Thomas B. Byers
A.B. and A.M. Brown University
Ph.D. University of Iowa
U. S. literature,film, interpretive theory
U. S. literature, especially contemporary; film studies; theories of interpretation; the postmodern. Essays in progress on the Bourne trilogy and Brokeback Mountain. Thinking about zombies.
Has taught at U of L since 1980. Widowed, two children. Nine-time Director of US Department of State Study of the US Institute on Contemporary American Literature. A lover of good jokes.
Honors & Awards
University Distinguised Teaching Award (graduate)
Red Apple Award
College Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Community
College Distinguished Service Award for Service to the University
College Research Award
Fulbright Senior Fellow and Senior Specialist
Back to the Future: The Humanist Matrix
Bartlett, Laura, and Thomas B. Byers. "Back to the Future: The Humanist Matrix." Posthumanism. Spec. issue of Cultural Critique 53 (winter, 2003): 28-46.
Byers, Thomas B. "Titanic Histories." Und das Kino geht weiter: Vergangenheit im Hollywood der Gegenwart. Spec. Issue of zeitgeschichte 29 (2002): 286-97. In German. For an English copy, e-mail me at email@example.com