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Gary Hoppenstand. Michigan State University.

Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Culture.

253 Bessey Hall. East Lansing, MI 48824.



Dr. Hoppenstand received his Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. At MSU, he has taught a wide variety of classes in tier 1 writing, American studies, popular culture studies, and film studies. He has researched extensively in the field of popular culture studies, publishing two single-authored books, three edited books, and six co-edited books. His Popular Fiction: An Anthology (Addison-Wesley Longman, 1997) won the 1997 Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Textbook of the Year.

Dr. Hoppenstand has published over forty refereed articles that have appeared in scholarly journals and as book chapters. He has also completed work on seven critical editions of famous adventure novels for the Signet Classic and Penguin Classics lines, his latest releases being a Penguin Classics edition of Rafael Sabatini's Captain Blood. He is currently writing a book-length history of popular fiction for Oxford University Press. His past editing work in the area of science fiction and fantasy has been nominated twice for the prestigious World Fantasy Award. He is also the former president of the national Popular Culture Association and the current editor-in-chief of The Journal of Popular Culture.