Advisory Board

BRADBURY CENTER ADVISORS

The following scholars, writers and bibliographers with strong connections to Ray Bradbury studies, serve as external advisors to the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies:

Senior Advisor:

Phil Nichols, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, School of Media, Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Senior Advisor to the Bradbury Center, Nichols is an expert in Bradbury’s screenwriting and work across all media. He maintains the most comprehensive on-line bibliography of Bradbury’s publications at his university-hosted Bradburymedia web site. He is a member of the Advisory Board of The New Ray Bradbury Review and a Consulting Editor on The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: a Critical Edition.

Full Advisory Board:

Donn Albright, Professor of Communication Design, Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Professor, Associate Degree Programs, Pratt Institute (Manhattan Center). Professor Albright has been Mr. Bradbury’s principal bibliographer since the late 1970s, and maintains the largest single collection of Bradbury manuscripts, books, multimedia work, and secondary source materials. Photocopies of major manuscripts from this collection will be deposited with the Center (see section 8 for a discussion of access procedures).

S. T. Joshi (M.A., Brown University), a well-known independent scholar in the fields of Fantasy and Supernatural Literature. Joshi is a leading authority on H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, H. L. Mencken, and other writers, mostly in the realms of supernatural and fantasy fiction. He has edited corrected editions of the works of Lovecraft, several annotated editions of Bierce and Mencken, and has written such critical studies as The Weird Tale (1990) and The Modern Weird Tale (2001). His award-winning biography, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (1996), was followed by I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft, (2 volumes, 2010).  He has compiled bibliographies of H. P. Lovecraft (1981; revised 2009), Lord Dunsany (1993), Ramsey Campbell (1995), Ambrose Bierce (1999), Gore Vidal (2007), and H. L. Mencken (2009). He has also edited a major genre reference work, Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (2005). He is collaborating with Jonathan R. Eller on a comprehensive bibliography of Ray Bradbury.

David Mogen, Professor (Emeritus) of English, Department of English, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado 80523. Professor Mogen is the author of Ray Bradbury (G.K. Hall, 1986), Twayne’s United States Author’s Series volume on the first four decades of Bradbury’s career

Phil Nichols, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, School of Media, Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Senior Advisor to the Bradbury Center, Nichols is an expert in Bradbury’s screenwriting and work across all media. He maintains the most comprehensive on-line bibliography of Bradbury’s publications at his university-hosted Bradburymedia web site. He is a member of the Advisory Board of The New Ray Bradbury Review and a Consulting Editor on The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury: a Critical Edition.

William F.Nolan, author and expert in genre fiction, was Bradbury’s principal bibliographer from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s. Mr. Nolan is author or editor of more than 70 books in a career that has spanned more than half a century. Among his science fiction titles are Logan’s Run, its two sequel novels, many short stories, and a number of well-received anthologies of science fiction and fantasy. His contributions to the field of mystery writing include the Black Mask detective series and two studies of Dashiell Hammett. He is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award. In 2002 he received the “Living Legend” Award from the International Horror Guild. Nolan has also written for film and television. His Ray Bradbury Review (1952) and Ray Bradbury Companion (1975), along with dozens of other introductions, prefaces, and bibliographical checklists, have provided two generations of Bradbury readers and scholars with a point of departure for the study of Bradbury’s life and fiction.

Robin Anne Reid, Professor of English, Department of Literature and Languages, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce TX 75429. Professor Reid is the author of Ray Bradbury (Greenwood Press, 2000). Her other publications in the Science Fiction field include a companion Greenwood Press study of Arthur C. Clarke.

Dr. Robert Woods, Professor of Great Books, Honors, and Liberal Arts, Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama. He holds the PhD in Humanities from Florida State University and has done considerable research in the area of literature and culture. He has made numerous presentations, published articles, and is currently completing a book on Fahrenheit 451. Dr. Woods serves as Head of the Great Books Honors College and Institute for the Study of Liberal Arts.

 

NEW RAY BRADBURY REVIEW ADVISORS

Since its inception in 2008, the Editorial Advisory Board for The New Ray Bradbury Review has consisted of Donn Albright, Jonathan R. Eller, Phil Nichols, and

Sarah Lawall, Professor Emerita, Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts. Professor Lawall was one of the editors of The Norton Anthology of Western Literature, 8th edition, and author of Critics of Consciousness (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1968).

Professor Eller, who assumed general editorship of The New Ray Bradbury Review with issue 4, stepped down from the advisory board prior to the publication of that issue.

In 2015, Eller appointed Jeffrey Kahan, Professor of English, University of La Verne. Professor Kahan specializes in Shakespeare, Superhero Comic Books, the Modern Novel, Graphic Novels, and Digital Humanities.  His most recent book is Shakespiritualism: Shakespeare and the Occult, 1850-1950 (Palgrave, 2013).