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Assistant Professor of Practice and Coordinator of Curriculum


The Reading Protocols of Science Fiction: Discourses on Reading SF (Reanimus, 2021).

Saving the World Through Science Fiction: James Gunn, Writer, Teacher and Scholar (McFarland, 2017).

Frederik Pohl (University of Illinois Press, 2015).

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


James Gunn’s Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis, an Historical Edition. Edited with and introduction and commentary by Michael Page (McFarland, 2018).

The Man with the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Stories. Edited with an introduction by Michael Page (University of Nebraska, 2008).

Recent and Forthcoming Essays and Interviews

“Astounding Stories: John W. Campbell and the Golden Age, 1938-1950.” The Cambridge History of Science Fiction. Eds. Gerry Canavan and Eric Carl Link. (Cambridge UP, 2019).

“David Bowie.” Aliens in Popular Culture: The Michael Levy Memorial Volume. (Greenwood, 2019).

“Hal Clement.” Aliens in Popular Culture: The Michael Levy Memorial Volume. (Greenwood, 2019).

“Cecilia Cooper and The Battle of Tewkesbury.” The Battle of Tewkesbury by Cecilia Cooper. Print edition by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society, edited by Steve Goodchild (2017, original essay published digitally, 2001).

“How Sci-Fi Tried to Warn Us About the Evils of Advertising: The Legacy of Frederik Pohl.”  Podcast interview.  Geeks Guide to the Galaxy.  wired. com.  September 2, 2016. 

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

“Science Fiction Goes to College: Jack Williamson, James Gunn, and the Early Years of Academic SF.” Ad Astra 2  (June 2013). 38-43.

 “James Gunn and the Foundations of Academic Science Fiction Criticism.” Ad Astra 2  (June 2013). 45-49.

 “Romantic Science Fiction.” 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.

Courses Regularly Taught

English 206: Science Fiction

Film 219: Film Genre

Film 239: Film Directors

UHON 189H: “100 Years of Film”


Ph.D. (2008), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.A. (2003), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

B.A. (1990), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Areas of Interest

Science Fiction

Film Studies

19th-Century British Literature and Culture

British Romanticism