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