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Paul K. Alkon

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Full Name: Paul K. Alkon
Born: May 1, 1935
Rockingham, NH, USA
Occupation: Teacher, author
Nationality: American


Paul K. Alkon is Leo S. Bing Professor of English at the University of Southern California. He has also taught at Berkeley, Maryland, Minnesota, and Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In the 1983-84 academic year, he held a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has served as Book Review Editor for Eighteenth-Century Studies and on the editorial boards of Eighteenth-Century Studies, The Age of Johnson, and The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. In 1989 he was elected President of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Among his publications are Samual Johnson and Moral Discipline (1967), Defoe and Fictional Time (1979), and Origins of Futeristic Fiction (1987) as well as essays on eighteenth-century topics, on Gertude Stein, and on William Gibson. In 1989 his Origins of Futuristic Fiction won the Eaton Award for best critical work on science fiction of its year.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Studies in Literary Themes and Genres

 3. (1994)