Keith Booker

Keith Booker


J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-7248

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Science Fiction, Postcolonial Literature, Literature of the Left, Modern American Literature, Modern British Literature, Film Studies, Literary Theory.

Ph.D. University of Florida

Disney, Pixar, and the Hidden Messages in Children's Film. (Westport, CT: Praeger 2009);

  • The Science Fiction Handbook. Co-authored with Anne-Marie Thomas. (Oxford: Willey-Blackwell 2009);
  • Red, White, and Spooked: The Supernatural in American Culture.(Westport, CT: Praeger 2008);
  • May Contain Graphic Material: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Film. (Wesport, CT:Praeger2007);
  • Postmodern Hollywood: What's New in Film and Why It Makes Us Feel So Strange. (Westport, CT:Praeger 2007);
  • From Box Office to Ballot Box: The American Political Film. (Westport, CT:Praeger 2007);
  • Drawn to Television: Prime-Time Animated Series from The Flintstones to Family Guy. (Westport, CT:Preager 2006);
  • Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American Culture. (Westport, CT: Praeger 2006);
  • The Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics (editor). 3 Volumes. (Westport, CT:Praeger 2005);
  • Science Fiction Television (Praeger, 2004);
  • The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia (editor, Greenwood, 2003);
  • The Post-Utopian Imagination: American Culture in the Long 1950s (Greenwood, 2002);
  • Strange TV: Innovative Television Series from “The Twilight Zone” to “The X-Files” (Greenwood, 2002);
  • Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War: American Science Fiction in Novel and Film, 1946-1964 (Greenwood, 2001);
  • The Caribbean Novel in English: An Introduction (Co-authored with Dubravka Juraga, Heinemann, 2000);
  • "Ulysses,” Capitalism, and Colonialism: Reading Joyce after the Cold War" (Greenwood, 2000);
  • Film and the American Left: A Research Guide (Greenwood, 1999);
  • The Modern American Novel of the Left: A Research Guide (Greenwood, 1999);
  • Critical Essays on Salman Rushdie (editor, G.K. Hall, 1999),
  • The Modern British Novel of the Left: A Research Guide (Greenwood, 1998);
  • The African Novel in English: An Introduction (Heinemann, 1998);
  • Colonial Power, Colonial Texts: India in the Modern British Novel (Michigan, 1997);
  • A Practical Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism (Longman, 1996);
  • Joyce, Bakhtin, and the Literary Tradition: Toward a Comparative Cultural Poetics (Michigan, 1996).