Dr. John Alberti, Chair
Education: PhD (1989), MA (1984) English, University of California, Los Angeles; BA (1981), English, Magna cum laude, University of Southern California.
Teaching and Research Interests: Cinema Studies; Composition/Rhetoric; American Literature; Literary Criticism; Popular Culture and Media Studies.
Statement: Current projects include work on gender in American cinema and television; writing in the digital age; and the movie adaptations of the Harry Potter series.
Books as author:
The Killing (TV Milestones Series). Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2017.
Screen Ages: A Survey of American Cinema. NY and London: Routledge, 2014.
Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy: Gender as Genre. NY and London: Routledge Research, 2013.
Text Messaging: Reading and Writing about Popular Culture. NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2009.
The Working Life: Readings on Work, Labor, and Career. New York: Pearson Longman, 2003.
Books as editor:
Transforming Harry: The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2018. With P. Andrew Miller.
Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibilities of Oppositional Culture. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2003.
The Canon in the Classroom: Pedagogical Implications of Canon Revision in American Literature. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995.
Instructor's Guide for The Heath Anthology of American Literature. 2nd-5th eds. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Also for The Concise Edition. 1st ed.