Alkon, Paul K.

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ALKON, Paul K.

ALKON, Paul K. American. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: University of California, Berkeley, instructor to assistant professor of English, 1962-70; University of Maryland at College Park, associate professor of English, 1970-71; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, associate professor, 1971-73, professor of English, 1973-80; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Leo S. Bing Professor of English, 1980-. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, visiting professor, 1977-78. Publications: Samuel Johnson and Moral Discipline, 1967; Defoe and Fictional Time, 1979; Origins of Futuristic Fiction, 1987; Science Fiction before 1900, 1994. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly journals. Address: Department of English, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]