Dr. John Talbird - English

Name: John Duncan Talbird

B.A.: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
M.A.: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Ph.D.: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Courses I Teach:
EN-101, 102, and 220 (Film and Literature)

Teaching philosophy:
I believe in helping students to interrogate texts, write to question, and discover reasons for the existence of their own texts.

Research Interests:
I am a fiction writer and book reviewer. My fiction runs the gamut from novels (one currently with an agent) to short short fiction (under 2000 words).

Publications and Activities:
Recent fiction of mine appears or is forthcoming in the Jabberwock Review, Wascana Review, New Orphic Review, and the anthology Literature Across Cultures to name some. I am a frequent book reviewer for Quarterly Review of Film and Video and was a writer-in-residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council from 2007-2008.

Recommended Web Sites:
The Internet Movie Database. An amazingly exhaustive database of films: old and new, foreign and domestic. Users can search for films by director, title, genre, year, make-up supervisor, etc.

A searchable film database which connects recent film releases to print and digital reviews nationwide, with links to the original publication sites.

A database with links to alternative media. A particularly good source for U.S. literary journals.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.