William Hardesty

William HardestyEmeritus Professor

hardeswh@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, University of Pennsylvania, 1970

A.M. in English Language and Literature, University of Pennsylvania, 1960

A.B. in English Language and Literature, University of Pennsylvania, 1959

TEACHING INTERESTS
  • 19th and 20th century British fiction
  • American literature
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Alternate histories
  • Space opera
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • “Toward a Theory of Alternate History: Four Versions of Alternative Nazis.” Classic and Iconoclastic Alternate History Science Fiction. Ed. Edgar L. Chapman and Carl B. Yoke. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003.
  • “Space Opera without the Space: The ‘Culture’ Novels of Iain M. Banks.” Space and Beyond: The Frontier Theme in Science Fiction. Ed. Gary Westfahl. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press, 2000. 115-122.
  • “Mercenaries and Special Circumstances: Iain M. Banks’s Counter-Narrative of Utopia, ‘Use of Weapons.’” Foundation 76 (Summer 1999): 39-47.
  • “Odds on Treasure Island.” Studies in Scottish Literature XXIX (1996): 29-36. With David D. Mann.
  • “Iain M. Banks, The ‘Culture’ Series.” Magill’s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. Consulting Ed. T.A. Shippey. Project Ed. A.J. Sobczak. Vol. 1. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1996. 183-185.
  • “Samuel R. Delany, Tales of Neveron.” Magill’s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. Consulting Ed. T.A. Shippey. Project Ed. A.J. Sobczak. Vol 2. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1996. 915-916.
WORK IN PROGRESS

Dr. Hardesty is currently putting together a series of articles on alternate history, which he hopes to turn into a book. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and visiting his grown children.