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English Language and Literature, Oxford University
English Language and Literature
English Literature and Literature
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Poetry, the biological foundations of aesthetics, Shakespeare, ecopoetics, chaos theory and literary criticism, English Renaissance literature, Chaucer, Milton, prosody, performance theory, the philosophy of time, anthropology and literature, literature and science, science fiction, narrative poetry, artificial intelligence, restoration ecology, literary and critical theory, sociobiology and the arts, oral tradition studies, landscape and garden architecture, the structure of knowledge, political philosophy, evolutionary theology, the history and philosophy of science and technology, translation theory, media studies, Renaissance art history
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“A Flowering Tree: Selected Poems”, The New Formalist Press, 2008. (PDF) http://newformalistpress.com/turner.pdf
Frederick Hart: The Complete Works: Essays by Donald Kuspit and Frederick Turner. Butler Books, Louisville, 2007 Category: Frederick Hart: The Complete Works: Essays by Dona...
Natural Religion. Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ, and London, 2006 Category: Natural Religion
N? Shpell?n e Platonit (In Plato's Cave, full-length collection of poems by Frederick Turner translated into Albanian by Gjek? Marinaj). Marinaj Publishing, Dallas, Frankfurt, Tirana, 2006 Category: N? Shpell?n e Platonit
The Prayers of Dallas (poetry). Turning Point Press, Cincinnati, Ohio 2006 Category: The Prayers of Dallas
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How to Translate Chinese Poetry Symposium on Chinese Translation, Frederick Turner and Daisy Guo, University of Texas-Dallas, Richardson, TX (Apr 7, 2009)
The Complexity of Good Intentions Frederick Turner, Colloquium presentation, The Good Ancestor Principle Group, Encinitas (May 7-8, 2009)
Giving Frederick Turner, Colloquium presentation, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN (May 28-29, 2009)
Philanthropy Frederick Turner, Colloquium presentation, Liberty Fund West Harrison, NY (June 25-26, 2009)
Othello and Tragedy Frederick Turner, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Dallas, TX (July 14, 2009)
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In 1990, Gjekë Marinaj was fleeing through the mountains from his home country of Albania into the former Yugoslavia. He was being pursued by Albanian secret police with tracker dogs. Marinaj’s crime: writing a poem.With Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities Dr. Frederick Turner, Marinaj has recently published Sung Across the Shoulder: Heroic Poetry of Illyria, a collection of Albanian oral folk-poetry.
Turning the poetry from spoken performance into print was no easy task. Since none of the poems had ever been written down, Marinaj traveled to inns and coffee-houses deep in the Albanian mountains to record the poets reciting their verse. Marinaj also photographed the speakers and the venues of their performances.
Back at UT Dallas, Turner and Marinaj began their collaborative work by listening to the recordings together and considering the photographs to determine whether or not a poem was fit for the book. The poem, if chosen, would then be translated, retaining its original tone, mood, style, diction, metrical form and rhyme.
Literature Profs Offer Book Lists to Beat the Heat
Triple-digit temperatures have discouraged poolside reading and sent many North Texans indoors.UT Dallas literature experts have summertime book recommendations that promise distraction from the sweltering heat.
“What's needed for good summer reading is complicated plots, suspense and humor,” said Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities Dr. Frederick Turner.
“The ideal summer reading is Patrick O’Brian’s Napoleonic naval novel series about Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin,” Turner says. “The passages about the freezing gales of the South Forties are particularly welcome in this weather.”
O’Brian’s novels may be familiar to those who saw the 2003 film adaptation Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe.
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26 books, more than 100 published articles and poems
Professional Recognition, Honors, etc.
