» Dr. Mark R. Axelrod
Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of English
Dr. Mark R. Axelrod
Office Location:
Wilkinson Hall 226
Office Hours:
M/W 10 am.-1 p.m. and by appt.
Phone:
(714) 997-6586
Email:
Website:
http://www.axelrod.com.ar/
Education
Indiana University Bloomington, Bachelor of Arts
Indiana University Bloomington, Master of Arts
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Ph.D. in Literature
Biography

Mark Axelrod is a graduate of both Indiana University (BA and MA) and the University of Minnesota (PhD). He is the Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, and has received numerous writing awards including two United Kingdom Leverhulme Fellowships for Creative Writing as well as awards from the Sundance Institute. He has published four novels, Capital Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 2000), Cloud Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1998), Cardboard Castles (Pacific Writers Press, 1996), Bombay California (Pacific Writers Press, 1994), and has recently completed a novel in three books titled, The Posthumous Memoirs of Blase Kubash. He has also written several collections of short stories, including Dante's Foil & Other Sporting Tales, The Apotheosis of Aaron, and Borges' Travel, Hemingway's Garage, the last recently published by the Fiction Collective 2 and a prequel to Balzac Coffee, Leonardo's Suites. He has published two books on screenwriting, Aspects of the Screenplay (Heinemann) and Character & Conflict: Cornerstones of Screenwriting (Heinemann), and has recently completed a book on adaptation titled, I Read It At The Movies. He recently assumed the position of co-editor of the literary journal The New Novel Review, and is a regular reviewer for The Review of Contemporary Fiction. He has been published in numerous journals in the United States and Europe, including the Iowa Review and the New York Quarterly.

 

Education

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    Comparative Literature, 1988, Ph.D.
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
    Comparative Literature, M.A.
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
    Zoology, Spanish, B.A.

Recent Book Publications

  • The Scene & How to Write it (screenwriting) Focus Publishing (Forthcoming, 2011).
  • Borges' Viajes Hemingway's Talleres (short stories), Editorial Thule, Barcelona, Spain (October, 2009).
  • "Fiction at War: FC2 1999-2009". Three short stories from Borges' Travel. (March, 2009).
  • I Read it at the Movies (screenwriting/adaptation) Heinemann Publishing (November, 2006).
  • Recent Anthologies Published/To Be Published
  • Golden Handcuffs Review Winter-Spring 2009; Vol. 1, No. 12 Guest Editor
  • Golden Handcuffs Review Winter-Spring 2009; Vol. 1, No. 9 Guest Editor
  • Golden Handcuffs Review Winter-Spring 2008; Vol. 1, No. 8 Guest Editor

Recent Film Work

  • Hoosiers: 25th Silver Anniversary Edition. Collaborating with film director, David Anspaugh and screenwriter, Angelo Pizzo, on publishing a book devoted to the making of the film, Hoosiers.
  • Working with Chilean film director, Edgardo Viereck, on two films: Seven Days in Santiago and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Recent Short Stories/Novel Excerpts
  • Golden Handcuffs Review #13 Seattle, WA (Fall 2009; Vol. 1, No. 13, 2009
  • Golden Handcuffs Review #7, Seattle, WA (Summer, Fall 2007; Vol. 1, No. 7, 2007)
  • Artful Dodge, College of Wooster, Woosters, OH (Winter, 2005)

Recent Creative Non-Fiction

"Bits and Pieces with Coffey"; An Epistolary Meeting with Brian Coffey Irish American Magazine, New York, (October-November, 2009).

"The End of it: The End. A Last Meeting with Samuel Beckett" Irish American Magazine, New York, (June-July, 2009).

Recent Literary and Film Reviews

(Literary)

  • Axelrod, M., It Might Do Well With Strawberries, David Matlin, American Book Review, New York, NY (Summer, 2009).
  • Axelrod, M., The Philosophers' Madonna, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Spring 2009).
  • Axelrod, M., Obieru, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Normal, IL (Fall, 2007).
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
NO SYMBOLS WHERE NONE INTENDED, Palgrave Macmillan, October, 2014
FOOL'S SANCTUARY, Screenplay adaptation, Kettledrum Productions, Los Angeles
NEXT THING: ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY—Ed. Pablo Baler, Farleigh Dickinson University, Contributor (June, 2013)
BABEL ANTHOLOGY, VOL. #1, Ed. Ray Keenoy, Contributor (Summer, 2013)
CONSTRUCTING DIALOGUE: FROM CITIZEN KANE TO MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, Continuum Press, New York (October 2013)
WAITING FOR GODEAU (Translation of MERCADET by Balzac) Black Scat Press
STAYIN' ALIVE: Screenplay: Cuckoo Clock Productions, Hamburg, Germany
BIG THOUGHTS ARE FREE: MILAN PANIC:THE LITTLE IMMIGRANT FROM SERBIA, Authorized Biography (In Progress)
CONTRIBUTOR, HUFFINGTON POST 2009-2013
LITERARY GRAPHIC WORK
THE MAD DIARY OF MALCOLM MALARKEY, PH.D. (Novel In Progress)
ANATHEMAS & ADMIRATIONS: THE POSTHUMOUS NOTES OF A LIVING WRITER (Non-Fiction In Progress)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SCANDINAVIA Stage Play (In Progress)