Biography

MARK AXELROD

DEPT. OF ENGLISH / CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

ORANGE, CA 92866 / PH. (OFFICE) (714) 997,6586
E-MAIL axelrod@chapman.edu
FAX (714) 997,6697

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Comparative Literature1988 Ph.D.

Indiana University, Bloomington

Comparative Literature M.A.

Indiana University, Bloomington

Zoology, Spanish B.A.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

2011, Summer

Fulbright Fellow–Screenwriting / Universidade of São Paulo / São Paulo, Brazil

2010, Summer

Fulbright Fellow–Screenwriting / Universidade of São Paulo / São Paulo, Brazil

2007, Fall

Visiting Fiction Writer-in-Residence / Claremont Graduate University, / Claremont, CA

2006, Spring

Visiting Fiction Writer-in-Residence / Pomona College, Claremont Colleges / Claremont, CA

2005, Spring

Visiting Fiction Writer-in-Residence / Pomona College, Claremont Colleges / Claremont, CA

2001 –2004

Adjunct Professor of Screenwriting / Hamburg Media School, University of Hamburg, Germany

1999 –Present

Professor, Comparative Literature / Dept. of English / Chapman University, Orange, CA

1995 –1999

Associate Professor Comparative Literature / Dept. of English &Comparative Literature / Chapman University, Orange, CA

1996 –1997

Leverhulme Fellow in Creative Writing / School of English and American Studies / University of East Anglia / Norwich, UK

1990 –1995

Assistant Professor Comparative Literature / Dept. of English and Comparative Literature / Chapman University, Orange, CA

1989 –1990

Leverhulme Fellow in Creative Writing / Department of English / Edinburgh University, Scotland

1988 –1989

Lecturer. Department of Comparative / Literature University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN

1978 –1988

Teaching Assistant / Department of English &Honors Department / University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Portrait of Mark Axelrod by argentine painter Alejandro Boim

Portrait of Mark Axelrod, painting by Argentine artist Alejandro Boim.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

I. BOOKS PUBLISHED / TO BE PUBLISHED

  • MILAN PANIC: THE LITTLE IMMIGRANT FROM SERBIA, AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY
  • CONSTRUCTING DIALOGUE: FROM CITIZEN KANE TO MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, Continuum Press, New York (Release, Fall, 2013)
  • ANGELINA’S LIPS” by Giuseppe Conte, Edited w/ Introduction (Guernica Publishing), Toronto, Canada, (published April, 2011)
  • VIAJES BORGES, TALLERES HEMINGWAY (short stories), Editorial Thule, Barcelona, Spain (October, 2009)
  • “FICTION AT WAR: FC2 1999-2009″. Three short stories from BORGES’ TRAVEL to be included in an anthology published by FC2, Illinois State University (March, ’09)
  • I READ IT AT THE MOVIES (screenwriting/adaptation) Heinemann Publishing (November, 2006)
  • BORGES’ TRAVEL, HEMINGWAY’S GARAGE (short stories), Fiction Collective 2, Normal, Illinois (April, 2004)
  • CHARACTER &CONFLICT: CORNERSTONES OF SCREENWRITING (screenwriting) Heinemann Publishing (September, 2004)
  • ASPECTS OF THE SCREENPLAY (screenwriting). Heinemann Publishing (2001)
  • CAPITAL CASTLES (novel). Tustin, CA: Pacific Writers Press (2000)
  • THE POETICS OF NOVELS: Fiction &Its Execution (literary criticism). Macmillan Press, Basingstoke, UK, November, 1999
  • CLOUD CASTLES (novel). Tustin, CA: Pacific Writers Press, (1999)
  • CARDBOARD CASTLES (novel). Tustin, CA: Pacific Writers Press, (1996)
  • BOMBAY CALIFORNIA;OR, HOLLYWOOD SOMEWHERE WEST OF VINE (novel). Tustin, CA: Pacific Writers Press, 1994
  • THE POLITICS OF STYLE IN THE FICTION OF BALZAC, BECKETT &CORTÁZAR (criticism): Macmillan Publishing, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992
  • NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN’S CHIMERA OR NINE METAPHORS OF VISION (visual prose). Milwaukee, WI: Membrane Press, 1978

II. ANTHOLOGIES PUBLISHED / TO BE PUBLISHED

  • NEXT THING: ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY—Ed. Pablo Baler, Farleigh Dickinson University, Contributor (Forthcoming, June, 2013)
  • BABEL ANTHOLOGY, VOL. #1, Ed. Ray Keenoy, (Summer, 2013)
  • ANTHOLOGY OF FRIENDS, VOLUME #11 Edited by Michael Riffel (Volume #11, 2011)
  • GOLDEN HANDCUFFS REVIEW Winter–Spring 2011;vol. 1, no. 13 Guest Editor
  • GOLDEN HANDCUFFS REVIEW Winter–Spring 2009;vol. 1, no. 12 Guest Editor
  • GOLDEN HANDCUFFS REVIEW Winter–Spring 2009;vol. 1, no. 9 Guest Editor
  • GOLDEN HANDCUFFS REVIEW Winter–Spring 2008;vol. 1, no. 8 Guest Editor
  • NEXT
    GOLDEN HANDCUFFS REVIEW Winter–Spring 2007;vol. 1, no. 7 Guest Editor
  • JEWISH WRITERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishing, 2003
  • THE EMPEROR’S OLD GROOVE: THE DISNEYFICATION OF CHILDREN Peter Lang Publishing, 2003
  • THE LAUGH THAT LAUGHS AT THE LAUGH: WRITING FROM AND ABOUT THE PEN MAN, RAYMOND FEDERMAN, Journal of Experimental Fiction 23 Edited by Eckhard A Gerdes, January, 2002
  • THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO WOMEN’S WRITING IN ENGLISH. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
  • RIMANELLIANA: STUDI SU GIOSE RIMANELLI/STUDIES ON GIOSE RIMANELLI. ED. Sebastiano Martelli, Stony Brook, NY, Forum Italicum Publishing, 2000
  • BABEL GUIDE TO GERMAN FICTMAN FICTION IN TRANSLATION, London: Boulevard Books, Summer 1997
  • THE PANNUS INDEX: A RETURN TO THE OUL SOD–IRISH &IRISH AMERICAN WRITERS Northampton, MA: Big Girls Blouse Press, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1997
  • THE PANNUS INDEX: DECADENCE AND SATIRE ISSUE. Northampton, MA: Big Girls Big Girls Blouse Press, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1996
  • UN TOUR POUR DON JUAN A SCULPTURE / BOOK DONE BY MICHEL BUTOR FOR AN EXHIBITION “ART AND THE NEW NOVEL”held in conjunction with an international conference on the same theme held in Elmira, NY, 1994. Several prominent “new novelists”and artists connected with them, among them Alasdair Gray, Raymond Federman, Ronald Sukenick, Mark Axelrod, Bertrand Dorny, Anne Walker and Michel Butor, were asked to make an original piece for this exhibition, on handmade Twinrocker paper that was sent to them for that purpose
  • CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SATIRE II. Novato, CA: Exile Press, 1992
  • MEN &WOMEN TOGETHER. Iowa City, IA: Spirit That Moves Us Press, 1990
  • CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SATIRE I. Novato, CA: Exile Press, 1988
  • C.L.A.M. CHOWDER. Minneapolis, MN: Comparative Literature Association of Minnesota, 1981
  • ARDIS ANTHOLOGY OF NEW AMERICAN POETRY. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis Publishing, 1977

