Donald Palumbo

Title: Professor
Office: Bate 2116
Phone: 252.328.6548
E-Mail: palumbod@ecu.edu


Donald Palumbo is series co-advisor to McFarland Publishers' "Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy" series, Film Area Chair for the Popular Culture Association, Editorial Advisory Board member for The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts and The Journal of Popular Culture, and a Past President of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. He has published six books and over eighty articles on science fiction and fantasy literature, existential literature and philosophy, American comic books, and film. These include Chaos Theory, Asimov's Foundations and Robots, and Herbert's Dune: The Fractal Aesthetic of Epic Science Fiction; Erotic Universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature; Eros in the Mind's Eye: Sexuality and the Fantastic in Art and FilmSpectrum of the Fantastic; The Monomyth in American Science Fiction Films; and An Asimov Companion. He is currently writing A Dune Companion. He serves as the faculty advisor to ECU SAGA (School of Anything Goes Anime), the ECU student anime club.


B.A. The University of Chicago
M.A. The University of Michigan
Ph.D. The University of Michigan

Research Interests

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Modern Novel
20th Century Fiction
European Literature
Existential Literature
Creative Writing

Courses Taught

ENGL 6265: Special Topics Seminar in American Literature
ENGL 5350: Special Studies in Film
ENGL 5260: The Novel Since 1945
ENGL 5150: 20th Century British & American Novel
ENGL 3480: Science Fiction
ENGL 3420: The Short Story
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature