Terry 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; comics studies; science and literature; and science fiction and the scientific romance (especially Jules Verne). 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. In 2011, he was nominated for a University-wide award for doctoral dissertation mentoring.
His book Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2008. Recent essays and reviews by Professor Harpold have appeared in journals such as Bulletin de la Société Jules Verne, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Game Studies, ImageTexT, IRIS, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Revue Jules Verne, Science Fiction Film and Television, Science Fiction Studies, and Verniana; and in edited collections such as Generation Zombie: Essays on the Living Dead in Modern Culture (2011), Chronicling Mars: Stories and Histories of A World Next Door (2011) and Prepare for Pictopia! (2009). He is a member of the editorial boards of The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction (whose inaugural issue will be launched in April 2013), Game Studies, ImageTexT and Postmodern Culture, a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Verniana: Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne, and a Trustee of the Board of Directors of the North American Jules Verne Society. In 2010–11, he was the Chair of the international jury for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards.
His articles in press entries for When Worlds Collide: The Critical Companion to Science Fiction Film Adaptations (Liverpool University Press, 2013), on film adaptations of Joseph Sargent’s Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) and Karel Zeman’s A Deadly Invention (Vynález zkázy, 1958).
His current article projects include studies of: expressive structure in new media poetry; the aesthetics and poetics of digital rephotography in Google Books (with co-author and former student Krissy Wilson); aeronautic horror fiction of the first decades of heavier-than-air flight (Doyle, Renard, Verne, Wells, and others); and the critical reception of Jules Verne in Britain and the United States in the early 20th century.
He is also working on four long-form projects: Collectionner l’Extraordinaire, sonder l’Ailleurs. Essais sur Jules Verne en l’honneur de Jean-Michel Margot (with coeditors Daniel Compère and Volker Dehs); Des leçons d’abîme, on intertextual “relays” in the fiction of Jules Verne; Modding Cultures, essays on industry and community-inspired modding in contemporary videogame culture (with co-editors and former students Stephanie Boluk and Zachary Whalen); and Aren’t Apricots Peaches?, on the “hysterical science” of Charles Hoy Fort, an early 20th-century chronicler of occult phenomena.
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