III. CRITICAL ARTICLES &NON-FICTION

  • Regular Blogger, Assorted Critical Non-Fiction, HuffingtonPost.Com (2009-Present)
  • The Myth of the Dream Team;or, Where Have You Gone Oscar Robertson?
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County;or, Tuesday Nights at Dysfunction Junction
  • No Feign, Bain;or, Job Recreation for Dummies
  • Trading Mays for Throneberry;or, the Disquiet of Losing Dick Lugar
  • The Nugentrification of America
  • A Roadmap for America’s Future: Highway 21 Not To Be Confused With Highway
  • 61 Revisited
  • “Spanish is the language of the ghetto”;or, Newt y yo
  • Rick San(i)tor(i)um;or, Why He Takes My Breath Away
  • Tim Tebow;or, Faith and Foolishness
  • Michele’s Makeup;or, What’s Political Representation Got to Do With It?
  • Hip, Hip, Hooray;or, the Patently Perennial Heisman Hype
  • Cain Mutiny;or, Hey, You, Get Off My Cloud!
  • Parsing Palin;or, The Quintessential Act of Quitting
  • Sarah Palin: Narcissus of the Yukon
  • Even Less of Pawlenty is Plenty Enough;or, Mask is a Four-Letter Word for Hypocrisy
  • The United States of Oligarchy;or, Metropolis Redux
  • The GOP, the Deficit and the End of Blog: Culture As We Know It;or, Where’s Mark
  • Twain When You Need Him?;From Section 320 to Section 8;or, From Donald Trump to Corporal Klinger
  • Palinoscopy;or, Fraternizing with the Israelis
  • Sarah Palin’s Defilement of the Magen David
  • The Palin Borges Connection;or, What’s History Got to do With It
  • The Mark Twain Prize for Humor? A Conundrum
  • Ronald Reagan: The Dark Side of the Script
  • U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 3, clause 3;or, How Much is that Birther in the Window
  • John Boehner’s Playhouse;or, The Theatre of the Absurd
  • Sigmund Freud and the Psychopathology of (Sarah Palin’s) Everyday Life
  • “Elitism;or, How Much Is That Diploma in the Window?”
  • “Liberal, Liberty Liberation and Other Nasty “L” Words”
  • “Boehner’s Bathos;or, Whatever Happened to the Pledge to America?”
  • “What Jim DeMint Doesn’t Want You to Know”
  • “Professor Palin Goes to College”
  • “Political Nomenclature;or Who Am I Anyway?”
  • “Rand Paul and the Discourse of Political Myopia”
  • “Wait a Second! Part I: Toyota Fined”
  • “Death Panels Revisited;or, Why Americans Have to Fear Adam Carolla”
  • “2023;or Days of Future Past”
  • “Is an Inflated Defense Problem the Cause of Our Debt Problem”
  • “From the Who Could Care Less Files”
  • “The Fisher King Redux”
  • “The Slow and Senescent Death of Health Care in America”
  • “The Myth of the Balanced Budget and Other Tales from the Historically Ignored”
  • “The Not-So-Super Super Bowl: Where Have You Gone Hank Stram”
  • “Beam Me Up, Scotty;or, Scott Brown’s Rhetorical Nonsense Part I”
  • “The Cash Bowl;or, Why There Will Never Be a College Playoff”
  • “The Politics of Notre Dame Football;or, Desperately Seeking Princeton”
  • “Tim Tebow and the Politics of God”
  • “Cancer: Jim Valvano vs. The Stealth Bomber”
  • “Dien Bien Phu, the Battle of Zhawar and the Battle of the Grand Canyon”
  • “Sarah, Plain and Simple;or, Drilling for the Superficial”
  • “The Nobel Prize;or, Pissing on the Prose of Alfred B. Nobel”
  • “Swagger;or, Is This Really What I Want My Football Team To Have?”
  • “Bi-Partisanship;or, the Fine Art of Spear Throwing”
  • “Palindroning;or, the Fine Art of Quitting”
  • “The Fraternity Days and Nights of Bob Dylan,” ISIS (Issue 166, January-February, 2013)
  • “Beckett Again, Again,” Gobshite Quarterly, (Issue 12, Winter &Spring 2011-2012)
  • Erri De Luca, La Comunidad Inconfesable, (February, 2011)
  • “Portrait of an Irish Artist: Louis le Brocquy,” Irish America Magazine, New York, (Spring, 2011)
  • “Salsa Verde”: Irish Influences in Latin America, Irish America Magazine, New York, (April/May, 2010)
  • Palinoscopy
    “Bits and Pieces with Coffey,” Irish America Magazine, New York, (October-November, 2009)
  • “The End of it: The End,” Irish America Magazine, New York, (June-July, 2009)
  • “Alasdair Gray.”Reprint to appear in Modern British Literature, Vol. 1, Gale Research, Detroit, MI.
  • Jewish Mysticism, the Commodification of Art and the Notion of Aura in Benjamin’s “The Work of Ark of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,”Germanico-Slavic Review, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Summer 1997
  • Concrete by Thomas Bernhard, Casanova’s Homecoming by Arthur Schnitzler, Max Frisch’s Man in Man in the Holocene, and Ernst Jünger’s Alladin’s Problem in Babel Guide to German Fiction in Translation, Boulevard Books, London, UK, Summer, 1997
  • Dirige Me Domine, and Alien Cantica, by Giose Rimanelli, in World Literature Today, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, (March, 1997)
  • “The Pelota and the Pen,”Americás Review, Houston, TX, (Autumn, 1996)
  • Magical Realism, Lois Parkinson Zamora &Wendy Faris, New Novel Review, (October, 1996)
  • “Moonshots, Mozart &Monkey Monkey Business in Brigid Brophy’s Hackenfeller’s Ape,”Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL, (Autumn, 1995)
  • “Alasdair Gray.”Guest Editor, with an introduction and interview, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL, (Summer, 1995)
  • “A Psychoanalytic Approach to Weltschmerz &Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time,”Literature and Psychology, Rhode Island College, Vol. 39, Nos. 1&2, 1993, pp. 112-120

IV. CRITICAL ARTICLES (FILM / TELEVISION / POPULAR CULTURE)

  • Michael Jackson Goes to College, Indianapolis Monthly, (September, 2009)
  • The Law of Football Demography: What Notre Dame Doesn’t Understand, ESPN.COM (December 8, 2008)
  • Popular Culture and the Ritual of American Football, COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE: A WWWEB JOURNAL;3.1 (March, 2001)
  • Il Postino, Ardiente Paciencia and the Fine Art of Disney Adaptation, Euroscreenzine, (1998). Canned Script, scr(i)pt magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4 (1998)
  • “The Subversion of Native Amative American Culture in the Film Adaptation of James Fennimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans,” Borderlines , A Journal of Popular Culture
  • University of Swansea, Wales (Summer ’97)
  • Michael
    “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood;or, the Commodification of Form in the Adaptation of Fictional Texts to the Hollywood Cinema, Literature/Film Quarterly, Salisbury State University (October ’96)
  • “Prime-Time White-Collar Crime,”Emmy Magazine, Burbank, CA, Vol. XII, No. 5, October 1990, pp. 16-17.6-17
  • “The Unsinkable Molly Dodd,”Emmy Magazine, Burbank, Ca, May/June, Vol. X, No. 3, 1988. 3, 1988, pp. 12-13

V. SHORT STORIES / NOVEL EXCERPTS

  • La Comunidad Inconfesable, Barcelona, Spain (Número 20. Diciembre, 2010)
  • Tomfoolery Review, University of New Orleans (Spring, 2010, Issue 1, No. 1)
  • La Comunidad Inconfesable, Barcelona, Spain (Número 12. Marzo 2010)
  • La Comunidad Inconfesable, Barcelona, Spain (Número 4. Julio 2009)
  • La Comunidad Inconfesable, Barcelona, Spain (Número 1. Abril 2009)
  • Golden Handcuffs Review #13 Seattle, WA (Fall 2009;Vol. 1, No. 13, 2009)
  • Golden Handcuffs Review #7, Seattle, WA (Summer, Fall 2007;Vol. 1, No. 7, 2007)
  • Artful Dodge, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH (Winter, 2005)
  • Golden Handcuffs Review #5, Seattle, WA (Summer, Fall 2005;Vol. 1, No. 5, 2005)
  • Journal of Experimental Fiction, Macon State College, Macon, GA(Fall, 2005)
  • The Reading Room/4, Great Marsh Press, (Fall 2002)
  • Thought Magazine, Burlingame, CA (Spring, 2002)
  • Journal of Experimental Fiction, Macon State College, Macon, GA (February, 2002)
  • Fiction International #34, San Diego, CA (Winter, 2002)
  • Zyzzyva, San Francisco, CA (Spring 2001)
  • New Novel Review, Elmira, New York, (Fall, 2000)
  • Iowa Review, Iowa City, (April 2000)
  • Onyx Magazine, Orange, CA, Summer, 1999
  • IL NUOVO TEMPO The Literary Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 4, Chiavari, Italy, 1998
  • New Novel Review, Elmira, New York, (Fall 1998, Vol. 5, No. 1. 5, No. 1)
  • Iowa Review, Iowa City, (Vol. 26, No. 3)
  • Two girls review, Eugene, OR (November, 1995)
  • Studies in American Humor, Elmira College, Elmira, NY (Series 3, No. 2 October, 1995)
  • Thanatos, Portland, OR;February, 1994
  • ONTHEBUS, Los Angeles, CA;Winter 93/Spring 94, Issue 13
  • The Exquisite Corpse, Los Angeles, CA;#42, CA;#42, Summer, 1993
  • La Fusta, Rutgers University;Spring, 1993.93
  • Uncle, Kansas City, MO;Vol 3. No. 4l 3. No. 4, Winter, 1991-92, p. 87-91
  • Iowa Review, Iowa City, IA;Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall, 1989, p. 11-17
  • Splash Magazine, New York, New York, April, 1988
  • Iowa Review, Iowa City, IA;Vol. 16, No. 2, Summer, 1986, pp. 125-130
  • Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN;Winter, 1987
  • Minneapolis Star Magazine, Minneapolis, MN;December 8, 1979, p. 10-12.10-12
  • Emphasis Magazine–Indianapolis, IN;Summer, 1974

