Joe Andriano
Professor Emeritus of 
English 


Griffin Hall, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette

Born and raised in Albany, NY,
Joseph Andriano received his Ph.D. in English
 from Washington State University in 1986,

his M. A. from Binghamton University in 1972,
and his B.A. from Stony Brook University in 1970.

After 37 years teaching,
he retired from UL Lafayette in May 2016.
In April, he delivered "The Last Lecture."

Text of "The Last Lecture" (with slideshow)




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Updated July 31, 2016






Cypress Lake

Cypress Lake, UL Lafayette


     

       




 
   
 
        Selected Publications




Andriano has written two scholarly books:
  • Our 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 chapter 4 in The Dark Fantastic, ed. C. W. Sullivan III, Greenwood Press, 1997. 49–57. 
Reviews of Immortal Monster
    Dirk Remley, Extrapolation 40.3 (Fall 1999): 261–64
    Gary Wolfe, Science Fiction Studies 27.2 (July 2000): 315–18.

Reviews of Our Ladies of Darkness:
    J. Mullan, Times Literary Supplement, Dec. 24, 1993: 7.
   H. Meyers, Studies in Short Fiction 31.3 (1994):527–28.
   S. Keen, College English 56.2 (1994): 209–16.
   D.L. Hoeveler, Journal of the History of Sexuality 4 (Apr. 1994): 638–40



Here's a selection of some articles he's written:

  • "Monsters of the Fantastic: Fusions of the Mythical and the Real." Critical Insights on the Fantastic. Ed. Claire Whitehead. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2013
  • "Moby-Dick in the 21st Century: From Fossil to Rocket." Indiana English (Spring 2007):19-39.
  •  "Behemyth Evolving: Whale/Ape/Rocket." Trajectories of the Fantastic. Ed. Michael Morrison.  Westport, CT & London:  Greenwood Press, 1997.
  •  "Brother to Dragons: Race and Evolution in Moby-Dick." ATQ: 19th Century American Literature & Culture 10.2 (June 1996): 141–53.  (Univ. of Rhode Island). A large portion of 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 Rainbow." Modes of the Fantastic. Eds. Robert Collins  and Rob   Latham.  Westport, CT & London: Greenwood Press, 1995.
  • "The Handmaid's Tale as Scrabble Game." Essays on Canadian Writing 48 (Winter 1992–93): 89–96.
  • Seven articles for Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia. eds. J.R. LeMaster and Donald Kummings. NY: Garland, 1998.
  •    Here's a sample: his article on "A Noiseless Patient Spider"
     

  • Six articles for The Mark Twain Encyclopedia, eds. James D. Wilson and J. R. LeMaster.  New York: Garland, 1993.


His most recent 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.
    "World-Lines", Louisiana Literature 22.1 (Spring 2005): 35-54.
    "The Pound of Sinsemilla". The Emergency Almanac, Winter 2004
    "Strange Attractors." The Chattahoochee Review (DeKalb Univ.), 16.2 (Winter 1996): 87–100;
    "AugMental."  Argonaut (Austin, TX), vol. 16 (Summer 1992): 2–15.







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