fantastic
in the Arts Convention,
address, "Medicine Considered as Science Fiction," J. Lloyd Eaton
on the POW/MIA issue, WORT (
"Pedagogy and Political Practice: What's at Stake in Literary Study?", Socialist Scholars Conference, March 21, 1998.
Writing in 20th-Century
Not Incarceration," Critical Resistance Conference, University of
"Clark Clifford," Interview, KPFA (Berkeley), October 10, 1998.
American 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.
War in American Culture about the Vietnam War,"
Vietnam War, the Culture Wars, and the CUNY Wars; Or, The Perils of Western
Antiwar Movement We Are Supposed to Forget,"
Have Seen the Future . . .," Panelist, Socialist Scholars Conference,
"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.
Vietnam War Today," KZMR (
address, Veterans for Peace annual convention,
on DNA testing legislation, KPFK (
Fiction: Or, Is Rational Religion Possible?" Center for Inquiry of
New York/New Jersey,
and Identity in the
on Presidential pardons," KPFK (
American Prison in the Culture Wars," Radical Caucus, Modern Language
"From Plantation to
Penitentiary to the Prison-Industrial Complex: Literature of the American
Prison," Black American
Literature and Culture Division, 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.
Vietnam 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.
the Future," Keynote Address,
Cuba-US Relations, WPKN (
the Vietnam War," The
Bomb," Democracy Now,
"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.
9/11: 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.
Hidden History of the Antiwar Movement,"
Antiwar Movement We Are Not Supposed to Know About," New
Did the Vietnam War Begin? And What Difference Does It Make?"
of the Vietnam War,"
the 30th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War," Radio
Conservative 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
Menhaden," "Shining Light into Darkness," KOOP (
Most Important Fish in the
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
George 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.
“Prison Literature,” New England PEN,
Most 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
Vietnam War Today," "Shining Light into Darkness," KOOP (
Evening with Bruce Franklin," NARA Theater,
Most Important Fish in the
Activist/Scholar: The Life and Work of H. Bruce Franklin," Respondent,
American Studies Association,
“The Tet Offensive,” Brecht Forum (NYC), February 25, 2008.
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity,
Most 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.
Superweapon and the American Imagination,” Hamner Lecture,
Most Important Fish in the Sea,”
Address, Forage Fish Conference, Marine Fish Conservation Network,
Address, 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.
Stars,” WORT (
Most Important Fish in the Sea," Chilmark Public Library,
Whales to Menhaden,"
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/
Inside Stories of the American Prison,"
Most Important Fish in the Sea,"
Most Important Fish in the Sea,” One Community, One Book,
presentation of VIETNAM Y
LAS FANTASIAS NORTEAMERICANAS,
Most Important Fish in the Sea,” University of the
Most 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).
Protein,” Fox News TV,
“Menhaden,” Morning Show, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 5, 2010.
Most Important Fish in the Sea,” WMNY (
“The Antiwar Movement We’re Not Supposed to Know About,” The Big Read, Ephrata (PA) Library, September 23, 2010.
Most Important Fish in the Sea," Saltwater Anglers of
“The Case of Stanford,” “Academic Freedom and the 1960s” Conference, NYU, April 1, 2011.
Nor’east.Com Fishing Seminar Series,
Weapons of Science Fiction and the Pax Americana,”
and the Environment,”
Chair, “Keywords for American Studies, War, and Peace,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 23, 2013.
Security Nation,” Ethical Culture Society of
Fisheries--The Most Valuable Fish in the Sea?", 19th Annual
"The Final Solution: American Superweapons," "Yellow Peril: Detoxifying Fear," The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, March 7, 2014.
Have All the Weakfish Gone and What Can We Do To Bring Them Back,” Hudson River
Memory of the Vietnam War in the Epoch of the Forever War,” Keynote Address,
Collapsing Marine Ecology,” Manasquan Fishing Club,
Collapse of the Chesapeake Bay and the Disappearance of Weakfish,” Saltwater
“On Julian Assange,” RT America (International TV), September 7, 2016.
“Vietnam and Other American Fantasies,” Presentation of Cuban edition of Vietnam and Other American Fantasies, Havana Book Fair, February 10, 2017.
“Vietnam and the Forever War,” Talk presented by Veterans for Peace and American Legion (San Francisco Post), San Francisco, December 15, 2017.
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.
Commentator and talk show host (monthly and bi-monthly), KPFA,
1973-2002 : Editorial Board, Editorial Consultant, Science-Fiction Studies.
Curator, "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-.
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