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, 201 (Intro to Literary Studies), 220 (Intro to Creative Writing), 251 (Pop Culture), and 252 (Film and Lit)

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:
Fiction, the essay, 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 and on the editorial board of Green Hills Literary Lantern.

Recent texts of mine appear in the following publications:

Dream Noir


The Perfect Delivery System


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.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

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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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.