Kevin Boon

Associate Professor, English
Faculty, Honors Program
Office Phone
Office Location
General Studies, 211
Penn State Mont Alto | 1 Campus Drive | Mont Alto, PA 17237
Biography

Kevin Alexander Boon

Degrees

Ph.D., M.A. (English) University of South Florida
B.A. (Psychology) University of South Florida
A.A. (Music)

Courses Taught

  • Script Culture and the American Screenplay (Wayne State University Press)
  • At Millennium's End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut. (State University of New York Press)
  • 3 Award-winning Feature Films (A Host of Sparrows, Two Days Back, Ghosting)

Faculty Scholarly Activities

  1. “Trailing the Zombie through Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Literature.” Written Dead. Ed. Kyle Bishop. (McFarland)
  2. “Ethics and Capitalism in the Screenplays of David Mamet.” (Literature/Film Quarterly)
  3. "Episteme-ology of Science Fiction." Rpt. Anatomy of Science Fiction. Ed. Donald Morse. (Cambridge Scholars Press,)
Research Interests

Film, Twentieth-Century American Literature, Popular Culture, Gender Studies, etc.

Publications

A Host of Sparrows

"In Defense of John Carpenter's The Thing"

Trailing the Zombie through Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Literature - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2017

Ghosting - October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 4, 2016

The American Renaissance: 1968-1980, BEHIND THE SILVER SCREEN: SCREEN WRITING & STORY TELLING - 2014

Raubicheck, Walter, and Walter Srebnick. Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie., Literature/Film Quarterly - 2013

Kurt Vonnegut - 2012

The Quincy Garden Project: A Service Learning Experience, In house video production for PT, OT and Forestry project. - 2012

“The Zombie as Other: Mortality and the Monstrous in the Postnuclear Age. - Extended, Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-human in Literature, Film, and Culture - 2011

“Ethics and Capitalism in the Screenplays of David Mamet.” , Literature/Film Quarterly - 2011

Preface. “And the Dead Shall Rise.” , Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-human in Literature, Film, and Culture - 2011

Two Days Back - November, 2011

“Temporal Cohesion and Disorientation in Slaughterhouse-Five: A Chronicle of Form Cuts and Transitional Devices in the Novel.” , Literary Criticism Series Volume on Kurt Vonnegut - 2010

George Orwell: Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four - 2009

"Violent Adventure: Contemporary Fiction by American Men", Studies in the Novel - 2008

The Zombie as Other: Mortality and the Monstrous in the Post-Modern Age.�, Monstrous - 2008

Script Culture: The Screenplay in America - 2008

"The Screenplay, Imagism, and Modern Aesthetics", Literature/Film Quarterly - 2008

"Ontological Anxiety Made Flesh: The Zombie in Literature, Film and Culture.", The Monstrous - 2007

Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises and Other Works - 2007

F. Scott Fitzgerald: His Life and Work - 2007

"The Voice of a Generation Goes Silent", The Bridge - 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, Voice of a Generation, Goes Silent.", The Centre Daily Times - May, 2007

"Episteme-ology of Science Fiction.", Anatomy of Science Fiction - 2006

Interview with Carlton Mellick III, Zombie-a-GoGo - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2006

F. Scott Fitzgerald: His Life and Work - 2005

"Heroes, Metanarratives, and the Paradox of Masculinity in Contemporary Western Culture.", Journal of Men's Studies 13.3 - 2005

"Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God as Aristotelian Tragedy: Janie's Flaw, Tea Cake's Defects, and the Illusion of Romantic Love., The Zora Neale Hurston Forum. - 2005

Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God as Aristotelian Tragedy: Janie's Flaw, Tea Cake's Defects, and the Illusion of Romantic Love, The Zora Neale Hurston Forum - 2005

"Light Sabers and Kaiser Blades.", Nota Bene - 2005

"Penguins and Psychos.", Nota Bene - 2005

"Postnuclear Visionary or Literary Vinegarroon? Chuck Palahniuk Shifts the Landscape of American Fiction.", The Fourth Wall - 2005

"PSMA Considering Bachelor's in Liberal Arts.", The Fourth Wall - 2005

Review of Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters - 2004

Elaine May, The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: The 60s. V2 - 2004

Gilbert Sorrentino: Cataloging The Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, Studies in Modern and Contemporary Fiction: Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things - 2004

Kurt Vonnegut, The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: The 60s. V2 - 2004

Timothy Leary, The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. V4 1994-1996 - 2004

Truman Capote, The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: The 60s. V2 - 2004

Ernest Hemingway - 2004

The Human Genome Project: What Does Decoding DNA Mean for Us? - 2004

Human 911: Spectacle & Tragedy, Creative Screenwriting - 2004

“A Fourth Wall for the Fifth Estate.” , The Fourth Wall - 2004

Review of Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters , Creative Screenwriting - 2003

“Elaine May.” , The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: The 60s. - 2003

“Kurt Vonnegut.” , The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: The 60s. - 2003

“Truman Capote.” , The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: The 60s. - 2003

Men and the Nostalgia for Violence: Culture and Culpability in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, Journal of Men's Studies - 2003

Gilbert Sorrentino: Cataloging The Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, Review of Contemporary Fiction - January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2003

At Millennium's End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut - 2001

At Millennium's End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut - 2001

"Episteme-ology of Science Fiction.", Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts - 2001

"Episteme-ology of Science Fiction.", Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts - 2001

The Poetics and the Screenplay: Revisiting Aristotle, Creative Screenwriting - 2001

Absolute Zero - 1999

Reading the Sea: New Essays on Sea Literature - 1999

"In Defense of John Carpenter's Thing.", Creative Screenwriting - 1999

"Publishing Group Projects: Decentering the Writing Classroom." , Teaching English in the Two-Year College - 1999

An Interpretive Commentary on Virginia Woolf's The Waves - 1998

"Efrem Zimbalist, Sr." , The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives - 1998

"Jack Albertson." , The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives - 1998

"Johnny Marks." , The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives - 1998

Chaos Theory and the Interpretation of Literary Texts: The Case of Kurt Vonne - 1997

"In Debt to Dashiell: John Huston's Adaptation of Hammett's The Maltese Falcon." , Creative Screenwriting - 1997

"The Problem with Pilgrim in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five.", Notes on Contemporary Literature - 1996

"Vonnegut's Archi-Texts." , Los Angeles Literary Review - 1995

"Temple Defiled: The Brainwashing of Temple Drake in Faulkner's Sanctuary." , Faulkner Journal - 1993

"Vertical Analysis of Word Choice." , Teaching English in the Two-Year College - 1993

Education

Ph D, English, University of South FLorida