Stanley Corkin

Stanley J. Corkin

Professor

Old Chemistry Building

726C

A&S German Studies - 0069

Professional Summary

Stanley Corkin is the author of Starring New York: Filiming the Grime and Glamour of the Long 1970s (Oxford, 2011), Cowboys as Cold Warriors: The Western and U.S. History in the Culture and the Moving Image Series (Temple, 2004), and Realism and the Birth of the Modern United States: Cinema, Literature, and Culture (Georgia, 1996).  Professor Corkin's book on the HBO series The Wire, tentatively titled The Wire: Space, Race and the Wonders of Post-Industrial Baltimore is forthcoming from the University of Texas Press in 2014.  Dr. Corkin also co-edited, with Phyllis Frus, The New Riverside Edition of Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie, A Girl of the Streets, and other Selected Writings (Houghton Mifflin, 2000).  Professor Corkin's peer-reviewed articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in a number of journals, including Jump Cut, the Journal of Urban History, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, Prospects: An American Studies Annual, Journal of American History, Cinema Journal, College English, College Literature, and Cineaste.

Books:

The Wire: Space, Race and the Wonders of Post-Industrial Baltimore (forthcoming: University of Texas Press, 2014).

Starring New York: Filiming the Grime and Glamour of the Long 1970s (Oxford, 2011).

Cowboys as Cold Warriors: The Western and U.S. History in the Culture and the Moving Image Series (Temple, 2004).

Realism and the Birth of the Modern United States: Cinema, Literature, and Culture (Georgia, 1996). 


Books Co-Edited:

The New Riverside Edition of Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie, A Girl of the Streets, and other Selected Writings , co-edited with Phyllis Frus, (Houghton Mifflin, 2000).

Education

Ph.D., American Studies, New York University 1984

M.A., American Studies, Emory University 1978

B.A., English - Magna cum Laude Graduate, University of Massachusetts/Amherst 1976

Positions and Work Experience

2001 -To Present Professor of English, University of Cincinnati,

1994 -2001 Associate Professor of English, University of Cincinnati,

1987 -1994 Assistant Professor of English, University of Cincinnati,

1985 -1987 Assistant Professor of Critical Studies, Massachusetts College of Art,

Research and Practice Interests

Research and pedagogical interests include history and urban geography, cinema and the city, the intersections of lilterature, film, and history in American Studies.

Abbreviated Publications

Book

The Wire: Space, Race, and the Wonders of Post-Industrial Baltimore. In Process. 

Starring New York:Filming the Grime and the Glamour of the Long 1970s. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Cowboys as Cold Warriors: The Western and U.S. History. Culture and the Moving Image Series. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004.

Edited Collection (with Phyllis Frus). Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie, A Girl of the Streets, and other Selected Writings.  New Riverside Edition. Series Editor, Paul Lauter. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

Realism and the Birth of the Modern United States: Cinema, Literature, and Culture.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996.

Review

Review of The Alamo (John Lee Hancock, Dir.)Journal of American History, December 2005: 1086-1088.  Reprinted at Teaching History:  http://teachinghistory.org/nhec-blog/25160

“Review of The Invention of the Western Film: A Cultural History of the Genre’s First Half Century by Scott Simmon (Cambridge 2003).” Cineaste,  Spring 2004: 89-90.

“Review of Open Range (Kevin Costner, Dir.).” Journal of American History, Dec. 2003:1128-1129.

“What Shall Be Done?: English  Departments and  the Academy of the Twenty-First Century.”  Review Essay (with Phyllis Frus),  JAC,  Spring  1999: 305-313.

“The Best Defense? Academic Progressives Respond  to their Critics.” Review Essay (with Phyllis Frus). College English,  September 1998: 75-82.

"Cather Criticism and the Canon." Review‑Essay  (with Phyllis Frus). College English,  February 1997: 206‑217.

Other Publication

“Sex and the City in Decline: Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Klute (1971).” Journal of Urban History, Sept. 2010: 617-633.
 
