Michael Page

Lecturer and <em>Laurus</em> Faculty Advisor's Profile Image
Lecturer and Laurus Faculty Advisor
(402) 472-1814
202 Andrews Hall

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BA (1990)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MA (2003)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD (2008)

Areas of Specialty

Science Fiction

19th Century British Literature and Culture

Romantic Poetry

Romantic Fiction

Victorian Fiction

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century

Courses Regularly Taught

Science Fiction

H.G. Wells and the Scientific Romance

The Long Romantic Period

Britain and Empire: The Encounter with India, 1780-1950

Editing and the Publishing Industry

18th Century British Novel

Introduction to English Studies

Honors Seminars "Famous Monsters" and "Science Fiction"

Senior Honors Seminar "Voices of Wonder: Literary Encounters with Science, Technology, and the Future"

Personal Statement on Teaching and Research

I see teaching, writing, reading, and scholarship as an ongoing practice of exploration and discovery for students and myself. It’s through this practice of exploration and discovery that we can try to make sense of ourselves and the world, past, present, and future.

Selected Publications and Projects

Saving the World Through Science Fiction: James Gunn, Writer, Teacher and Scholar. Critical Exploration in Science Fiction and Fantasy, 56. Series Editors Donald E. Palumbo and C. W. Sullivan III. McFarland, 2017.

Frederik Pohl. Modern Masters of Science Fiction. University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Touchstones: The Science Fiction, Scholarship, and Teaching of James Gunn. In collaboration with Christopher McKitterick. McFarland (book in progress, anticipated publication in 2016).

Review: The Fork River Space Project by Wright Morris. Lincoln Journal Star, August 3, 2015.

Academic Program Director for the 2015 Campbell Conference, Lawrence, Kansas. “From the Fringes to the Classroom: What’s New in SF Education?”

Academic Program Committee Member for the 2016 World Science Fiction Convention, Kansas City.

The Literary Imagination from Erasmus Darwin to H.G. Wells: Science, Evolution, Ecology. Ashgate, 2012.

The Man with the Strange Head and Other Science Fiction Stories by Dr. Miles J. Breuer, edited with an introduction by Michael R. Page. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

“Evolution and Apocalypse in the Golden Age.” Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction. Eds. Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanely Robinson. Wesleyan UP, 2014.

“Romantic Science Fiction.” Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Romanticism.Blackwell’s, 2012.

“Edward Lytton Bulwer,” “J.C. Loudon,” and “Jane (Webb) Loudon.” Biographical essays for the Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Romanticism. Blackwell’s, 2012.

“The Darwin Before Darwin: Erasmus Darwin, Visionary Science, and Romantic Poetry.” PLL: Papers on Language and Literature 41:2 (Spring 2005). 146-69.

“Mary Meeke’s Something Strange: the Development of the Novel and the Possibilities of the Imagination.” Romantic Textualities 11:1 (December 2003).

“‘A Lady of Newry’: Critical Introduction.” Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period. Alexandria: Alexander Street Press, 2008.

Digital Projects on Cecilia Cooper, Mary Meeke, John Mitford, and Interdisciplinary Curricular Approaches to the Nineteenth Century.

Review Contributor in the Romanticism Section for the Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies