Lifelong Marylander Dr. Matthew B. Hill earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1996. He then earned his Master of Arts (1999) and Doctor of Philosophy (2004) in English Literature at the University of Maryland, College Park, His work focuses primarily on the representation of war in literature, film, and popular culture. He is the author of Unconventional Warriors: The Fantasy of the American Resistance Fighter in Television and Film (Praeger, 2018) and the co-editor, with Andrew Schopp, of The War on Terror and American Popular Culture (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009). His latest project is as the general editor of the reference work Dystopian States of America: Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in American Literature, Film and Politics (ABC-Clio, 2022). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Popular Culture, Extrapolation, the Journal of American Culture, the Mid-Atlantic Almanack, and War, Literature, and the Arts.
Editor. Dystopian States of America: Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in American Literature, Film, and Politics. New York: ABC-CLIO. (2022)
Guest Editor. Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy No. 5 (2020). https://messengersfromthestars.letras.ulisboa.pt/journal/
Unconventional Warriors: The Fantasy of the American Resistance Fighter in Television and Film. Praeger Publications, 2018.
“Michael Casey’s Obscenities: A Critique of Workaday Brutality.” War, Literature, and the Arts Vol. 27 (2015): 1-30.
“Revising (the) Resistance: American Guerillas in Popular Film and Television.” Journal of Popular Culture Vol. 46, No. 6 (December 2013): 1289-1309.
“’The Things That Never Leave Me’: Trauma, Narrative, and Community in Garth Ennis’ Battlefields: Dear Billy.” Mid-Atlantic Almanack Vol. 29, No.1 (2011).
“‘I am a Leaf on the Wind’: Cultural Trauma and Mobility in Joss Whedon’s Firefly.” Extrapolation Vol. 50, No. 3 (Winter 2009).
“The Dream From Which No One Wakes: Jarrell, Dreams, and War.” Poetry for Students, Vol. 31. Gale / Cengage Group, 2009.
Editor, with Andrew Schopp. The War on Terror, and American Popular Culture: September 11th and Beyond. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009.
“24, Tom Clancy, and the Language of Autocracy.” The War on Terror, and American Popular Culture: September 11th and Beyond. Eds. Matthew B. Hill and Andrew Schopp. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009.
“The ‘Curious Knot’: American Popular Culture and the War on Terror.” Co-authored with Andrew Schopp. The War on Terror, and American Popular Culture: September 11th and Beyond. Eds. Matthew B. Hill and Andrew Schopp. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009.
“The Poetics of Guilt.” Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film, and Art, Ed. Mark Heberle. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.
“Talking the Real War: Jargon, Confession, and Viet Nam Veteran Poetry.” The Journal of American Culture Vol 3, No. 2 (June 2008), 175-184.
“The Dream From Which No One Wakes: Jarrell, Dreams, and War.” War, Literature, and the Arts Vol. 19, No.1-2 (2007).
Review of My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell. War, Literature and the Arts Vol 18, No. 1-2 (2006), 330-334.
“Revising (the) Resistance: Red Dawn, History, and Insurgency.” Proceedings of the Film and History League Conference Entitled "War in Film, Television, and History." Eds. Peter Rollins, John E. O'Connor, and James Knecht. Film & History Center, 2005. http://www.filmandhistory.org.
Review of The Vietnam War in Literature, History, and Film by Mark Taylor. War, Literature and the Arts Vol.16, No. 1-2 (2005), 288-292.
General Editor. Wat Tyler Online: A Romantic Circles Critical Hypertext Edition. Romantic Circles, July 2004. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions.
America, Viet Nam, and the Poetics of Guilt. ProQuest Information and Learning / UMI, 2004.
Editor, with Ingrid Satelmajer. Emily Dickinson and the Youth’s Companion—A Critical Hypertext Archive. The Dickinson Electronic Archive. Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, 1998. http://www.emilydickinson.org/classroom/spring98/s98intro.html.
Coordinator, Freshman English Composition
Faculty Liaison, Coppin Writing Center
B.A., English, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1996
M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Maryland, College Park, 1999
Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004.
Area Chair, War Studies, Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
- War in Literature, Film, Popular Culture
- Lyric Poetry in English, 19th and 20th Century.
- Comics and Graphic Novels
- Science Fiction and Dystopia
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