Neil Easterbrook

Professor
English
Reed 317B

n.easterbrook@tcu.edu | 817-257-6251

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Education

Ph.D., American Literature and Literary Theory, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1988
MA, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1986
MAT, English Literature, Colgate University, 1981
BA, Philosophy, Ithaca College, 1979

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:
Literature and Film
Western World Literature I and II
Toni Morrison
History of Literary Criticism
Contemporary World Novel
Science Fiction
American Poetry
James Joyce
Introduction to Poetry
The Long Novel
Introduction to Literary Theory
Williams and Stevens
Composition I and II
Modern Fiction
Fable and Fantasy
Monsters!
Honors: Literature and Civilization II
First Year Seminar: Frankenstein
American Fiction Since 1960

Graduate:
Contemporary Literary Theory
Seminar in Literary Theory
Seminar in Poststructural Rhetoric
History of Criticism and Theory
Feminist Theory
Modern American Poetry
Theory of the Novel
The Profession of English
Intro to Graduate Study
Rhetoric and Film
Rhetoric and Literature

Areas of Focus

Literary Theory
History of Ideas
Science Fiction
American poetry

“Libertarianism and Anarchism.” The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction. Ed. Rob Latham. New York: Oxford UP, 2014. 549-60.

“Not if, when: Ian McDonald’s African Unsafari.” Africa SF. Ed. Mark Bould. Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres 25 (2013): 190-208.

“The Shamelessly Fictive: Mimesis and Metafantasy.” Festschrift for Donald E. Morse. Ed. Zoltán Abádi-Nagy. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 18.1-2 (Spring 2012): 191-212.

“We’ll all change together: Mathematics as Metaphor in Greg Egan’s Fiction.” Mathematics in Popular Culture: Essays on Appearances in Film, Fiction, Games, Television and Other Media. Eds. Jessica Sklar and Elizabeth Sklar. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. 265-73.

“Singularities.” Science Fiction Studies 39.1 (March 2012): 15-27.

“Playing with a loop of string: Tropes, Folds, and Narrative Form in Kurt Vonnegut.” Festschrift for Zoltán Abádi-Nagy. Ed. Donald E. Morse. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 16.1-2 (Fall 2010): 73-85.

“Recognizing Patterns: William Gibson’s Hermeneutics from the Bridge Triptych to Pattern Recognition.” Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives. Eds. Graham J. Murphy and Sherryl Vint. New York: Routledge, 2010. 46-64.

“Some enhancements to the imagination: Greg Bear returns to Mars.” International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando. March 2015.

“And thus our hope: Ian McDonald’s Postcolonial Boom.” International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando. March 2014.

“Compacting Contact: A Case Study in Hollywood’s SF.” The Eaton Conference / SFRA Conference, Riverside, April 2013.

“The Differential Grotesque: Miéville and the Body of Ethics.” Weird Council, an international symposium on China Miéville at Birkbeck College, University of London, 14-15 September 2012.

“Monsters inside/outside Miéville.” International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando. March 2012.

Pioneer Award for Excellence in Scholarly Criticism, The Science Fiction Research Association (2009)

Jack Meathenia Award for Outstanding Essay, College Conference of Teachers of English (1993 )

Certificate from The School for Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College

Science Fiction Research Association International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts