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Terry Harpold

Associate Professor

Terry Harpold

Terry Harpold teaches courses on science fiction and film, environmental humanities, animal studies, digital humanities, image-text studies, and psychoanalysis.

He is the author of Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path (2008) and with Daniel Compère and Volker Dehs, co-editor of Collectionner l’Extraordinaire, sonder l’Ailleurs. Essais sur Jules Verne en hommage à Jean-Michel Margot (2015). Recent essays and reviews by Harpold have appeared in journals such as GalaxiesImageTexT, Science Fiction Film and TelevisionScience Fiction Studies, and Verniana; and in edited collections such as The Cambridge History of Science Fiction (2018) and Los viajes extraordinarios de Jules Verne (2018). His current writing projects and work in press include essays on: the comics “middle voice” in the graphic eco-nonfiction of Philippe Squarzoni; “climate crises” of language in Claire Vaye Watkins’s novel Gold Fame Citrus;  and vegetarianism and veganism in the fiction of obsessively carnist Jules Verne. He is working on a book-length project, Des leçons d’abîme, on image-text “relays” in Verne’s illustrated fiction, and two co-edited projects on social justice and science fiction and the visual imaginary of climate crisis.

Harpold is a member of UF’s Digital Humanities Working Group, co-founder of the Science Fiction Working Group, and founder and Director of UF’s Imagining Climate Change initiative. He is a member of the editorial boards of several scholarly journals in science fiction and contemporary literary studies. In 2014, he founded the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art’s annual Walter James Miller Memorial Award for Student Scholarship in the International Fantastic. He is also Director of the IAFA’s Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for critical essays on the fantastic written in a language other than English.