Missouri Review essay prize, 1978
Folger Library symposium grant, "Shakespeare in Performance", 1979
Nine Werner Reimers Stiftung travel grants, 1981-90
Six Kenyon College Carnegie-Mellon research grants, 1981-87
Ohioana Award for editorial excellence, 1982
Djerassi Foundation sabbatical research grant and residency, 1982
Levinson Poetry Prize (awarded by the publishers of Poetry), 1983
Golden Eagle award for "The Elephant on the Hill" TV documentary, 1988
Emmy award for Smithsonian World series of which "The Elephant on the Hill" was a part, 1988
Milan Fust Prize (This prize, awarded by the Hungarian Academy of Science, is Hungary's highest literary honor, and was awarded jointly to Zsuzsanna Ozsvath and Frederick
Turner for their translation collection, Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklos Radnoti. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1992), 1992
Nominated for the University of Texas President's Teaching Award, 1992
Quoted as example in American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd edition, for definitions of the words "central", "content", "explicit", "flow", "how," "minutia", "probabilistic", "reference," "subsume". 1992.
PEN Dallas Chapter, Golden Pen Award for April Wind 1993
M.A. thesis devoted to works by Frederick Turner, entitled The Beautiful as Tragic Affirmation: an Approach to Frederick Turner's Genesis: an Epic Poem, by Curtis Carbonell, Clemson University, successfully defended August 1996.
Editorial by Paul Levinson, the editor, in The Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems, cites Turner's leadoff essay "An Evolutionary/Chaotic Theory of Beauty and Meaning" in JSES 19: 2 "one of the most important pieces printed in the Journal in this decade." Cited in the editor's introduction to Rebel Angels: Twenty-five Poets of the New Formalism, edited by Mark Jarman and David Mason, Story Line Press, as one of the leaders of "the most significant development in modern American poetry." 1996.
Foamy Sky: the Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti, translated by Zsuzsanna Ozsvath and Frederick Turner (Princeton University Press, 1992), described by Miklós Hernádi, writing for The New Hungarian Quarterly, Spring 1996, as an "epochal undertaking." 1996.
Special publications award, Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Education International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences Honorary Chair of Biology and Aesthetics section, 1997
Featured Poet, Light: A Quarterly of Light Verse, Winter 2000
Named Distinguished Poet of Dallas by the city of Dallas, 2001.
Honorary member, Golden Key Society, 2001
Fellow, Texas Institute of Letters, 2003-
David Robert Poetry Prize, 2004
Nov 16th named by the City of Dallas, Mayor Laura Miller, “The Prayers of Dallas Day”,
Nov 17th named by the State of Texas, Gov. Rick Perry, “The Prayers of Dallas and
Frederick Turner Day”, 2004
Council member, International Society for the Study of Time, 2004-
The Gjenima Prize 2004, awarded by the President of the Albanian-American Writers’ Association for the most important contributions to world literature in 2004
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts: Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2006
Nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature by over 40 professors of literature and heads of literary societies in Britain, Mexico, Vietnam, Germany, Albania, India, China, the United States, and other nations 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
International Comparative Literature Association
International Society for the Study of Time
Werner Reimers Institute Research Group on the Biological Foundations of Esthetics
Science Fiction Poetry Association
Medieval Studies Congress
Traditional Cosmology Society
Society for Literature and Science
Society for Ecological Restoration and Management
European Sociobiological Society
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Texas Institute of Letters
PhD Dissertations Supervised
