Joel Black

Basic Information

Curriculum Vitae:
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Selected Publications:

“Real(ist) Horror: From Execution Videos to Snuff Films” In Underground U.S.A.: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon, eds. Xavier Mendik and Steven Jay Schneider (London: Wallflower Press, 2002), pp. 63-75.

“Literature, Film, and Virtuality: Technology’s Cutting Edge” In Extreme Beauty:  Aesthetics, Politics and Death, eds. James E. Swearingen & Joanne Cutting-Gray  (London: Continuum, 2002), pp. 78-88.

“Literary Sources of Romantic Psychology: The Self-Analytic Case History Before Freud” In Nonfictional Romantic Prose: Expanding Borders, eds. Steven P. Sondrup and Virgil Nemoianu, (John Benjamins, 2004), pp. 365-75.

“‘Obliterating an Idol of the Modern Age’: The New Iconoclasm from the Twin Buddhas to the Twin Towers,” In Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence across Time and Tradition, ed. James K. Wellman, Jr. (forthcoming, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), pp. 181-96.

“Romantic Legacies in Fin-de-siΠcle and Early Twentieth-Century Fiction” In Romantic Fictional Prose, eds. Bernard Dieterle, Manfred Engel, and Gerald Gillespie (John Benjamins, forthcoming 2007) 

The Reality Effect: Film Culture and the Graphic Imperative (Routledge, 2002), x+286 pp. Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title of the Year for 2002(Pp. 15-20 and 197-206 reprinted in Michael Keller, Readings in Popular Culture (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2002.) 

“National Bad Habits: Thomas De Quincey’s Geography of Addiction” An article in Thomas De  Quincey: New Theoretical and Critical Directions, eds. Robert Morrison and Daniel Roberts (Routledge, forthcoming 2007) 

“Crime Fiction and the Literary Canon” An Article in The Blackwell Companion to Crime Fiction, eds. Lee Horsley and Charles Rzepka (Blackwell, forthcoming, 2009)

Areas of Interest: Romanticism, Postmodernism, literature and science, and cultural studies. Dr Black is the author of The Aesthetics of Murder: A Study in Romantic Literature and Contemporary Culture (1991) and The Reality Effect: Film Culture and the Graphic Imperative (2002).

Research Interests:

European romanticism, critical theory, cinema and media studies, crime and detective fiction

Articles Featuring Joel Black

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 3:10pm

At the end of the fall semester, the Department of Comparative Literature presented Chuan-Haur Liu and Irina Kruchininia with a Certificate of Excellence Award for their outstanding dedication to teaching and helping the department to fulfill its mission by providing students with instruction of…