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, reviews, and creative work by Harpold have appeared in journals such as Digital Humanities Quarterly, Galaxies, ImageTexT, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Science Fiction Film and Television, Science Fiction Studies, and Verniana; and in edited collections such as Ecrire le Lieu, fictionnaliser l’espace (2018) and Los viajes extraordinarios de Jules Verne (2018). His current writing projects and work in press include essays on: the middle voice in the graphic eco-nonfiction of French journalist Philippe Squarzoni; “climate crises; of language in Claire Vaye Watkins’s Gold Fame Citrus; vegetarianism and veganism in the fiction of obsessively carnist Jules Verne; reading Verne in the late Anthropocene; and a chapter on “European Science Fiction in the Nineteenth Century” for the forthcoming Cambridge History of Science Fiction. He is working on a book-length project, Des leçons d’abîme, on Verne’s intermedial “relays”.
Harpold is a member of UF’s Digital Humanities Working Group, co-founder of the Science Fiction Working Group, and founder of UF’s Imagining Climate Change initiative. He is a member of the editorial boards of ImageTexT, Postmodern Culture, The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction, and Verniana: Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne. In 2010–11, he was the Chair of the international jury for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards. 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.