Derek Royal

Founder and executive editor, 'Philip Roth Studies'; Founder, Philip Roth Society

<p>Derek Parker Royal is the founder and executive editor of <i>Philip Roth Studies</i>, as well as the founder of the Philip Roth Society. His books include <i>Philip Roth: New Perspectives on an American Author </i>(Praeger, 2005), <i>Philip Roth’s </i>American Pastoral (Atlante, 2011, co-authored with Patrick Badonnel and Daniel Royot), and <i>Unfinalized Moments: Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Narrative </i>(Purdue University Press, 2011). He has guest edited eight different special issues of journals, covering topics such as Philip Roth’s later novels, contemporary Jewish narrative, multi-ethnic comics, superheroes and gender, politics and comics, and Woody Allen’s post-1990 films. His essays on American literature, comics, and film have appeared in a variety of edited book collections and scholarly journals, including <i>College Literature</i>, <i>Modern Fiction Studies</i>, <i>Contemporary</i> <i>Literature</i>, <i>Post Script</i>, <i>MELUS</i>, <i>Critique</i>, <i>Poe Studies</i>, <i>The Mark Twain Annual</i>, <i>Texas Studies</i> <i>in Literature and Language</i>, <i>Midwest Quarterly</i>, <i>ImageTexT</i>, <i>International Journal of Comic Art</i>, <i>Modern Jewish Studies/Yiddish</i>, <i>Shofar</i>, and <i>Studies in American Jewish Literature</i>. He is currently editing a series of essays on Jewish comics and graphic novels, a collection on post-1980s American multi-ethnic comics, and he is also working on two other book projects: <i>The Hernandez Brothers: Conversations </i>(University Press of Mississippi) and <i>More Than Jewish Mischief: Narrating Subjectivity in the Later Fiction of</i> <i>Philip Roth</i>.</p>

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