VI. VISUAL PROSE &POETRY / ARTWORK

  • Area Zinc Art Magazine: Golden Years Health Voucher (June, 2011)
  • Area Zinc Art Magazine—Barcelona, Spain (Issue #10, 2010)
  • California Quarterly–Orange, -Orange, California (Vol. 22 No. 4, Winter ’96)
  • After The End–Toronto, Canada;#3, Autumn, 1985, p. 6
  • Woodrose–Madison, Wi.;#6, Fall-Winter 1983, p. 20
  • Ephemera #4–Amsterdam, Netherlands;January, 1978, p. 4
  • Tangent–Surrey, U.K.;#3, Winter.;#3, Winter 1978, p. 77
  • Daylight Press–Amsterdam, Netherlands;Spring, 1978
  • Oxymoron–Charlottesville, Va.;Fall, 1978
  • Assembling #8–New York, NY;Summer, 1978
  • Bilingual Review–St. John’s U John’s University;Jamaica, NY;Spring, 1978
  • Goldflower–Chicago, Il.;Winter, 1977
  • Sun &Moon–College Park, M Park, Md.;Summer, 1977
  • Valhalla–Birmingham, Al.;#4, Al.;#4, Spring, 1977, p. 36
  • Mati–Chicago, Il.;#4, Spring, , Spring, 1977, p. 63
  • Typewriter–Iowa City, Ia.;Spr, Ia.;Spring, 1977
  • Littack Supplement–Brixham, U.K.;#3, October, 1977, p. 12
  • Aspen Anthology–Aspen, Co.;#2, Fall, 1976, p. iii, vi
  • Indiana Writes–Bloomington, In.;32, Summer, 1976, p. 46
  • Liberation Magazine–New Yo-New York, NY;Summer, 1976
  • West Conscious Review–Millbrae, CA;Vol. 1, No. 3, Summer, 1976, p. 12
  • Glassworks–Staten Island, NY;Vol. 1, #3, Spring, 1976, p. 25
  • West Conscious Review–Millbrae, Ca.;Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring, 1976, p. 17-24
  • Crow’s Nest–Millbrae, Ca.;#2, Ca.;#2, Spring, 1976, p. 6-7
  • The New Earth Review–Staten–Staten Island NY;Winter, 1976
  • Star West of America–Sausalito, Ca.;Vol. 1, #1, Autumn, 1976
  • Ostrich–Northumberland, , U.K.;18-19, September-October, 1976, p. 46
  • Karamu–Eastern Illinois University;Charleston, Il.;Vol. IV, #3, February, 1976, p. 24
  • Bogg–Leeds, U.K.;Spring, 1976
  • Nebula–North Bay, Ontario, Canada;Summer, 1976
  • Oasis–Kingston Upon Thames Surrey, England, #15, 1976, p. 4, 28.
  • ABC–London, U.K.;Issue 3, December, 1975, p. 46
  • De Tafalronde–Antwerp, Belgium;#1-2, November, 1975, p. 46-47
  • Assemblings #6–New York, NY;Winter, 1975
  • Primer–Indianapolis, In.;#1, December, 1975, p. 4
  • Coldspring Journal–#8, August-September, 1975, p. 28
  • Big Moon–Oakdale, Ca.;Vol. 1, No. 3, Summer 1975, p. 1
  • West Coast Poetry Review–Reno, NV;Issue 14, Vol. 4, No. 3, Winter, 1974, p.14, 30
  • The New York Quarterly–New York, NY;No. 14, Spring, 1973, p. 85
  • HaSifrut–Tel Aviv, Israel;Summer, 1972

VII. REVIEWS (LITERARY)

  • Axelrod, M. Book of My Mother, Albert Cohen, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Fall, 2012)
  • Axelrod, M. Água Viva, Clarice Lispector, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Fall, 2012)
  • Axelrod, M. The Correspondence of Fradique Mendes, José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Summer, 2012)
  • Axelrod, M. Time’s Wallet, Steve Katz, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (December, 2011)
  • Axelrod, M. The Day Before Happiness, American Book Review (Sept/Oct, 2011)
  • Axelrod, M. Gabriel Josipovici, Hearts Wings and Other Stories, Times Literary Supplement (April, 22, 2011)
  • Axelrod, M. God’s Mountain, Erri De Luca, American Book Review, New York, NY (Spring, 2011)
  • Axelrod, M. The Madman of Freedom Square, Hassan Blasim, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Winter, 2011)
  • Axelrod, M. The Unwelcome Guest plus Nin and Nan, Eckhard Gerdes, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Fall, 2010)
  • Axelrod, M. The Privileges, Jonathan Dee, Times Literary Supplement, London, UK
    (June 4, 2010)
  • Axelrod, M. Treatise on Elegant Living, Honoré de Balzac, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Summer, 2010)
  • Axelrod, M. It Might Do Well With Strawberries, David Matlin, American Book Review, New York, NY (Summer, 2009)
  • Axelrod, M. The Philosophers’ Madonna, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Spring, 2009)
  • Axelrod, M. Obieru, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Fall, 2007)
  • Axelrod, M. Antonello’s Lion, Steve Katz, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Fall, 2006)
  • Axelrod, M. Götz and Meyer, David Albahari, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Spring, 2006)
  • Axelrod, M. The Second Book, Muharem Bazdulj, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Fall, 2005)
  • Axelrod, M. Invention of Morel, A. Bioy Casares, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Fall, 2004)
  • Axelrod, M. Centaur in the Garden, Moacyr Scliar, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Winter, 2004)
  • Axelrod, M. Letters to a Young Novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Spring, 2003)
  • Axelrod, M. The Ice Palace, Tarjei Vesaas, Review of Contemporary Fiction,Normal, IL (Fall, 2002)
  • Axelrod, M. Mona &Other Stories, Reinaldo Arenas, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Summer, 2002)
  • Axelrod, M. Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems, Lines Review, #110, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 1989
  • Axelrod, M. Gaston Gallimard by Pierre Assouline, Splash Magazine, New York, December, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. Bharti Mukharjee, The Middleman &Other Stories, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. A Plan for Escape by Adolfo Bioy-Casares, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. Solitudes by Goffredo Parise, Splash Magazine, New York,NY, Summer,1988)
  • Axelrod, M. Lines of Light by Daniele Del Guidice, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. Jean de Florette &Manon of the Springs by Marcel Pagnol, WordsWorth Minneapolis, MN, 198
  • Axelrod, M. Event by Phillippe Sollers, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. Bella B’s Fantasy by Raymond Jean and Abel and Bela by and Robert Pinget, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. Blue Eyes, Black Hair by Marguerite Duras, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. The Manzoni Family by Natalia Ginzburg, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. From the Pit of Hell to the Spring of Life by Daniel Kunene, The Bloomsbury Review, Denver, CO, 1987
  • Axelrod, M. Past Perfect by Yaakov Shabtai, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1987
  • Axelrod, M. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa, The Bloomsbury Review, Denver, CO, 1987.
  • Axelrod, M. Only The Little Bone by David Huddle, Hungry Mind Book Review, St. Paul, MN, 1986
  • Axelrod, M. Insatiability by Stanislaw Witkiewicz and Poland Under Black Light by Janusz Anderman, The Bloomsbury Review, Denver, CO, June 1986
  • Axelrod, M. Random House Book of Twentieth Century, Paul Auster, ed.French Poetry, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1983
  • Axelrod, M. St. Augustine’s Pigeon by Evan Connell, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1981
  • Axelrod, M. If on a winter’s night a traveler &Italian Fables by Italo Calvino, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1981
  • Axelrod, M. House on Prague Street by Hana Demetz, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1981
  • Axelrod, M. Fable by Robert Pinget, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1981
  • Axelrod, M. Bathers by Robert Steiner, American Book Review, Boston, MA, 1981
  • Axelrod, M. Abstract Relations by TE Connors, American Book Review, Boston, MA,1981
  • Axelrod, M. Fly Away Home by Margaret Hedin, American Book Review, Boston, MA, 1981
  • Axelrod, M. Volcano by Shusaku Endo, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1980
  • Axelrod, M. Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass by Bruno Schulz, WordsWorth, Minneapolis, MN, 1980
  • Axelrod, M. Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, 1979
  • Axelrod, M. The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino, Mpls/St.Paul Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, 1979
  • Axelrod, M. Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe, Minneapolis Star, Minneapolis, MN, 1979

VIII. REVIEWS (FILM)

  • Axelrod, M. “Vincent,”directed by Paul Cox, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, April, 1989
  • Axelrod, M. “Oriane,”directed by Fini Torres, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, July, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. “Patti Rocks,”directed by David Morris, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, February, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. “Hey Babu Riba,”directed by Jovan Acin, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, December, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. “Rita, Sue and Bob Too,”directed by Alan Clarke, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, October, 1988
  • Axelrod, M. “My Sweet Little Village,”directed by Jiri Menzel, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, July/August, 1987
  • Axelrod, M. “La Ciudad y los Perros,”directed by Francosco Lombardi, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, May, 1987
  • Axelrod, M. “Sotto…Sotto,”directed by Lina Wertmuller, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, February, 1987
  • Axelrod, M. “El Amor Brujo,”directed by Carlos Saura, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, January, 1987
  • Axelrod, M. “Le Mystère de Picasso,”directed by Henri Clouzot, Vinyl Arts Magazine,Minneapolis, MN, October, 1986

IX. TRANSLATIONS

  • “I Personaggi…Dei Romanzi Futuri” [trans. as Angelina's Lips] short story, by Guiseppe Conte;edited with an introduction
  • “El centroforward murió al amanecer” [The Centerforward Died at Dawn] Two-act play, by Agustín Cuzzani (In-Progress)
  • Entremés del Retablo de Las Maravillas–Intermission Piece by Cervantes;in collaboration with Alicia del Campo
  • Mercadet–a three-act play by Balzac
  • La Fanfarlo–a novella by Baudelaire
  • Un Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre [Voyage Around My Bedroom]–a novella by Xavier de Maistre

