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John Nelson

Academy Professor of English, West Point

Biography

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Washington, 2005

Colonel John Nelson, Ph.D. is an Academy Professor of English in the Department of English and Philosophy at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.  He currently teaches classes on composition, literature, film, and critical theory. 

Recent publications: 

Book:

Co-editor of Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the War Film. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

Book Chapters:

Nelson, John. "Strangers in Strange Lands: Distorted Landscape in the Contemporary American Military Memoir." Critical Insights: War. Salem Press, 2012.

Nelson, John. "Derek Walcott." Nobel Laureates as Playwrights: An Anthology of Critical  Essays. Avenel Press, India. 2013.

Nelson, John. "Fifty Years Hence: the Forgotten War in South Korean and American Cinema." Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the War Film. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

Nelson, John.  "A 'Parvenu Predator'? When the Kill Zone and the Contact Zone Collide." Caribbean Military Encounters. Palgrave (forthcoming).

Nelson, John, Lisa Shay, Greg Conti, Woodrow Hartzog, and Dominic Larkin. "Do Robots Dream of Electric Laws? An Experiment in Law as Algorithm." Robot Law. Eds. Ryan Calo, Michael Froomkin, and Ian Kerr. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2015. 

Nelson, John, Lisa Shay, Greg Conti, Woodrow Hartzog, and Dominic Larkin. "Confronting Automated Law Enforcement." Robot Law. Eds. Ryan Calo, Michael Froomkin, and Ian Kerr. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2015.

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