Dr. John Talbird - English
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, 220 (Intro to Creative Writing), 251 (Pop Culture), and 252 (Film and Lit)
I believe in helping students to interrogate texts, write to question, and discover reasons for the existence of their own texts.
Fiction, the essay, film, and media studies.
Publications and Activities:
My chapbook of stories, A Modicum of Mankind, is published by Nortre Maar, and my novel, The World Out There, has just come out from Madville Publishing. My fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Juked, Riddle Fence, Ambit, Grain, The Literary Review, and Potomac Review among many others. I am a frequent contributor to Film International, on the editorial board of Green Hills Literary Lantern, and Associate Editor of Fiction for the online noir journal, Retreats from Oblivion.
Recent texts of mine appear in the following publications:
You can read more at johntalbird.com
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.