X. LECTURES, RESIDENCIES, DISCUSSIONS, PAPERS DELIVERED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series, Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (as part of a Fulbright Fellowship) (Fall-Winter 2013)
  • Lecture: Joyce School, Trieste, Italy (Scheduled: Summer, 2013)
  • Lecture: University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy (Scheduled: Summer, 2013)
  • Lecture: Scuola Holden, Torino, Italy (Scheduled: Fall, 2013)
  • Lecture Series: (January, 2013) Amerfilms, Inc. ,Santiago, Chile
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (August 2011) Universidade São Paulo, Brazil (as part of a Fulbright Fellowship)
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture: (August, 2011) UNIACC, Santiago, Chile
  • Guest author: (May, 2011) Whittier College, Whittier, CA
  • Panelist: (Scheduled February, 2011) Discourses on Meta-Discourses: 21st Century Poetics, Cal State Los Angeles
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (September, 2010) Guest Lecturer in Screenwriting, Montana State University. Bozeman, MT
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (September, 2010) HatchFEST, Guest Mentor in Screenwriting. Bozeman, MT
  • Lecture Series: (August 2010).University of São Paulo, Brazil (as part of a Fulbright Fellowship)
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (2010, August) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. UNIACC Film School, Santiago, Chile
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (2009, August). Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. ARCOS Film School, Santiago, Chile
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (2009, August) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. UNIACC Film School, Santiago, Chile
  • International Literary Festival: (2008, November) Guest speaker. FILBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (2008 August). Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. ARCOS Film School and the United States Embassy, Santiago
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (2008, October). UNIACC Film School, Santiago, to participate in a major screenwriting conference sponsored by IBERMEDIA
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series in Screenwriting (2007, October) at UIAH, Helsinki, Finland
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (2007, August) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Arcos Film School, Santiago, Chile
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (2007, August) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. UNIACC, Santiago, Chile
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Series: (2006, August) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Facultad de Artes y Tecnologías Aplicadas, Universidad UNIACC, Santiago, Chile
  • Judge: 2006, PEN USA Literary Awards–Screenplay;Los Angeles, CA
  • Visiting Professor–Lecture Tour: (2006, May) Series of screenwriting lectures throughout Germany sponsored by the US Embassy, Berlin that included talks at:
    • Amerika Haus, Munich
    • Filmakademie, Baden-Württemberg
    • Cologne Academy of Media Arts, Cologne
    • Institute for Media Studies and Communications,
    • Mitteldeutsches Multimediazentrum, Halle
    • Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Potsdam
  • Visiting Professor (2006, January-May) Guest Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction) Pomona College, Claremont, CA
  • Reading: (2005, December) California State University, Sacramento, CA
  • Lectures: (2005, June) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting, 65th Indiana University Writers Conference, Bloomington, IN
  • Reading: (2005, June) Reading from Bombay California and Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, 65th Indiana University Writers Conference, Bloomington, IN
  • Visiting Professor (2005, February-June) Guest Professor in Creative Writing (Screenwriting), Pomona College, Claremont, CA
  • Seminar: (2004, December) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Hamburg Media School, Hamburg, Germany
  • Reading: (2004, May) Book Soup, Costa Mesa. Reading and signing from the fictions, Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage
  • Reading: (2004, March) Rain Dog Books, Chicago. Reading and signing from the fictions, Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage
  • Seminar: (2003, November) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Film Studium der Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Reading: (2003, October ) Guest lecturer. Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
  • Visiting Professor (September, 2003) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
  • Seminar: (2002, December) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Film Studium der Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Visiting Professor (2002, November) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Visiting Professor (2002, September) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
  • Visiting Professor (2002, September) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting, Elmira College, Elmira, NY
  • Visiting Professor (2002, July) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Film Studium der Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Reading: (2002, April) Writer in Residence in Screenwriting. Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
  • Visiting Professor (2002, February) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
  • Reading: (December, 2001) Pitzer College, Claremont, CA.
  • Visiting Professor (2001, September) George Sommer Lecturer in Literature, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Visiting Professor (2001, October) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting, Pomona College, Claremont, California
  • Reading: (2001, July) From Bombay California, W.H. Smith. Paris, France
  • Workshop: (2001, July) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Paris Writers Workshop, Paris, France
  • Visiting Professor (2000, November) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Film Studium der Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Visiting Professor (Scheduled, 2000, October) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Columbia College, Chicago
  • Visiting Professor (2000, May) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Grimme Academy, Cologne, Germany
  • Visiting Professor (2000, April) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Workshop: (1999, November) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Independent Features Project/North, Minneapolis, MN
  • Visiting Professor (1999, August) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. TEA Imagen, sponsored by Proyectos Culturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Visiting Professor (1999, August) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Universidad de Belgrano, sponsored by Proyectos Culturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Visiting Professor (1999, August) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Sponsored by Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Reading: (1999, May) Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA, Bombay California and Cardboard Castles and The Posthumous Memoirs of Blase Kubash
  • Reading: (1999, April) New Novel Conference, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Workshop: (1999, April) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA
  • Workshop: (1999, March) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. PILOTS, Barcelona, Spain
  • Reading: (1998, October) Barnes &Noble, Calhoun Village, Minneapolis, MN, Bombay California and Cardboard Castles and The Posthumous Memoirs of Blase Kubash
  • Workshop: (Scheduled 1998, July) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. SICA, Sindicato de la Industria Cinematográfica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Lecture: (1998, July) Guest lecturer, Instituto Chileno Norteamericano, Santiago, Chile
  • Workshop: (1998, May) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
  • Reading: (1998, May) University of Helsinki, Bombay California, Helsinki, Finland
  • Visiting Professor (1998, April) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Flemish Film Academy, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Workshop: (1998, April) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Reading: (1998, February) PEN Orange County, Bombay California and Cardboard Castles and The Posthumous Memoirs of Blasé Kubash
  • Workshop: (1997, December) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. La Escuela Internacional de San Antonio de Cine y TV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba
  • Workshop: (1997, October-November) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. National Film School of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Seminar: (1997, September) Independent Features North, Minneapolis, MN
  • Signing: (1997, September) Reading from the novel Bombay California Barnes &Noble, Tustin Market Place, Tustin, CA
  • Workshop: (1997, September) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Open University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Signing: (1997, September) Reading from the novel Cardboard Castles Barnes &Noble, Calhoun Village, Minneapolis, MN
  • Workshop: (1997, May) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Edge Hill University College, Ormskirk, UK
  • Reading: (1997, May) University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Reading and signing from the novels Cardboard Castles, Cloud Castles and The Posthumous Memoirs of Blase Kubash as the Leverhulme Fellow in Creative Writing
  • Reading: (1997, March ) King’s Lynn Fiction Festival, King’s Lynn, England. Reading and signing from the novels Bombay California and Cardboard Castles
  • Workshop: (1997, January) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. La Escuela Internacional de San Antonio de Cine y TV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, founded by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Screening: (1996, October) Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “An Author’s Mother” at F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Reading: (1996, September) University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Reading and signing from the novels Bombay California and Cardboard Castles as Leverhulme Fellow
  • Reading: (1996, August) Book Soup, Los Angeles, Reading and signing from the novel Cardboard Castles
  • Signing: (1996, August) Chapman University, Orange, CA, Signing from the novels Bombay California and Cardboard Castles
  • Reading: (1996, August) Barnes &Noble, Huntington Beach, Reading and signing from the novels Bombay California and Cardboard Castles
  • Screening &Paper: (1996, August) Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “An Author’s Mother”;paper on the adaptation of fiction to film at the University Film &Video Association Annual Conference, Orange, CA
  • Lecture: (1996, May) Lecturer, Alameda Writers Group, NBC Studios, Burbank, CA
  • Workshop: (1996, May) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting. Open University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Seminar/Signing:(1996, May) Reading from the novel Bombay California. Barnes &Noble, Calhoun Village, Minneapolis, MN
  • Reading: (1996, February) A Celebration of the California Quarterly;Poetry reading;Redberry Kaffe, Tustin, CA
  • Lecture: (1996, February) Reading from the novel Bombay California. University of California, Riverside, 19th Annual Writers Conference, Riverside, CA
  • Workshop: (1996, January) Guest lecturer in Screenwriting.La Escuela Internacional de San Antonio de Cine y TV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.
  • Seminar: (1996, February) Barnes &Noble, Huntington Beach, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, November) Barnes &Noble, Huntington Beach, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, August) Barnes &Noble, Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, August) Barnes &Noble, Calhoun Village, Minneapolis, MN. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, August) Odegard Books, St. Paul, MN. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, July) Barnes &Noble, Encino, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, June) Barnes &Noble, Santa Monica, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, June) Bookstar Loma Theater, San Diego, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, May) Bookstar, La Jolla, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, March) Barnes &Noble, Beverly Connection, Los Angeles, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, March) Barnes &Noble, Studio City, CA. Readin and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, February) Barnes &Noble, Newport Beach, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, February) Barnes &Noble, Woodland Hills, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, February) Barnes &Noble, Santa Ana, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, January) Barnes &Noble, Pasadena, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, January) Barnes &Noble, Northridge, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, January) Earthling Bookstore, Santa Barbara, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, January) Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (1995, October) Barnes &Noble, Cerritos, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (October, 1994) Dutton’s, Brentwood, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Discussion:(October, 1994) “Fiction as Criticism, Criticism as Fiction,”round-table discussion with Giose Rimanelli, Raymond Federman, Ben Stoltzfus and Ronald Sukenick. International New Novel Conference, Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y
  • Reading: (August, 1994) Barnes &Noble, Downtown, Minneapols, MN. Reading from the novel Bombay California
  • Reading: (August, 1994) The Real Bookstore, Tustin, CA. Reading and signing from the novel Bombay California
  • Paper: (March, 1993) American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Workshop: (April, 1992) “Film and the First Ten Minutes,”Chapman University Writers Conference, Orange, CA
  • Workshop: (August, 1991) The Goethe Institute, Workshop in Screenwriting conducted in collaboration with the Chilean novelist, Antonio Skármeta, Santiago, Chile
  • Lecture: (August, 1990) Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN. Talk given to prospective screenwriters on the business and craft of screenwriting in Hollywood
  • Paper: (May, 1990) “The Postmodern Detective Writing of Robert Barr,”Scottish Influence on Canadian Fiction Conference, Edinburgh, University, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Lecture: (October, 1988) “Filmwriting and the First Ten Minutes,”Romance Writers of America Conference. Lecture series with film professionals from Los Angeles. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • Paper: (March, 1987) “Politics of Style,”Popular Culture Association Conference, Montréal, Canada
  • Paper: (April, 1983) “Metaleptic Parabasis and the Fine Art of High Jumping,”Comparative Literature Association of Minnesota Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Writer in Residence: (September, 1976) Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, MA
  • Participant: (1976-77) Writer-in-Service, Metropolitan Arts Council of Indianapolis, IN
  • Participant: (1976) Writer-in-the-Schools, Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis, IN