Sharla Schimelpfenig, 1995
Rodger Sorenson, 1998
Ellen Hinson, 2000
Anne Perry, 2001
Tim Cloward, 2002
Mary Blanchard, 2002
Chad Hanson, 2002
Stephen Owens, 2002
Katherine Burgess, 2006
Charles Kroll, 2006
Mark Watney, 2006
Monir Saleh, 2009
Sharmistha Basu, 2009
MA Portfolios Supervised
Donna Paireepinart, 1995
Donna Sherritt, 1995
Linda Suddarth, 1995
Patrick Godfrey, 1996
John Williams, 1997
Caroline Perkins, 1997
Mary Blanchard (MA), 1998
Karen Isbell (MA), 1998
Christopher Baker, 2000
Sharon Bailey, 2000
Heather Tibshraeny, 2001
Dawn Moncrief, 2002
Classroom Teaching (since 2000)
Spring 00 A&H 1301 EXPLORATIONS IN THE HUMANITIES
Spring 00 HUAS 6395 POETRY
Fall 00 HUSL 6370 IDEAS OF THE DIVINE
Spring 01 HUAS 6340 SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE
Spring 01 LIT 3312 LITERATURE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS
Fall 01 HUAS 6350 CREATING POETRY
Spring 02 LIT 3320 SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE
Spring 02 HUSL 6370-001 BEAUTY
Fall 02 HUAS 6350-001 READING AND WRITING POETRY
Spring 03 LIT 3320 501 SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE
Spring 03 HUSL 6355 001 GAME THEORY IN THE HUMANITIES
Fall 03 SPECIAL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT ASSIGNMENT, FALL 2003-SPRING 2004
Fall 04 HUAS 6350.001 CREATING POETRY
Spring 05 LIT 3319 ENGLISH RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
Spring 05 HUSL 6355 GAMES THEORY IN THE HUMANITIES
Fall 05 HUSL 6312 SHAKESPEARE
Fall 05 HUSL EPIC POETRY
Spring 2006 HUAS 8305-038 AESTHETICS
Fall 2006 HUAS 6350-001 POETRY
Fall 2006 HUM 1302-006 TIME (HONORS)
Spring 2007 HUSL-6340-002 MILTON & THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE
Fall 2007 HUMA-3300-502 READING AND WRITING TEXTS
Fall 2007 HUSL-6304-001 THE LITERATURE OF TIME
Fall 2008 HUSL-6304-001 LITERATURE AND GAMES
Fall 2008 HUSL-6340-001 SHAKESPEARE: DRAMATIST AND POET
Fall 2008 LIT -3300-501 WESTERN LITERARY TRADITION
Fall 2009 HUSL-6355-1 LITERATURE, SCIENCE & CULTURE
Fall 2009 HUAS-6350-1CREATING POETRY
Fall 2009 LIT -3300-501WESTERN LITERARY TRADITION
Director, Poetry Festival, University of California at Santa Barbara
Member, special task force to recruit women faculty, Kenyon College
Member, special task force to create and institute the Integrated Program in Humane Studies, Kenyon College
Member, Kenyon Review revival and feasibility study committee.
Panelist, Publication Subvention Panel, The National Endowment for the Humanities
Fellow, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Member, Kerngruppe, Werner Reimers Stiftung research group on the biological foundations of esthetics
Consultant to Gettysburg College, Gettysburg Review feasibility study
Consultant, the Niedersachsen Foundation: international conference on Geist und Natur (Mind and Nature) in Hannover, Germany
Consultant, NASA Ames Space Center, long-range policy planning
Trustee, Cleveland Poetry Project (nationally syndicated radio poetry programming)
Trustee, Greenhill School
Trustee, Isthmus Institute
Editorial reader, SUNY Press
Editorial reader, University of Pennsylvania Press
Editorial reader, University Press of Virginia
Editorial reader, Missouri University Press
Editorial reader, MIT Press
Editorial reader, Behavior and Brain Science
Editorial reader, Mosaic
Editorial reader, The Study of Time
Editorial adviser, Hellas
Editorial adviser, Poems and Poetics
Editorial adviser, The Journal of Social and Biological Structures
Editorial adviser, The American Arts Quarterly
Advisory board, St. Louis Museum of Art, Exhibit on Material Culture of the Future
Advisory board, Djerassi Foundation
Advisory board, Quest Foundation
Advisory board, Berlin Peace University, Potsdam, Germany
Advisory board, Newington-Cropsey Foundation
Founding advisory board, the Earthkeeping Institute
Chair, Steering Committee, Center for the Study of Science and the Arts
Member, Japan Karate Association: second-degree black belt, Shotokan style
Faculty adviser and senior instructor, JKA Dallas Karate Club.
