Simpson, Philip L. 1964–

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Simpson, Philip L. 1964–

PERSONAL: Born October 5, 1964, in Champaign, IL; son of Leslie (a lawyer) and Alice (a microbiologist; maiden name, Adams) Simpson. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 1986, M.A., 1989; Southern Illinois University, Ph.D., 1996.

ADDRESSES: Office—Palm Bay Campus, Brevard Community College, 250 Community College Parkway, Palm Bay, FL 32909. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Brevard Community College, Palm Bay Campus, Palm Bay, FL, professor and department chair, 1997–.

MEMBER: Popular Culture Association (member-at-large of board of directors), National Council of Teachers of English.


Psycho Paths: Tracking the Serial Killer through Contemporary American Film and Fiction, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 2000.

Contributor to books, including Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media, edited by Christopher Sharrett, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1999; Jack Nicholson Movie Top Ten, edited by Mikita Brottman, Creation Books (London, England), 2000; Car Crash Culture, edited by Brottman, Palgrave (New York, NY), 2002; The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film, edited by David Blakesley, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 2003; and Horror Film: Creating and Marketing Fear, edited by Steffan Hantke, University Press of Mississippi, 2004. Contributor to periodicals, including Clues, CineAction, Notes on Contemporary Literature, and Post Script. Member of editorial board, Journal of Popular Culture.

WORK IN PROGRESS: "Introducing the 'Little Spielberg': Roland Emmerich's Joey as Reverent Parody," a chapter to be included in Caligari's Stepchildren: The German Cinema of Fear after 1945.

SIDELIGHTS: Philip L. Simpson told CA: "My primary motivation for scholarly writing is my love of contemporary fiction and cinema, particularly in the fields of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. I have had a lifelong interest in those areas, and I have been fortunate enough to find an academic niche through my affiliation with the Popular Culture Association to pursue these topics."



Post Script, winter-spring, 2003, Robert E. Wood, review of Psycho Paths: Tracking the Serial Killer through Contemporary American Film and Fiction, p. 126.

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