XI. UNIVERSITY &DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

  • Director, John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, 1996-Present, Department of English, which has invited such inter/national writers to Chapman as: Claudio Magris, Erri De Luca, Salman Rushdie, Luisa Valenzuela, Maxine Hong Kingston, Edward Albee, Lawrence Ferglinghetti, Gioconda Belli, Alicia Partnoy, Wole Soyinka, Dacia Maraini, Giorgio Pressburger, Hiber Conteris, Raymond Federman, Steve Katz, Ronald Sukenick, Raúl Zurita, Elizabeth George, David Matlin, Giuseppe Conte, Paolo Giordano, Charles Bernstein, Alain Robbe-Grillet Giorgio Pressburger, Edmund White and Willis Barnstone among others
  • Advisor, Graduate Studies, Department of English, 2008-Present
  • Chair, Department of English, 2004-2005
  • Committee Member, University Academic Council Committee, 2002-2003
  • Graduate Program Advisor, Department of English, including MFA Program, 1999-Present
  • Committee Member, University Faculty Personnel Committee, 1999-2001
  • Committee Member, School of Communication Arts, Funding Steering Committee, 1998-99
  • Committee Member, Library &Learning Resources Committee, 1995-1996
  • Committee Member, Organizing Committee, School of Communication Arts, Writers Conference, 1993-1995
  • Director, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature, Screenwriter-in-Residence Program, 1993-1994. Responsible for bringing the late screen/playwright Steve Tesich to Chapman
  • Assistant Coordinator, Comparative Literature Program, 1993-1997

XII. COURSES

Graduate seminars

  • E504 Techniques in Writing: Fiction
  • E504 Techniques in Writing: Screenwriting
  • E527 Advanced Screenwriting
  • E550 Theories of the Novel
  • E545 Major Authors: John Fowles
  • E545 Major Authors: Machado de Assis
  • E594 Seminar: Problems in Literary Analysis: Poetics of Novels from Cervantes to Beckett
  • E594 Seminar: Film &Literary Studies: Adaptation

Combined graduate and undergraduate courses

  • E447/547 Topics in Comparative Literature: Women in Love and Other Emotional States in Film and Fiction
  • E596 Seminar in Film &Literary Studies: Adaptation of Postmodern Fiction to Film
  • E447/547 Topics in Comparative Literature: Who? Writers Writing From the Margins
  • E440 Continental Fiction to 1900
  • E443 20th Century Fiction

Courses for undergraduate majors

  • E204 Intro. Creative Writing
  • E244 World Literature III—1660-Present
  • E250 Introduction to Fiction
  • E300 Writing for Essay Proficiency
  • E347 Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Madness in Literature, Literature in Madness*
  • E350 Topics in Genre: The Novella From Boccaccio to García Márquez*
  • E350 Topics in Genre: The Anatomy of Satire*
  • E360 Literature into Film: Popular Fiction and Film–The Short Story
  • E408 Capstone Course in Creative Writing
  • E409 Literary Forum: John Fowles Center Contemporary Writers Core
  • E462 Literature and Film of Diverse Cultures
  • FTV227 Screenwriting Fundamentals
  • FTV327 Intermediate Screenwriting

Experimental courses

  • E429 Experimental Course: A Taste of Literature: Food of the Masters*

Travel courses

  • E429 Santiago &Beyond: Creative Writing and the Fiction of Chile (Travel Course to Buenos Aires, Proposed)

XIII. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Advisory Board and Associate Editor, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture: A WWWeb Journal, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN (2000-Present)
  • Film Proposal Evaluator, Academy of Finland, Research Council for Culture and Society, Helsinki, Summer, 2007
  • CIEE Fulbright Commission, Evaluator, Fulbright Fellowships in Creative Writing, San Francisco, CA (December, 2005 and December, 2006)
  • City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Committee, Panel Member, Literature (November, 2005)
  • Reviewer, American Book Review, Univ. Houston, Victoria, TX
  • Reviewer, Times Literary Supplement, London, UK
  • Reviewer, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Dalkey Archive Press, Normal, IL
  • Editor, New Novel Review. (1996-2000) The journal had an international reputation and has published original work by such writers as Alain Robbe-Grillet and Alasdair Gray

XIV. General Grants/Awards/Fellowships

  • 2012-2014 / Chapman University Wang-Fradkin Senior Fellowship for Creative / Scholarly Writing
  • 2013-2014 / Fulbright Specialist Fellowship, Fulbright Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • 2010-2011 / Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • 2010-2011 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Sabbatical Leave
  • 2010-2011 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Travel Grant
  • 2008 / National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2008 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 2007 / National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2007 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 2007 / Fulbright Commission, Finalist, Fulbright Fellowship to Berlin
  • 2006 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 2006 / National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2005 / National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2005 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 2004 / National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2003-2004 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Sabbatical Leave
  • 2003 / Mary S. Roberts Foundation, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2003 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 2002 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 2002 / California Council for the Humanities, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2001 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 2001 / Elizabeth George Foundation, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2000 / Elizabeth George Foundation, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 2000 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 2000 / California Council for the Humanities, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 1999 / California Council for the Humanities, Grant for John Fowles Center for Creative Writing
  • 1999 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 1998 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 1996-97 / University of East Anglia, Leverhulme Fellowship in Creative Writing
  • 1996-97 / Chapman University, Sabbatical Leave
  • 1996 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 1995 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 1994 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 1992-94 / Chapman University, Hua-Cheng Wang Fellowship for Creative/Scholarly Writing
  • 1991 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 1990 / Chapman University, Creative Writing, Faculty Creative Grant
  • 1989-90 / Edinburgh University, Leverhulme Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1988 / University of Minnesota, Educational Development Grant
  • 1988 / University of Minnesota, Comparative Literature Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1987 / University of Minnesota, Comparative Literature Research Grant
  • 1987 / University of Minnesota, Special Doctoral Grant
  • 1986 / University of Minnesota, Harold Leonard Film Studies Grant
  • 1978 / Oxford University, International Institute of Education Scholarship

XVI. WRITING GRANTS AWARDS FELLOWSHIPS RECOGNITIONS

  • 2008 / Claremont Graduate School, Visiting Writer-in-Residence, Claremont, CA
  • 2007 / Soka University, Visiting Writer-in-Residence, Mission Viejo, CA
  • 2006 / Pomona College, Visiting Writer-in-Residence, Claremont, CA
  • 2005 / Pomona College, Visiting Writer-in-Residence, Claremont, CA
  • 2002 / Pitzer College, Visiting Writer-in-Residence, Claremont, CA
  • 1996-97 / Leverhulme Fellowship in Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
  • 1993 / Scottish Association of Filmmakers, Award in Screenwriting, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1992 / Writers Guild of America-East, Fellowship in Screenwriting, New York, NY
  • 1991 / Steppenwolf Theatre Company, New Plays Fellowship, Finalist, Chicago, IL
  • 1991 / London International Film &Video Festival, Silver Seal Award for Screenwriting, London, England
  • 1990 / Festival Internacional de Video do Algarve, Nova 90, Bronze Award for Screenwriting, Algarve, Portugal
  • 1990 / University of Iowa, Tim McGinnis Award, Best Short Story 1990, Iowa Review, Iowa City, IA
  • 1990 / University of Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, National Teleplay Award, Madison, WI
  • 1989 / Academy of Motion Picture Arts &Sciences, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, Finalist, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1988 / Academy of Motion Picture Arts &Sciences, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, Finalist, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1987 / Writers Guild of America-East, Fellowship in Screenwriting, Finalist, New York, NY
  • 1986 / Camargo Foundation Fellowship in Fiction Writing, Cassis, France
  • 1986 / Maxwell Perkins Award for Fiction Writing, Finalist, New York, NY
  • 1986 / Sundance Institute Fellowship for Screenwriting, Finalist, Burbank, CA
  • 1985 / Bush Foundation Fellowship for Fiction Writing, Finalist, St. Paul, MN
  • 1984 / Sundance Institute Fellowship for Screenwriting, Finalist, Burbank, CA
  • 1984 / Western Illinois University National Playwriting Award, Normal, IL
  • 1982 / Camargo Foundation Fellowship in Fiction Writing, Cassis, France
  • 1981 / Minnesota State Arts Board Grant in Fiction, Finalist, St. Paul, MN
  • 1976 / Alliance Française National Literary Essay Award, First Prize, New York, NY
  • 1976 / Indiana University Experimental Fiction Writing Award, Bloomington, IN
  • 1975 / Alliance Française National Literary Essay Award, Second Prize, New York, NY
  • 1974 / Alliance Française National Literary Essay Award, Second Prize, New York, NY

