Michael L. Shuman is a Senior Instructor in the Department of English at University of South Florida. He teaches courses in the Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology program and coordinates the professional and technical internship program. While primarily teaching technical communications, his research interests include film studies, especially film noir of the late 1940s and early 1950s, the psychoanalytic theory of Otto Rank, and contemporary speculative fiction. Shuman’s analysis of film tropes and popular music, “Dracula’s Deuce: How Horror Films Haunt Garage and Surf Music,” appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Weird Fiction Review. His essay, “Accidental Outlaw: Agency and Genre in Ida Lupino’s The Bigamist,” will appear in an edited volume on Lupino’s directorial work forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press. Currently he is at work on an examination of cinematic conventions in the 1950s Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse serials written by Carl Fallberg with art by Paul Murry. He is Deputy Editor of The Mailer Review, an annual journal co-sponsored by the University of South Florida and The Norman Mailer Society.

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