Created (with Drs. Koen dePryck and Fernando Mora, and Rector Luis Bojalil) a new Millennium Institute of Integrative Studies in Mexico City. The program will be tied in with existing graduate programs at the Diplomado, M.A. and Ph.D. levels.
Chaired and organized Conference Committee on the Biological Foundations of Aesthetics for the International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences, held in Seoul, Korea, Aug. 21st-26th, 1995.
Member, American Book Award Committee (projected international literary prize)
Advisor, Young Presidents Organization university program planning
Advisor, Society for Ecological Restoration and Management
Helped plan Undermain Theater's international production of Sarajevo
Served as mentor to Plano East High School mentor program, from Sep 1996
Led (with Rene Moreno) day-long seminar for all-Dallas high school students on Shakespearean performance, sponsored by the English-speaking Union, Nov 16th, 1996
Contributing Editor, Reason magazine
Conference organizer: International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences 1997
Honorary Chair of Biology and Aesthetics section
Sanus Salute: officiated at SANUS SALUTE senior citizens annual award ceremony, literature prize, Dallas, Feb 24th 1996
Literary Consultant to "Wishbone," children's Public Television literary series, from May 1996
Literary adviser and dramaturg for "Wishbone," the PBS children's TV literary drama series, 1997
Compered TV Critics Award PBS Press Tour, "Wishbone," Pasadena, California, Jul 26th, 1997
Member, Dallas Poetry Board
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Foundation for Global Studies
Advisory Board, International School of Theory in the Humanities
Contributing Writer, American Enterprise
Literary Advisor, Tillerman's Codex DVD Experimental Storytelling Project, UTD, 1999
Curator, Derriere Guard Arts Festival
Advisory Board, Newington-Cropsey Foundation
Consultant, "Mystical Cafe" Rick Duffield Film Arts TV miniseries project
Passed advanced Karate judge examination, judged National Karate Championships 2001
International Society for the Study of Time, Council Member
Editorial Board, American Arts Quarterly
Contributing Editor, American Arts Quarterly
Frederick Turner is a poet, a cultural critic, a playwright, a philosopher of science, an interdisciplinary scholar, an aesthetician, an essayist, and a translator. He is the author of twenty-eight books, including Natural Classicism: Essays on Literature and Science; Genesis: an Epic Poem; Rebirth of Value: Meditations on Beauty, Ecology, Religion and Education; Beauty: the Value of Values; April Wind and Other Poems; Foamy Sky: the Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti (with Zsuzsanna Ozsváth); Biopoetics: Evolutionary Explorations in the Arts (essays by various hands, edited with Brett Cooke), The Culture of Hope; Hadean Eclogues; Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics; Paradise; and Natural Religion. His plays Height and The Prayers of Dallas have been performed in various locations.
His contributions as an interdisciplinary scholar have been recognized, cited, or published in the fields of literary and critical theory, comparative literature, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, sociobiology, oral tradition studies, landscape architecture, photography, planetary biology, space science, performance theory, photography, education, the sociology of knowledge, ecological restoration, political philosophy, the physics of computation, chaos theory, theology, the history and philosophy of science and technology, translation theory, Medieval and Renaissance literature, media studies, architecture, and art history. He is or has been a member of several research groups, on subjects including the biological foundations of esthetics, artificial intelligence, ecological restoration, law and systems research, time, interdisciplinarity, the sociological study of emotion, chaos theory, and ecopoetics.
He is a winner of the Milan Fust Prize (Hungary's highest literary honor), the Levinson Poetry Prize (awarded by Poetry), the PEN Dallas Chapter Golden Pen Award, the Missouri Review essay prize, the David Robert Poetry prize, the Gjenima Prize, and several other literary, artistic and academic honors, and has participated in literary and TV projects that have respectively won a Benjamin Franklin Book Award and an Emmy. He is a fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters, and was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008 (46 international nominations).
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