XVII. WRITING RECOGNITION

  • 1995-2000 / Directory of American Screenwriters, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1995 / Contemporary Writers Series, Gale Research, Detroit, MI
  • 1987 / American Plays and Playwrights, Miami, Fla
  • 1976 / Mayoral Citation for Literary Achievement, City of Indianapolis, IN
  • 1976 / Directory of American Poets &Fiction Writers, New York, NY

XVIII. ARTICLES/REVIEWS DEALING WITH MR. AXELROD’S WORK (PARTIAL LIST)

  • Leonardo Valencia, Viajes Borges, Talleres Hemingway, La Comunidad Inconfesable, Barcelona, Spain, Número 11, Febrero 2010
  • Cornel Bonca, Undaunted, OC Weekly, Cover Article, February, 2007
  • Benedict Reid, Character and Conflict, Write Up: On Line Magazine of the New Zealand Writer’s Guild, Autumn, 2006
  • Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, Indiana University Alumni Magazine (review), January/February 2005
  • Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, University Minnesota Alumni Magazine (review), October/November 2004
  • Mike Daily, Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, American Book Review (review) Winter, 2004
  • Jeff Gundy, Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, Georgia Review (review) Vol. LVIII No. 1, Fall, 2004
  • Low Culture[and everything in between], Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, OC Magazine (review) August 17, 2004
  • Marilyn Hansen, Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, OC Magazine (review) December, 2004
  • Diane Cole, Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage , New York Times (review), 08 –15 –2004 , Late Edition –Final , Section 7 , Column 4 , Page 13
  • Bob Williams, Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, June 8, 2004 The Compulsive Reader (review)
  • Mark Axelrod’s, Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, Publishers Weekly, (review) March 31, 2004 High Beam Research (review)
  • Whittaker, Denise. Mark Axelrod’s Aspects of the Screenplay, New Zealand Writers Guild Newsletter, (review) Winter, 2003
  • Rimanelli, Giose. Mark Axelrod’s CAPITAL CASTLES. World Literature Today, (Winter 2001)
  • Solender, Elsa A. The Poetics of Novels: Fiction and its Execution, JASNA News, Volume 17, No. 3, Winter 2001
  • Filas, Mike, CLOUD CASTLES &CARDBOARD CASTLES, New Novel Review, Elmira College, Elmira, NY (Fall, 2001)
  • Mark Axelrod’s CAPITAL CASTLES. Review of Contemporary Fiction, (Spring, (2001)
  • Zoller, J.A., THE POETICS OF NOVELS, CHOICE, April 2000, v37, i8, p1460 (1)
  • CLOUD CASTLES, Midwest Book Review, April, 1999
  • Mark Axelrod’s BOMBAY CALIFORNIA, OR, HOLLYWOOD SOMEWHERE WEST OF VINE Scr(i)pt Magazine. (1998)
  • McAlpine, Gordon. (1998). Mark Axelrod’s CARDBOARD CASTLES. Review of Contemporary Fiction
  • Monreal, David (1997) Mark Axelrod’s CARDBOARD CASTLES. OC Weekly, October 31, 1997
  • Rimanelli, Giose (1997). Mark Axelrod’s CARDBOARD CASTLES. World Literature Today, (Summer, 1997)
  • Day, James T. (1996) The Politics of Style in the Fiction of Balzac, Beckett and Cortázar, The French Review, Volume 69, No. 3, February, 1996
  • Byrne, Jack (1995) BOMBAY CALIFORNIA. Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 15, no. 2, Summer, 1995
  • O’Donovan Patrick (1995) The Politics of Style in the Fiction of Balzac, Beckett and Cortázar, The French Review, Volume 49, No. 2, April, 1995
  • Pilling, John (1995) The Politics of Style in the Fiction of Balzac, Beckett and Cortázar, The Modern Language Review, Volume 90, Part I, January, 1995
  • Rimanelli, Giose (1995). Mark Axelrod’s BOMBAY CALIFORNIA: A FEATURE NOVEL. World Literature Today, Winter, 1995
  • Rimanelli, Giose (1995). BOMBAY CALIFORNIA. New Novel Review, November, Vol. 2, No. 1
  • McLellan, Dennis (1994). “Casting Hollywood as a Player,”Los Angeles Times, August 30, 1994
  • Henkels, Robert (1993) The Politics of Style in the Fiction of Balzac, Beckett and Cortázar, The New Novel Review, October, Vol. 1, No. 1

XVIX. CREATIVE / NON-FICTION

  • “John Fowles: A Memoriam,” Orange County Register, November, 2005
  • “The Hunger of Publishing and the Publishing of Hunger,”The New Internationalist, Oxford, UK, December, 1996
  • “The Fraternity Days of Bob Dylan,” SOMA Magazine, Winter, 1994, no. 25, San Francisco, CA
  • “The Night Michael Jackson Slept in My Bed,” SOMA Magazine, Winter, 1994, no. 25, San Francisco, CA
  • “Brooke Shields: The Princeton Interview,” Splash Magazine, New York, October, 1988
  • “How Much is That Anti-Christ in the Window?” Crow Magazine, #25, July 1988, Wharton, NJ
  • “A Rencontré Samuel Beckett,” Atelier De L’Agneau, Mar/Avr/Mai, n. 118/120, 1987, Brussels, Belgium

XX. EXHIBITIONS OF VISUAL PROSE / FILM

  • “Writers Who Paint, Painters Who Write,” Chapman University, John Fowles Center for Creative Writing;an exhibit of artwork by Mark Axelrod, Jean Cocteau, JP Donleavy, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alasdair Gray and Henry Miller. February-May, 2008
  • The University of Pennsylvania Library’s Department of Special Collections Presents, “Networking Artists &Poets: Assemblings from the Ruth &Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete &Visual Poetry.”(17 April-27 June 1997)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary, University of South Carolina. screening of the film An Author’s Mother by Mark Axelrod, introduced by Ruth Prigozy (1996)
  • Elmira College, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY in conjunction with the International New Novel Conference (Group) 1995
  • University of Minnesota, Coffman Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota (One Man) 1986
  • Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Group) 1980
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (Group) 1976
  • The Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana (Group) 1976
  • The Noël Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana (One Man) 1976
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada (Group) 1976
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Group) 1975
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana (Group) 1974
  • St. John’s University, New York, New York (Group) 1974
  • Cain Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois (One Man) 1974
  • Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts (One Man) 1972

XXI. ADDENDUM

CREATIVE WRITING

Novels / Novellas

  • The Mad Diary of Malcolm Malarkey, PhD (in progress)
  • The Sorrows of Seymour Schreibman (in progress)
  • Proost’s Grocery: A Novel in Fourteen Aisles (in progress)
  • Aleatory;or, A Day in the Life of Jürgen Jürgensen, Imaginary Cartographer: A Novel in Four Cities (2011)
  • Meshugenah Gens Literary Supplement (2011)
  • The Checks and Balances of Alfie Schiller: A Novel in 660 Checks (2010)
  • How Abbie Goldman Got Kissed in Venice: A Novel for Baby Boomers (2009)
  • The Posthumous Memoirs of Blase Kubash: Trilogy (2004)
  • An Age of Knights and Windmills (Book the First)
  • The Parisian Prowler (Book the Second)
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on Rodeo Drive (Book the Third)
  • Castles Trilogy
  • Capital Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 2000)
  • Cloud Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1999)
  • Cardboard Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1996)
  • Paris Match (19xx)
  • Clytemnestra’s Butterfly Pea (19xx)
  • Bombay, California;or, Hollywood, Somewhere West of Vine (Feature Novel) (Pacific Writers Press, 1994)
  • The Tales of Hoffman (1990)
  • Moonlight on the Wabash (1986)
  • Golubov’s Refrain (1980)
  • The Madness of Jacob Lipsky (1972)

Short Story Collections

  • Secret Histories: Short Story Collections
  • Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage, Secret Histories, Vol. I (published fc2, April, 2004);translated &published by Thule Editorial, Barcelona, 2009
  • Balzac’s Coffee, DaVinci’s Ristorante, Secret Histories, Vol. II
  • Bartleby’s Books, Gastby’s Café, Secret Histories, Vol. III (in progress)
  • Nietzsche’s Café, Axel’s Charhouse, Secret Histories, Vol. V (in progress)
  • Pushkin’s Vodka, Dickens’ Drugs, Secret Histories, Vol. V (in progress)
  • Kissing Sonia Braga and Other Stories (2010)
  • Dante’s Foil &Other Sporting Tales (2000)
  • The Apotheosis of Aaron &Other Stories (1990)

