Aaron Barlow


Office:
» Namm Hall 503 (N-503)


Phone:
» 718.260.5431


E-mail:
» abarlow@citytech.cuny.edu


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Aaron Barlow, Associate Professor

Degrees:

  • PhD in English, University of Iowa

Academic Interests:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Film
  • Technology

Courses Taught:

  • Developmental Writing (ENG 092W)
  • First-Year Composition (ENG 1101)
  • Composition for Literature (ENG 1121)
  • Specialized Communications for Technology Students (ENG 1133)
  • Introduction to Journalism (ENG 1151)
  • Perspectives on Literature (ENG 2000)
  • Introduction to Fiction (ENG 2001)
  • British Literature I (ENG 2100)
  • American Literature II (ENG 2201)
  • Science Fiction (ENG 2420)
  • Advanced Technical Writing (ENG 3773)
  • One Major Author: Phillip K. Dick (ENG 3403)

Publications:

Editor:

  • Star Power: On the Impact of Branded Celebrity. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 8/15/2014, 2 volumes. Includes essays by Laura Westengard, Monique Ferrell, and Julian Williams.
  • One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: Fifty Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories (Palo Alto, CA: Travelers' Tales, 2011)

Books:

  • The Cult of Individualism: A History of an Enduring American Myth. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, August, 2013.
  • Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children. With Robert Leston. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2012.
  • Quentin Tarantino: Life at the Extremes. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2010.
  • Blogging America: The New Public Sphere. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2008.
  • The Rise of the Blogosphere. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2007.
  • The DVD Revolution: Movies, Culture and Technology. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2005.
  • Cuánto te Asusta el Caos?: Política, Religión y Filosofía en la obra de Philip K. Dick. Translated by Eva Verloop Van der Meij. Granada, Spain: Grupo Editorial AJEC, 2003. 2nd Edition, 2004.

Book Chapters:

  • "The Limits of Ownership." In Cultures of Copyright, Danielle Nicole DeVoss and Marine Courant Rife, ed. Vol, 4 in the Communication Law series, Susan Drucker, general editor. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.
  • "Taking IP Digital." In Cultures of Copyright, Danielle Nicole DeVoss and Marine Courant Rife, ed. Vol, 4 in the Communication Law series, Susan Drucker, general editor. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.
  • "From Conrad Veidt to Christoph Waltz: The Nazi in American Film." In A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal About America, Sharon Packer and Jody Pennington, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Paeger, 2014.
  • "DeFacing Race: Quentin Tarantino and the Use of a Racial Vulgarity." In Star Power: On the Impact of Branded Celebrity, Aaron Barlow, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2014.
  • "Lessons from Chaplin: Breaking the Arc of a Career." In Star Power: On the Impact of Branded Celebrity, Aaron Barlow, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2014.
  • "Another Colonialist Tool?" In Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses, Steven Krause and Charles Lowe, ed. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, March, 2014.
  • "If We Own It, We Can Destroy It: Fahrenheit 451 and Intellectual Property." Critical Insights: Fahrenheit 451, Rafeeq McGiveron, ed. Amenia, NY: Salem Press/Grey House Publishing, 2013.
  • "Loss in the Language of Tomorrow: Journeying Through Tucson on the way to 'Usher II.' In Orbiting Ray Bradbury's Mars, Gloria McMillan, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.
  • "Android Dreams and Human Imaginings." In Critical Insights: Technology and Humanity. Carol Colatrella, ed. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2012.
  • "The Pride and Reward of Falsification: Post-Objectivity as Post-Responsibility." News with a View: Essays on the Eclipse of Objectivity in Modern Journalism. Burton Saint John and Kirsten Johnson, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.
  • "If It Sucks, It's Your Fault': Joss Whedon and the Empowerment of Fans." In Cult Pop Culture: How the Fringe Became Mainstream. Bob Batchelor, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2011.
  • "The Citizen Journalist as Gatekeeper: A Critical Evolution from the Public Journalism Movement." Public Journalism 2.0. Burton Saint John and Jack Rosenberry, ed. New York: Routledge, 2010.
  • "Seeing the Unseen: Is New-Media Journalism Reshaping Questions of Race?" With Ann Seaton. Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship? Sean Tunney and Garrett Monaghan, ed. Eastbourne, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 2009.
  • "The Greatest Cowboy Star You've Never Heard Of: Yakima Canutt and Creation of the Image Creating Fame." Film and Television Stardom: An Anthology. Kylo Hart, ed. Middlesex, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
  • "La que está cayendo: lecciones para el mundo posterior al 11-S en la obra breve de Philip K. Dick." Arturo Villarrubia, trans. Arturo Villarrubia and Alberto García-Teresa, ed. Jabberwock. Anuario de ensayo fantastic, vol. 2. Madrid: Bibliópolis, 2007.
  • "Reel Frogs and Imaginary Cities: The Influences of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick on the Contemporary Science Fiction Movie." The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic. Will Brooker, ed. London: Wallflower Press, 2005.
  • "Victimized Victimizers: Philip K. Dick's Androids." In Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Ed., Judith Kerman. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1991.

