Holte, James Craig 1949-
HOLTE, James Craig 1949-
PERSONAL: Born July 9, 1949, in Staten Island, NY; son of Fred (an engineer) and Marie (a homemaker; maiden name, Hunt) Holte; children: Molly Amanda Hilburn-Holte. Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1971; University of Cincinnati, M.A. (with highest honors), 1973, Ph.D. (with highest honors), 1978. Politics: Democrat.
ADDRESSES: Home—102 Cherrywood Dr., Greenville, NC 27858. Office—Department of English, 2211 Bate Bldg., East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; fax: 252-328-4889. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, instructor in English, 1976; University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, instructor in English, 1976-81; East Carolina University, Greenville, began as associate professor, became professor of English and director of graduate studies in English, 1981—.WWNO-Radio, film critic.
MEMBER: International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, Modern Language Association of America, Popular Culture Association, MELUS.
The Ethnic I, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1988.
The Conversion Experience in America, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1992.
Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1997.
(Editor and contributor) The Fantastic Vampire: Studies in the Children of the Night, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2002.
Contributor of articles and more than 300 reviews to periodicals. Editor, Ruthven Literary Bulletin; special editor, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.
SIDELIGHTS: James Craig Holte once told CA: "The major theme running through my work is the influence of popular culture on American history and literature. My studies of American ethnic and religious autobiography demonstrate the personal and popular nature of much American writing, and they are indicative of my interest in the influence of ethnicity and religion in American culture.
"My writing on film, especially the work on film adaptations of Bram Stoker's Dracula, illustrates my belief in the significance of popular forms of culture. I am interested in the study of popular genres and movements, and I see the millennial celebrations as occasions of great popular and critical interest."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Church History, June, 1996, review of The Conversion Experience in America, p. 315.
Extrapolation, summer, 1998, review of Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations, p. 172.
Science-Fiction Studies, November, 1997, review of Dracula in the Dark, p. 518.
East Carolina University Web site, http://www.ecu.edu/english/profiles/holte.htm/ (November 15, 2004).*