“Cowboys and Free Markets: Post-World War II Westerns and the Cold War.” Cinema Journal, Spring 2000: 66-91.
 
“Willa Cather’s “Pioneer”  Novels and (Not New, Not Old) Historical Reading” (with Phyllis Frus).  College Literature, Spring 1999: 36-58.
 
“What Shall Be Done?: English Departments and  the Academy of the Twenty-First Century.” Review Essay (with Phyllis Frus). JAC (Spring 1999): 305-313.
 
“The Best Defense? Academic Progressives Respond to their Critics.” Review Essay (with Phyllis Frus). College English,  September 1998: 75-82.
 
“Cather Criticism and the Canon.” Review‑Essay  (with Phyllis Frus). College English,  February 1997: 206‑217.
 
“An ‘Ex‑Centric’ Approach to American Cultural Studies: The Interesting Case of Zora Neale Hurston as a Non‑Canonical Writer” (with Phyllis Frus). Prospects: An American Studies Annual  21 (1996): 193‑228.
 
“Edmund Wilson and the Problem of Marx:  History, Biography, and To theFinland Station.” Clio 22 (1993): 129‑44.
 
“John Dos Passos and the American Left:  Recovering the Dialectic of History.” Criticism 34 (1992): 591‑611.
 
“Jean Renoir’s The Southerner and the Agrarian Myth.” Southern Studies 26 (1987): 52‑62.
 
“Sister Carrie and Industrial Life:  Objects and the New American Self.” Modern Fiction Studies 33 (1987): 605‑19.

Essays

“Drugs and the Ecology of the Ghetto in The Wire.” Special Issue: “The Wire-Ten Years Later." Points: The Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society (November 2012).  http://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/the-wire-at-ten-stanley-corkin-drugs-and-the-ecology-of-the-ghetto/

“Performing the New Economy: New York, Neoliberalism and Mass Communication in 1970’s Cinema.” Jump Cut (54) Fall 2012. http://www.ejumpcut.org/currentissue/CorkinNYfilm/index.html
 
“New York, Film, and the Reconception of the World.” Montreal Review, November 2011. http://www.themontrealreview.com/2009/Starring-New-York-filming-the-crime-and-the-glamour-of-the-long-1970s.php

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(01-2008. )New York, the Unsafe City: Law, Corruption, and Globalization in The French Connection, Serpico,and The Prince of the City .International Symposium on Visual Culture and the Urban Environment: Globalization and Violence, Paris, France.

(06-2006. )Longing for the Return of Vito Corleone .Carl Schurz Center for American Studies, Freiburg, Germany.

(01-2005. )The American West in the National Imagination: Art, Film, and History .Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH.

(02-2003. )Hollywood Westerns and the Cold War: The Question of Violence .University College Dublin,

(10-2002. )Facing West but Thinking East: 1950’s Westerns and the Politics of the Cold War .Hawaii Pacific University,

(03-2002. )You Mean There Really Was a Ben Franklin?: Teaching History in the Literature Classroom .Western Michigan University,

(03-1998. )The Future of American Studies .Great Lakes American Studies Association,

Paper Presentations

(03-2008. )Love, Marriage, and City Living: Gentrification and Post-Default Films of New York .

(10-2007. )The Cowboy Way?: The Western in the Imagination .

(03-2007. )Blackness in (and out of) the Wide Open Spaces of Harlem: The Genre of Black Exploitation and the Rhetoric of Urban Decline .

(10-2006. )Caught in the Crossfire: Neo-Noir and the Post-War (Vietnam, Cold, and World War II) Moment .

(06-2006. )Film, History, and Symptomatic Reading .

(03-2006. )Race, Place, and the Longing for the Ethnic City .

(11-2005. )Silent Films and The Authentic Body .

(2005. )Cold War Westerns and U.S. Nationalism .

(2005. )Imperialist Nostalgia and the Road to Vietnam: Ride the High Country and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance .

(2005. )Sex and the City: New York, the New Hollywood, and the Long 1960s .

(11-2004. )Films, Movies, Cinema .

