Terry Harpold

Associate Professor

Terry HarpoldTerry Harpold (PhD, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania) is Associate Professor of English, Film, and Media Studies at the University of Florida. His research interests and teaching include narrative and material operations of digital and print media; psychoanalytic theory; science and literature; and early science fiction (late 19th and early 20th centuries). Nominated in 2002 and 2005 for an award for teaching excellence in the UF College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, he was a winner of the award in 2007. He is the Department of English’s Director of Graduate Student Teaching and General Education.

His book Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2008. With Daniel Compère and Volker Dehs, he is co-editor of the forthcoming Collectionner l’Extraordinaire, sonder l’Ailleurs. Essais sur Jules Verne en l’honneur de Jean-Michel Margot (Encrage Edition / L’Association des Amis du Roman Populaire, 2014).

Recent essays and reviews by Professor Harpold have appeared in journals such as Bulletin de la Société Jules Verne, Digital Humanities Quarterly, ImageTexT, IRIS, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Revue Jules Verne, Science Fiction Studies, and Verniana; and in edited collections such as Generation Zombie: Essays on the Living Dead in Modern Culture (MacFarland, 2011), Visions of Mars: Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science (MacFarland, 2011), and Prepare for Pictopia! (Pictoplasma Publishing, 2009). He is a member of the editorial boards of Game Studies, ImageTexT and Postmodern Culture, and The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction, a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Verniana: Jules Verne Studies / Études Jules Verne, and a Trustee of the Board of Directors of the North American Jules Verne Society.

His current article projects include essays on expressive structure in electronic poetry; image-text relations in the illustrated Jules Verne; Verne’s critique of colonialism in several late African novels; and the use of wikis in collaborative research, writing, and teaching.

He is currently working on two single-author book projects: Des leçons d’abîme, on intertextual “relays” in Verne’s fiction; and Up Above, on the influence of Charles Fort on the aerial imaginary of early 20th century science fiction.


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