Aaron Barlow

» Namm Hall 503 (N-503)

Office Hours:
» Fall 2014: M/T/W 1-2

» 718.260.5431

» abarlow@citytech.cuny.edu

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Aaron Barlow, Associate Professor


  • PhD in English, University of Iowa

Academic Interests:

  • Cultural Studies

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)



  • 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)


  • 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.

Book Chapters:

  • "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.

Book Reviews:

  • "Mischief The Scholar Who Japed: A Review of Pranksters: Making in the Modern World by Kembrew McLeod." The Popular Culture Studies Journal. Vol. 2, Nos. 1 and 2, 2014, 286-287.
  • "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.
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