(05-2004. )Textuality and Materiality in ‘Historical’ Films .

(05-2004. )Sometime in the City: Race, Ethnicity, and Films of New York, 1971-1973 .

(05-2003. )History and Textuality: Film and the Modernist Event .Turku, Finland.

(12-2002. )Race as Culture: DuBois Among the (Liberal) White Social Scientists .

(11-2002. )Cold War Westerns and the Critique of US Imperialism .

(10-2002. )The Survival of the Fittest Intellect: Martin Eden and the American West .

(12-2001. )Jobs for My Students (Who Tend to be Poets) .

(11-2001. )Teaching History Through Film .

(12-2000. )A Materialist Perspective on Realism/Naturalism .

(10-2000. )I Saw It On TV .

(05-2000. )The New Riverside Edition of Crane .

(03-2000. )Race and History: An Approach to the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries .

(04-1999. )The Western .

(01-1999. )To Kill or Not To Kill: Cold War Westerns and the Law of the Gun .

(10-1998. )Families, Nations, and Allies: Post-World War II Westerns and U.S. Hegemony .

(04-1998. )The Unbearable Gringo-ness of Being: Hispanics, Indians, and Others in Post-World War II Westerns .

(12-1997. )Post-World War II Westerns, the Cold War, and the Politics of Asexual Reproduction .

(12-1997. )Words, Image, and Sometimes Music Too: The Persistence of Agee and Evans’ Vision of the Poor .

(10-1997. )Gender and Working-Class Identity in the Media .

(04-1997. )Empire by Invitation: Post-World War II Westerns and the Truths of Everyday Life .

(11-1996. )Race, Culture, and Problem of Relativism: Hurston, Boas,and Herskovits .

(12-1995. )An Ex Centric Approach to Nonfiction: Materializing James Agee's .

(12-1994. )Myth, Literary History, and the History of the Frontier: Willa Cather's .

(10-1994. )To Replace Symbols with Cattle: Red River and the New Western History .

(11-1993. )Silas Lapham in the Back Bay .

(10-1993. )The More Things Change: Canon Revision and the Case of Willa Cather .

(04-1993. )The Fiction of Behavior: Hemingway Among the Psychologists .

(01-1992. )'Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?' Hollywood (Mis)Represents Blacklisting .

(04-1992. )Jewish Mothers and the Hope of Community in Mike Gold's Jews Without Money .Chicago, IL.

(12-1989. )Information, Power, and the Quest for Autonomy in The 42nd Parallel .

Honors and Awards

Taft Center Fellow, 2007-2008

Taft Competitive Fellowship, 1997

Coordinator, NEH Faculty Study, University of Cincinnati, 1993-4

Taft Summer Grants, 1988, 1990, 1992 1995, 1997, 2000, 2005

Penfield Fellow, New York University, 1982-84

University Fellowship, New York University, 1979-81

University Fellowship, Emory University, 1978-79

Keywords

19th and 20th century US writers; US film and cultural history

Other Information

Consultant:

Documentary Films by Steve Gebhardt: Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music (1992); Twenty to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair (1995); The Hudson Tigers  (1997)

 

The American Experience: Wyatt Earp (in production),

Selected University and Public Service/Administration

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English, 1999-2004

 

Director of Ropes Lecture Series, 1999-2004

 

Faculty Senate, 2003-2005

 

University Graduate Council, 2003-2004

 

University of Cincinnati Chapter, AAUP, Board of Directors, 2002-2005

 

University of Cincinnati Chapter, AAUP, Negotiating Team, 2001

 

University of Cincinntai/Cincinnati Public Schools, PK-16  Partnership, 2000-2002

 

Yates Minority Fellowship Selection Committee, 1998-2001

Organizations:

American Studies Organization

Society for Cinema Studies

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Professional Service:

(All Multiple) Dissertation Director, Dissertation Committees, Manuscript Reviews, Tenure Reviews, Various Newspaper and Radio Interviews,  Chair of Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize Committee for the American Studies Association, 2007

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