Category Archives: American literature

Brian Dolinar is a scholar of African American literature and culture from the Depression era. He is the editor of The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers. We asked him some questions about this unique project of scholarly recovery.  Q: How … Continue reading

Jared Gardner’s recent University of Illinois Press book, The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture has been chosen for the EBSCOhost-RSAP (Research Society for American Periodicals) Book Prize for the best book published over the past two years … Continue reading

Koritha Mitchell’s Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, is the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2012 Book Award Winner. Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890–1930 demonstrates that … Continue reading

Locus, the Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field, has released its list of nominees for the 42nd annual Locus Awards.  Jonathan Eller’s critically acclaimed Becoming Ray Bradbury has been nominated in the Best Nonfiction Book category. Michael Dirda from … Continue reading

Koritha Mitchell, author of Living with Lynching, gives two very different interviews. “It’s our success that beckons the mob.” Professor Mitchell argues that there is a need to move beyond the classification of these plays as “protest art” and address them … Continue reading

Bloomington, Indiana’s NPR affiliate WFIU recently aired a piece on Jonathan Eller’s new book Becoming Ray Bradbury.

Jonathan Eller, author of the new book Becoming Ray Bradbury, contributed an original piece to New Scientist on how science influenced Bradbury. The early years of the so-called atomic age that followed the first test of nuclear weapons soon brought atomic science to the … Continue reading

Ron Hogan, the editor of Beatrice, recently reviewed Jonathan Eller’s Becoming Ray Bradbury for Shelf Awareness.  This week Ron recommends the book to his Beatrice readership. “I had a great time with Eller’s biography; he’s extremely rigorous about tracking the … Continue reading

The August 18, 2011, issue of The Washington Post includes Michael Dirda’s review of Jonathan Eller’s new book Becoming Ray Bradbury. “Every page is packed with fascinating material about one of this country’s most beloved writers, still with us in … Continue reading