Book Reviews:

  • "Among School Children: A Review of Steven Salaita's Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom." Academe Blog, Oct. 6, 2015. http://academeblog.org/2015/10/06/among-school-children-a-review-of-steven-salaitas-uncivil-rites-palestine-and-the-limits-of-academic-freedom/.
  • "Review of Davis, Alex and Lee Jenkins, ed., A History of Modernist Poetry." CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, October, 2015, Vol. 53, No. 2.
  • "Review of Hinojosa, Lynne, Puritanism and the Modernist Novels: From Moral Character to the Ethical Self." CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, September, 2015, Vol. 53, No. 1. "
  • Technology in American Education: A Review of Ferster, Bill, Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Education and Technology." Academe, Vol. 100, No. 3, May/June 2015.
  • "Review of Castronovo, Russ, Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America." CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, April, 2015, Vol. 52, No. 8.
  • "Review of Feldman, Matthew, Henry Mead, and Erik Tonning, Broadcasting in the Modernist Era." CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, January, 2015, Vol. 52, No. 5.
  • "Making Mischeif: The Scholar Who Japed: A Review of Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World by Kembrew McLeod." The Popular Culture Studies Journal. Volume 2, Numbers 1 & 2, 2014, 2014.
  • "'Refuse to Be Standardized and Scripted': A Book Review." A review of The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation by Andrew Cody. Academe Blog, Dec. 6, 2014. http://academeblog.org/2014/12/06/refuse-to-be-standardized-and-scripted-a-book-review/.
  • "Book Review: More Than a Score." A review of More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing, Jesse Hagopian, ed. Academe Blog, Dec. 2, 2014. http://academeblog.org/2014/12/02/book-review-more-than-a-score/.
  • "Review of Ferrence, Matthew J. All-American redneck: variations on an icon, from James Fenimore Cooper to the Dixie Chicks." CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, August, 2014, vol 51, no. 12. 2014.
  • "Review of Garrington, Abbie, Haptic modernism: touch and the tactile in modernist writing and Halliday, Sam, Sonic modernity: representing sound in literature, culture and the arts." CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, December 2013, vol. 51 no. 04.
  • "Review of Waisbord, Silvio, Reinventing professionalism: journalism and news in global perspective." CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, June 2013, vol. 50 no. 10.
  • "Review of Mosser, Jason, The participatory journalism of Michael Herr, Norman Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson, and Joan Didion: creating new reporting styles. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, February 2013, vol. 50 no. 6.
  • "Book Review: Making it in the Political Blogosphere: The World's Top Political Bloggers Share the Secrets to Success by Tanni Haas." For Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 13 (6), August, 2012. 825-826.

Other Publications

  • "PLTL in the Developmental Writing Program." With A.E. Dreyfuss, Jennifer Sears, Amelise Bonhomme, Renee Clarke, SungSoo Moon, Jodi-Ann Young, & Lori Younge. Proceedings of the The Peer–Led Team Learning International Society, May 17–19, 2012, NYCCT, Brooklyn, NY. April, 2014.
  • "Not Just Writing Writ Large: Printing as the Greatest Invention of Any Age." Enduring Questions: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from ABC-CLIO, 2012. "On Philip K. Dick's 'Faith of Our Fathers." Otaku 25, July 2012. 4-5.
  • "There Is No Such Thing as the American Pastime–and There Never Has Been." Enduring Questions: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from ABC–CLIO, 2011.
  • "Cultural Strengthening: How the Internet Most Affects the Life of the Common Person." Enduring Questions: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from ABC-CLIO, 2011.
  • "Elephant Morning." In One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories. Palo Alto, CA: Travelers' Tales, 2011. Ed. Aaron Barlow.
  • "The 'Fair Use' Challenge." The CCCC-IP Annual: Top Intellectual Property Developments of 2010. Clancy Ratliff, ed. Urbana: IL, National Council of Teachers of English, 2011. 23-25.
  • "Belief Behind It All: Why Science and Religion Complement Each Other" for Daily Life Online: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from Greenwood Press, 2010.
  • "The Revenge of the 'Niche': Subcultures in the Mainstream" for Daily Life Online: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from Greenwood Press, 2010.
  • "The Impact of the DVD." Battleground: The Media. Greenwood Publishing, 2007.
  • "The Blog in Contemporary Politics." Battleground: The Media. Greenwood Publishing, 2007.
  • "The Art of the Slur: From Joe McCarthy to David Horowitz." The Public Eye, Fall, 2006 (Vol. XX, No. 3).
  • "¿Cuánto te asusta el Caos... ?: Introducción a la obra y filosofía de Philip K. Dick." Translated by Diana Catalán Ruescas. VALIS: Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía 10, 2001.
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