Professor Emeritus of English
Fielding a question after his last lecture (see link below
in Albany, NY,
Joseph Andriano received his Ph.D. in English
State University in 1986,
his M. A.
from Binghamton University in
and his B.A.
from Stony Brook University in 1970.
Andriano retired from UL Lafayette in May 2016.
He was honored to give "The Last Lecture" to the University community in April 2016
Holding up a gift at his retirement party
|Last Updated October 2018
Ancient Greek Theater in Taormina, Sicily
The Concordia Temple in Agrigento, Sicily
Joe in Matera, Basilicata
has written two scholarly books:
Reviews of Immortal Monster
Ladies of Darkness: Feminine Daemonology in Male Gothic Fiction.
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993. Rpt.
in paperback 2005. Chapter Reprints: part of
chapter 3 in Short Story
Criticism, vol. 20 (Gale Research, 1995): 38–41; part of
in The Dark Fantastic, ed. C. W. Sullivan III,
Remley, Extrapolation 40.3 (Fall 1999): 261–64
Fiction Studies 27.2
(July 2000): 315–18.
Reviews of Our Ladies of Darkness:
J. Mullan, Times Literary
24, 1993: 7.
H. Meyers, Studies in Short Fiction
S. Keen, College English 56.2
D.L. Hoeveler, Journal of the History of
4 (Apr. 1994): 638–40
selection of some articles
- "Monsters of the Fantastic: Fusions of
the Mythical and the Real." Critical
Insights on the Fantastic. Ed. Claire Whitehead. Ipswich,
MA: Salem Press, 2013
in the 21st Century: From Fossil to Rocket." Indiana English (Spring
- "Behemyth Evolving: Whale/Ape/Rocket." Trajectories
of the Fantastic. Ed. Michael Morrison.
& London: Greenwood Press, 1997.
- "Brother to Dragons: Race and Evolution in
Moby-Dick." ATQ: 19th Century
American Literature & Culture
(June 1996): 141–53. (Univ. of Rhode Island). A large portion
this article has been reprinted in The
Routledge Literary Source Book on Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. (2003)
- "The Masks of Gödel: Math and Myth in Gravity's
of the Fantastic. Eds. Robert Collins
and Rob Latham. Westport, CT &
- "The Handmaid's Tale as Scrabble
Canadian Writing 48 (Winter 1992–93): 89–96.
- Seven articles for Walt Whitman: An
J.R. LeMaster and Donald Kummings. NY: Garland, 1998.
a sample: his article on "A Noiseless Patient Spider"
articles for The Mark Twain Encyclopedia, eds.
D. Wilson and J. R. LeMaster. New York: Garland, 1993.
short stories are
"Robotomy." Wild Violet Online Literary
Magazine. October 2015
"Love Not All Neighbors." 2014. The Louisiana Review.
Volume 12. 11-24.
"The Gris-Gris Cat." In the Eye. Thunder
Rain Press, 2007.
Literature 22.1 (Spring 2005): 35-54.
Pound of Sinsemilla". The
Emergency Almanac, Winter 2004
"Strange Attractors." The
Review (DeKalb Univ.), 16.2 (Winter 1996): 87–100;
(Austin, TX), vol. 16 (Summer 1992): 2–15.