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Profile: Eric S. Rabkin

Title: Professor Emeritus
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Ph.D., Iowa  1970
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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Fantasy (including science fiction, popular genres, etc.); humanities computing (including quantitative study of culture); visual rhetoric (including graphic narrative); theory of fiction; pedagogy.

Secondary Interests

American literature.

Publications

L'inconscio letterario (Solfanelli, 2013); Visions of Mars: Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science (editor with Howard Hendrix and George Slusser, McFarland, 2011); Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works (The Teaching Company, 2007); Mars: A Tour of the Human Imagination (Praeger Press, 2005); The Rise and Fall of Twentieth Century Formula Fiction (editor with Carlo Pagetti, Tilgher, 2001); Foods of the Gods: Eating and the Eaten in Fantasy and Science Fiction (editor with George Slusser and Gary Westfahl, University of Georgia Press, 1996); Science Fiction and Market Realities (editor with George Slusser and Gary Westfahl, University of Georgia Press, 1996); Immortal Engines: Life Extension and Immortality In Science Fiction and Fantasy (editor with George Slusser, University of Georgia Press, 1996); Effective Writing (The Teaching Company, 1995); Science Fiction: The Literature of the Technological Imagination (The Teaching Company, 1995); Stories: An Anthology and an Introduction (Harper-Collins, 1994); Lifted Masks and Other Works (editor, University of Michigan Press, 1993); Fights of Fancy: Armed Conflict in Science Fiction and Fantasy (editor with George Slusser, University of Georgia Press, 1993); Styles of Creation: Aesthetic Technique and the Creation of Fictional Worlds (editor with George Slusser, University of Georgia Press, 1992); It’s a Gas: A Study of Flatulence (popular culture and popular science, with Eugene M. Silverman, M.D., Xenos Books, 1991); Teaching Writing that Works: A Group Approach to Practical English (with Macklin Smith, University of Michigan Press, 1990); Mindscapes: The Geographies of Imagined Worlds, (editor with George Slusser, Southern Illinois University Press, 1989); Aliens: The Anthropology of Science Fiction (editor with George Slusser, Southern Illinois University Press, 1987); Storm Warnings: Science Fiction Confronts the Future (editor with George Slusser and Colin Greenland, Southern Illinois University Press, 1987); Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction (editor with George Slusser, Southern Illinois University Press, 1987); Hard Science Fiction (editor with George Slusser, Southern Illinois University Press, 1986); Shadows of the Magic Lamp: Fantasy and Science Fiction in Film (editor with George Slusser, Southern Illinois University Press, 1985); No Place Else: Exploring Utopian and Dystopian Fiction (editor with Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander, Southern Illinois University Press, 1983); Co-Ordinates: Placing Science Fiction in Fantasy (editor with George Slusser and Robert Scholes, Southern Illinois University Press, 1983); The End of the World (editor with Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander, Southern Illinois University Press 1983); Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology (Oxford University Press, 1983); Bridges to Fantasy (editor with George Slusser and Robert Scholes, Southern Illinois University Press, 1982); Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories (Oxford University Press, 1979); Arthur C. Clarke (Starmont House, 1979); Science Fiction: History Science, Vision (with Robert Scholes, Oxford University Press, 1977); The Fantastic in Literature (Princeton University Press, 1976); Form in Fiction (with David Hayman; St. Martin’s Press, 1974); Narrative Suspense (University of Michigan Press, 1973).
  • Visions of Mars: Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science
  • Mars: A Tour of the Human Imagination

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