Literary Criticism

  • The Poetics of Novels (Macmillan Press, UK, 1999)
  • The Politics of Style in the Fiction of Beckett, Balzac and Cortázar (Macmillan Press, UK, 1992)

Film Criticism

  • Characters Talking: Talking Characters (Continuum Publishing, 2013)
  • I Read It At the Movies (Heinemann Publishing, November, 2006)
  • Character &Conflict: The Cornerstones of Screenwriting (Heinemann Publishing, 2004)
  • Aspects of the Screenplay (Heinemann Publishing, 2001)

Poetry

  • Cahier de Paris &Prose Poems from Other Places (1977)
  • Collected Prose Poems 1976-1982
  • Neville Chamberlain’s Chimera (Membrane Press, 1971)

Non-Fiction

  • Posthumous Papers of a Living Writer (memoir, in progress)
  • Milan Pani?: The Little Immigrant from Serbia (biography, in progress)

Screenplays / Teleplays / Treatments / Stageplays

  • “Stayin’ Alive” (Motion Picture Treatment &Screenplay) [In collaboration with German film producer, Raoul Reinert and Cuckoo Clock Productions, Hamburg;Principal Photography scheduled for April, 2013]
  • “Encino Story” (Motion Picture Treatment, adaptation of Ozu’s, “Tokyo Story”) [In collaboration with American director, David Anspaugh]
  • “After Carmenere” (Motion Picture Treatment) [In collaboration with Chilean director, Gustavo Letelier]
  • “My Dinner with Matías” (Motion Picture Screenplay) [In collaboration with Chilean director, Edgardo Viereck]
  • “Godoy” (Motion Picture Screenplay, biopic of Chilean heavyweight boxing champion, Arturo Godoy) [In collaboration with Chilean director, Edgardo Viereck]
  • “Life in a Mist” (Motion Picture Screenplay, biopic of Chilean novelist, Maria Luisa Bombal) [In collaboration with Chilean director, Gustavo Letelier]
  • “Seven Days in Santiago” (Motion Picture Screenplay, Original) [In collaboration with Chilean director, Edgardo Viereck]
  • “Moonlight on the Wabash” (Motion Picture Screenplay, Original) [Two-Time Finalist, Sundance Institute;Finalist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts &Sciences, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, Los Angeles, CA]
  • “Napoléon Awakening”(Motion Picture Screenplay, Original)
  • “Sherman Oaks, Argentina” (Motion Picture Screenplay, Original)
  • “The Poet and the Boxer”(Motion Picture Treatment, Original)
  • “Bitters &the Professor” (Motion Picture Treatment, Original)
  • “The Retiring James Bond” (Motion Picture Treatment, Original)
  • “Shakespeare’s Fools” (Motion Picture Screenplay, Original)
  • “Of Gold and Ashes”(Motion Picture Screenplay, Original) [Finalist, Sundance Institute;Finalist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts &Sciences, Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, Los Angeles, CA]
  • “Paris Match”(Motion Picture Screenplay, Original)
  • “Sister Half Hitch”(Motion Picture Screenplay, Original)
  • “The Fall of Evening Thunder”(Motion Picture Screenplay, Original) [Finalist, Writers Guild of America-East, Fellowship in Screenwriting, New York, NY]
  • “Chicago Bares”(Motion Picture Screenplay, Original)
  • “The Sigma Boys”(Motion Picture Screenplay, Original)
  • “The Sephiros Project”(Motion Picture Screenplay, Original)
  • “An Author’s Mother”by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Video Adaptation) [1st Prize for Screenwritng, Scottish Association of Filmmakers, Award in Screenwriting, Edinburgh, Scotland;Bronze Award for Screenwriting, Internacional de Video do Algarve, Algarve, Portugal
  • "The August Sprinter" (Motion Picture Screenplay, Original)
  • "The Villiers' Chalice" (Teleplay, Original)
  • "Doogie Howser, M.D." (Spec Teleplay—"Dr. Howser's Purple Haze")
  • "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd," (Spec Teleplay--"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Yearns") 1st Prize for Teleplay Writing, University of Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, Madison, WI]
  • “Hill Street Blues”(Spec Teleplay–”Basketball Jones”)
  • “Life Goes On”(Spec Teleplay–”Educating Becca”)
  • “L.A. Law”(Spec Teleplay–”Grace Be Nimble”)
  • “Family Ties”(Spec Teleplay–”It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World”)
  • “Ulrich, The Gallant”(Motion Picture Treatment, Original)
  • “The Terrible Siren: The Life of Victoria Woodhull”(Motion Picture Treatment, Original)
  • “Bandstand at West Baden”(Motion Picture Treatment, Original)
  • “Giovanni’s Requiem”(Motion Picture Treatment, Original)
  • “Vukovich: The Mad Russian ”(Motion Picture Treatment, Original)

Stageplays

  • The Real Housewives of Scandinavia—One Act (in progress)
  • The Trial of Madame Bovary—Two Act (in progress)
  • Waiting for Beckett—One Act (in progress)
  • An Evening at the Caffe San Marco—Two Act (in progress)
  • A Colloquy of Birds—One Act (2010)
  • Taxing Tales: Three One-Acts (2010)
  • Van Gogh’s Audit
  • Superman in America
  • Bruno Arlt at the Grille Café
  • Chicago Bares–Two Act (2000)
  • Voltaire’s Ashes—One Act (1996)
  • Ti Amo Lucia Olivetti–Two Act [1st Prize Western Illinois University National Playwriting Award, Normal, IL] (Rvsd. 2010)

Blogs: (Does not include 2012 –13 Blogs)

  • Tim Tebow;or, Faith and Foolishness (December, 2011)
  • Michele’s Makeup;or, What’s Political Representation Got to Do With It? (November, 2011)
  • Hip, Hip, Hooray;or, the Patently Perennial Heisman Hype (November, 2011) HuffingtonPost.com
  • Cain Mutiny;or, Hey, You, Get Off My Cloud! (November, 2011) HuffingtonPost.com
  • Parsing Palin;or, the Quintessential Act of Quitting (October, 2011) HuffingtonPost.com
  • The United States of Oligarchy;or, Metropolis Redux (September, 2011) HuffingtonPost.com
  • Indiana University: The Worst Big Ten Football Team Ever (September, 2011) HuffingtonPost.com
  • Once Upon a Time in the Football Life of the NCAA (September, 2011) HuffingtonPost.com
  • Eric Cantor Meets Contagion (September, 2011) HuffingtonPost.com
  • Republican Tea Partiers and the “F Word”;or, One Man’s Debt Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor (July 2011) wordpress.com
  • President Bachmann’s First Eulogy (August, 2011) Word Press.Com
  • The Bachmann-Gore Vidal Connection;or, What’s History Got to do With it? August, 2011) wordpress.com
  • The Curious Case of Marcus Bachmann, MA PHD (August, 2011) wordpress.com
  • The Palin Borges Connection;or, What’s History Got to do With It, Huffington Post (June 10, 2011)
  • Sarah Palin’s Defilement of the Magen David, Speak Without Interruption (June 5, 2011)
  • Palinoscopy;or, Fraternizing with the Israelis, Speak Without Interruption (April 24, 2011)
  • Sarah Palin: Narcissus of the Yukon, Speak Without Interruption (March 25, 2011)
  • Even Less of Pawlenty is Plenty Enough;or, Mask is a Four-Letter Word for Hypocrisy Speak Without Interruption (March 25, 2011)
  • The United States of Oligarchy;or, Metropolis Redux, Speak Without Interruption (March 25, 2011)
  • The GOP, the Deficit and the End of Culture As We Know It;or, Where’s Mark Twain When You Need Him?;Speak Without Interruption (March 25, 2011)
  • Blackboard Jungle;or, Glenn Beck and the Semiotics of Educational Theatre, HuffingtonPost.com (February 28, 2011)
  • The Mark Twain Prize for Humor? A Conundrum, HuffingtonPost.com 2011.02.10
  • Erri De Luca: Master of Lyrical Prose, HuffingtonPost.com 2011.02.3
  • U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 3, clause 3;or, How Much is that Birther in the Window 2011.02
  • John Boehner’s Playhouse;or, The Theatre of the Absurd 2011.01
  • Sigmund Freud and the Psychopathology of (Sarah Palin’s) Everyday Life 2011.01
  • What Jim DeMint Doesn’t Want You to Know 2010.07.24
  • The Fox Version of the Emancipation Proclamation 2010.07.21
  • Professor Palin Goes to College 2010.07.19
  • Political Nomenclature;Or, Who Am I, Anyway? 2010.06.23
  • Mr. Bean &the Gulf Oil Spill 2010.06.01
  • Rand Paul and the Discourse of Degenerative Myopia 2010.05.21
  • Sister Sarah Forgets Her Scripture;or, Whatever Happened to Matthew 6:14-15? 2010.04.23
  • Wait a Second! Part I: Toyota Fined? 2010.04.20
  • Wait a Second! Pt III: Right Network, Wrong Station? 2010.04.20
  • Wait a Second! Part II: Citi Bank’s Gratitude? 2010.04.20
  • Fascism, Sedition &All That Jazz 2010.03.25
  • Death Panels Revisited;or, Why Americans Have to Fear Adam Carolla 2010.03.22
  • 2023 (Or “Days of Future Past”) 2010.03.19
  • Two Jews, Three Opinions;or, Jews, Gentiles and the Israeli-US Conundrum 2010.03.13
  • Is An Inflated Defense Budget the Cause of Our Debt Problem? 2010.03.05
  • From the “Who Could Care Less”Files 2010.03.04
  • The Fisher King Redux 2010.03.03
  • The Rhetoric of Politics;or, What Do Facts Have to do With It? 2010.02.28
  • The Slow and Senescent Death of Health Care in America 2010.02.27
  • The Myth of the Balanced Budget and Other Tales from the Vault Of the Historically Ignored 2010/02.24
  • Sarah. Plain and Stupid;or, Political Correctness and the Demise Of the English Language 2010/02/03
  • The Not So Super Super Bowl: Where Have You Gone Hank Stram? 2010.02.01
  • An Open Letter to Osama bin Laden 2010.02.01
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty: Scott Brown’s Rhetoric of Political Nonsense (Part I) 2010.01.22
  • The World According to Pat;or, Religion in Our Time 2010.01.15
  • The Cash Bowl, or, Why There Will Never Be a College Football Playoff 2009.12.19
  • The Politics of Notre Dame Football, Or, Desperately Seeking Princeton 2009.12.19
  • Tim Tebow, Football and the Politics of God 2009.12.14
  • Cancer: Jimmy Valvano versus the Stealth Bomber 2009.12.11
  • The Noblesville Millers;or, Sarah Palin and Hubris in the Heartland 2009.11.21
  • Going Rogue;or Elephant on a Rampage 2009.11.13
  • Bachmann-Boehner Overdrive;or the Art of Polifiction 2009.11.12
  • Faux-Jo(urnalism);or, What’s a College Degree Got to do With It? 2009.10.31
  • Dien Bien Phu, the Battle of Zhawar and the Battle of the Grand Canyon 2009.10.30
  • Sarah, Plain and Simple;or, Drilling for the Superficial 2009.10.27
  • The Politics of Notre Dame Football;or, Desperately Seeking Princeton 2009.10.20
  • The St. Louis Limbaughs;or, Hubris With a Helmet 2009.10.14
  • The Nobel Peace Prize;or Pissing on the Prose of Alfred B Nobel 2009.10.14
  • The Cash Bowl;or, Why There Will Never Be a College Football Playoff 2009.10.13
  • Swagger;or, Is This Really What I Want My Football Team to Have? 2009.10.13
  • Health Care &the Soylent Green Initiative 2009.10.13
  • Bi-Partisanship;or, the Fine Art of Spear Throwing 2009.10.13
  • Palindroning;or, the Fine Art of Quitting 2009.10.12

