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Thomas Fahy

Thomas Fahy

Director, American Studies ProgramGraduate Adviser, English DepartmentAssociate Professor of English

B.A., University of California at DavisM.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Description

Thomas Fahy is an associate professor of English and director of the American Studies Program at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University. He has published numerous articles and books, including “Staging Modern American Life: Popular Culture in the Experimental Theatre of Millay, Cummings, and Dos Passos,” “Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination,” a monograph on Gabriel García Márquez, three novels and several edited collections.

Specialties

American Literature, American Studies, 20th-century American Theatre, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Classical Music, Film and Television, Fiction, Young Adult Fiction

Publications

  • Author, “Staging Modern American Life: Popular Culture in the Experimental Theatre of Millay, Cummings, and Dos Passos” (2011)
  • Author, “Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination: Constructing the Damaged Body from Willa Cather to Truman Capote” (2006)
  • Author, “Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera: A Reader’s Guide” (2003)
  • Author, “Night Visions: A Novel of Suspense” (2004)
  • Author, “Sleepless: A Novel” (2009)
  • Author, “The Unspoken: A Novel” (2008)
    Editor, "Alan Ball: Conversations" (2013)
  • Editor, “The Philosophy of Horror” (2010)
  • Editor, “Considering David Chase: Essays on The Rockford Files, Northern Exposure, and The Sopranos” (2007)
  • Editor, “Considering Alan Ball: Essays on Death, Sexuality, and the American Dream” (2006)
  • Editor, “Considering Aaron Sorkin: Essays on the Politics, Poetics, and Sleight of Hand in the Films and Television Series” (2005)
  • Co-editor, “Peering Behind the Curtain: Disability, Illness, and the Extraordinary Body in Contemporary Theater” (2002)
  • Co-editor, “Captive Audience: Prison and Captivity in Contemporary Theater” (2003)
  • Assistant Editor, “A Modern Mosaic: Art and Modernism in the United States” (2000)
  • Author, articles in numerous journals, including Modern Drama, Mississippi Quarterly, The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Spring, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Journal of American Culture, Women's Studies, Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies, Style, Mosaic, and Shofar

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, American Library Association Award for Reluctant Young Readers for his novel “Sleepless” (2009)
  • Recipient, American Library Association Award for Reluctant Young Readers for his novel “The Unspoken” (2008)

Affiliations

  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member, American Studies Association
  • Member, Modern Language Association
  • Member, Society for Cinema Studies
  • Member, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Editorial Board Member, Confrontation Magazine
  • Reader, Style (Northern Illinois University)
  • Reader, MELUS (Journal for the Society for Multi-Ethnic Literature in the U.S.)
  • Reader, Studies in the Novel (University of North Texas)

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