Jonathan R. Eller

Phone: 

317-274-1451

Email Address: 

jeller@iupui.edu

Campus Address: 

ES 0017A

About: 

Jonathan R. Eller (B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1973; B.A., University of Maryland, 1979; M.A. (1981), Ph.D. (1985), Indiana University) is a Chancellor's Professor of English, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, and Senior Textual Editor of the Institute for American Thought, a research component of Indiana University’s School of Liberal Arts (IUPUI). He co-founded the Bradbury Center within the Institute for American Thought in 2007, and became the Center’s director in August 2011. He is also the general editor for The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury multi-volume series and The New Ray Bradbury Review.

In 1993 Eller retired from a twenty-year Air Force career and joined the faculty at IUPUI. Since 2000 he has edited or co-edited several limited press editions of Ray Bradbury's fiction, including The Halloween Tree (2005), Dandelion Wine (2007), and two collections of stories related to Bradbury’s publication of Fahrenheit 451 in 1953: Match to Flame (2006) and A Pleasure to Burn (2010). Eller’s most recent books include Becoming Ray Bradbury (2011) and Ray Bradbury Unbound (2014), the first two volumes of a three-volume Bradbury biography. Becoming Ray Bradbury centers on Bradbury’s early life and development as a writer through the 1953 publication of Fahrenheit 451; Ray Bradbury Unbound continues on through the middle decades of Bradbury’s career and his rise to cultural prominence. Professor Eller also prepared and prefaced the new historical materials contained in Simon & Schuster’s 60th anniversary edition of Fahrenheit 451 (20

13) and the 50th anniversary edition of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (2011). He is currently working on the third and final volume of his Bradbury biography.