For almost two decades he has been the Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing for which he has received 4 National Endowment Arts Grants. He is a two-time recipient of a United Kingdom Leverhulme Fellowship for Creative Writing (University of East Anglia, Edinburgh University), a three-time recipient of the Alliance Française National Writing Award, has written over 20 works of fiction including Capital Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 2000), Cloud Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1998), Cardboard Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1996) and Bombay California;or Hollywood, Somewhere West of Vine (Pacific Writers Press, 1994) and Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage (fc2, 2005) which was published in fall, ’09 in Spanish by Thule Ediciones, Barcelona as Viajes Borges, Talleres Hemingway.

A partial listing of his fiction writing includes: his Pan-Euro-American trilogy titled, The Posthumous Memoirs of Blase Kubash, based on the character Braz Cubas created by the 19th century Brazilian novelist, Machado de Assis, has been anthologized in The Reading Room/4 published by Great Marsh Press. In addition to Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage which received excellent reviews in the New York Times, the Georgia Review and Publisher’s Weekly, among others, he has written three other additional Secret Histories including: Balzac’s Coffee, DaVinci’s Ristorante;Nietzsche’s Café, Axel’s Charhouse and Bartleby’s Books, Gatsby’s Café. He has written other short fiction as well including Dante’s Foil &Other Sporting Tales and The Apotheosis of Aaron. He has been published in numerous national and international literary journals including the Iowa Review and the New York Quarterly and was a contributor to the former New York avant-garde magazine, Splash Magazine. Among the awards he has won for his fiction include: the Tim McGinnis Award (University of Iowa);Camargo Foundation Fellowship in Fiction Writing, Cassis, France (2);the Maxwell Perkins Award for Fiction Writing, New York, NY;a Bush Foundation Fellowship for Fiction Writing, St. Paul, MN;and an Award for Experimental Writing (Indiana University).
He has also won an award from Western Illinois University for his play, Ti Amo Lucia Olivetti and has completed a trilogy of new one-act plays titled. Taxing Tales, that includes: Van Gogh’s Audit, Superman in America and Bruno Arlt at the Grille Café. He has translated three works: Xavier de Maistre’s novella, Un voyage autour de ma chambre, Balzac’s play, Mercadet, and Baudelaire’s novella, La Fanfarlo. He is currently at work on a book of memoirs titled, Posthumous Papers of a Living Writer which includes reminiscences on people from Beckett to Borges, David Letterman to August Wilson. His critical books include, The Politics of Style in the Fiction of Balzac, Beckett and Cortázar (Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 1990);and The Poetics of Novels (Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 1999). His latest novels include, Aleatory;or, A Day in the Life of Jürgen Jürgensen, Imaginary Cartographer A Novel in Four Cities;The Checks and Balances of Alfie Schiller, Proost’s Grocery: A Novel in 14 Aisles, The Mad Diary of Malcolm Malarkey, PhD and The Sorrows of Seymour Schreibman and the short story collection, Kissing Sonia Braga and Other Tales.
From 2005-2007 he was a judge on the Fulbright Commissions Panel for Creative Writing from 2005-2007. In spring, 2002, he was honored as a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Pitzer College, Claremont, CA and was a featured speaker at the Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series at San Diego State University in October, 2003. In 2005, he was a guest professor of Creative Writing-Fiction at Pomona College, Claremont, CA and was invited to return in spring, 2006. In June 2005, he was invited to teach at the 65th Annual Indiana University Writers Conference in Bloomington. In November, 2008, he was invited by the Museum of Latin American Art, Buenos Aires, to participate in the 1st Annual FILBA International Literary Festival there where he read from his fiction and sat on a panel devoted to creative writing. He is a regular political blogger for the HuffingtonPost.com and his non-fiction and reviews have appeared in such periodicals and magazines as the Times Literary Supplement, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, the American Book Review, OC Weekly, Irish America, MSP Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Playboy and others.
He is a practicing screenwriter and has won awards for his writing from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences;the Writers Guild of America, East;the Screenwriters Forum (University of Wisconsin);and the Sundance Institute. He has written over twenty screenplays and teleplays and his adaptation and co-production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “An Author’s Mother” won awards from the Scottish Association of Filmmakers, the London International Film &Video Festival, and the Festival Internacional de Video do Algarve, Portugal. He has taught or conducted screenwriting seminars and workshops throughout Latin America, Europe, and the United Kingdom as well as the United States including stints at: the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba [the school founded by García Márquez];the Goethe Institute, Santiago, Chile (with Antonio Skármeta [author of Il Postino]);with both SICA, the Cinematographer’s Union of Argentina, and Proyectos Culturales in Buenos Aires;at the National Film School of Denmark, Copenhagen;the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland;the Grimme Akadamie, Cologne;the Flemish Film Academy, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium;the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium;PILOTS, Barcelona, Spain;Edinburgh University, Scotland;the University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires;the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK;Columbia College, Chicago;Independent Features North, Minneapolis;Western Washington University, Bellingham;Elmira College, Elmira, NY;Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA;University of Tennessee, Knoxville;and Paris Writers Workshop, Paris. For four years, he was a regular visiting adjunct professor of screenwriting at the Hamburg Media School, Hamburg, Germany.
In May, 2006, he was invited by the United States Embassy, Berlin to speak on screenwriting and to conduct screenwriting lectures at a number of German universities in Munich, Berlin, Leipzig and Cologne among other places. From 2006-2010, he had been invited annually to lecture at UNIACC in Santiago, Chile and PEN International asked him to be the lead judge for the 2006 Best Original Screenplay Award in Los Angeles. In August, 2008 he was invited to teach at ARCOS Film School in Santiago, Chile at the invitation of the United States Embassy, Santiago and also gave film lectures in Buenos Aires at the invitation of the United States Embassy, Buenos Aires. In September, 2008 he was invited by UNIACC Film School, Santiago, to participate in a major Latin American screenwriting conference sponsored by IBERMEDIA. Most recent, he was invited to be a screenwriting mentor at Hatchfest 2010 in Bozeman, Montana where he also lectured at Montana State University.
His film books include: Aspects of the Screenplay (Heinemann, 2001);Character &Conflict: Cornerstones of Screenwriting (Heinemann, 2004);I Read It at the Movies: Screen Adaptation (Heinemann, 2006) and his fourth book titled, Constructing Dialogue: From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris (Continuum, 2013). In December, 2009 he was awarded a 2010 Fulbright Fellowship to teach screenwriting at the University of São Paulo, Brazil in August, 2010 &in August, 2011 and he was recently awarded another Fulbright to teach screenwriting in either Stockholm, Copenhagen or Rio.