Michael R. Collings

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Collings at Life, the Universe, & Everything, a science fiction and fantasy symposium at Brigham Young University.

Michael Robert Collings (born October 29, 1947)[1][2] is an American author, poet, literary critic, and bibliographer, and a former professor of creative writing and literature at Pepperdine University.[2][3] He was Poet in Residence at Pepperdine's Seaver College from 1997-2000.[4] After graduating with a Master's degree in English from the University of California, Riverside in 1973, Collings received his Ph.D. in English literature from UCR in 1977, specializing in Milton and The Renaissance.[5]

Collings has had multiple collections of his poetry published on subjects such as Mormon theology, Joseph Smith, Christmas, science fiction, and horror.[4] He is known for his literary critiques and bibliographies of the works of Orson Scott Card and Stephen King,[2][3][4] though he has also published critiques and bibliographies of the works of Peter Straub, Dean Koontz, C. S. Lewis, Brian W. Aldiss, and Piers Anthony.[2][4] His In the Image of God: Theme, Characterization and Landscape in the Fiction of Orson Scott Card was the first book-length academic look at Card's works.[4][6]

Selected works[edit]

Articles and papers[edit]

  • "C. S. Lewis and the Music of Creation" (July–August 1979), Lamp-Post of the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society
  • "The Mechanisms of Fantasy" (January 1980), Lamp-Post of the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society
  • "To Be Still a Man: Abstraction and Concretion in C. S. Lewis" (January 1982), Lamp-Post of the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society
  • "Beyond Deep Heaven: Generic Structure and Christian Message in C. S. Lewis’s Ransom Novels", (December 1986), Lamp-Post of the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society
  • "Brothers of the Head: Brian W. Aldiss’s Psychological Landscape" (1988), Spectrum of the Fantastic: Selected Papers from the Fifth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Greenwood Press
  • "Brian W. Aldiss" (1989), Reader’s Guide to Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, American Library Association

Sources:[4]

Non-fiction books[edit]

  • The Many Facets of Stephen King (1985), Starmont House, ISBN 0-930261-14-3
  • The Shorter Works of Stephen King (1985), with David A. Engebretson, Starmont House, ISBN 0-930261-02-X
  • Stephen King as Richard Bachman (1985), Starmont House, ISBN 0-930261-00-3
  • The Annotated Guide to Stephen King: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography of the Works of America’s Premier Horror Writer (1986), Starmont House, ISBN 0-930261-80-1
  • The Films of Stephen King (1986), Starmont House, ISBN 0-930261-10-0
  • Card Catalogue: The Science Fiction and Fantasy of Orson Scott Card (1987), Hypatia Press, ISBN 0-940841-01-0
  • The Stephen King Phenomenon (1987), Starmont House, ISBN 0-930261-12-7
  • In the Image of God: Theme, Characterization and Landscape in the Fiction of Orson Scott Card (1990), Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-26404-X
  • Scaring Us to Death: The Impact of Stephen King on Popular Culture (1997), Borgo Press, ISBN 0-930261-37-2
  • The Work of Orson Scott Card: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide (1997), with Boden Clarke
  • Hauntings: The Official Peter Straub Bibliography (2000), Overlook Connection Press, ISBN 1-892950-15-4
  • Storyteller: The Official Guide to the Works of Orson Scott Card (2001), Overlook Connection Press, ISBN 1-892950-26-X
  • Horror Plum'd: An International Stephen King Bibliography and Guide 1960-2000 (2003), Overlook Connection Press, ISBN 1-892950-45-6
  • Stephen King Is Richard Bachman, (March 2008), Overlook Connection Press, ISBN 1-892950-74-X

Sources:[2][4][6]

Fiction[edit]

Sources:[4][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e Wands, D C (2008-02-16). "Michael R Collings". FantasticFiction. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  3. ^ a b George W. Beahm (1998) Stephen King from A to Z: an encyclopedia of his life and work, Andrews McMeel Publishing, p. 43, ISBN 0-8362-6914-4
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Michael R. Collings". Brigham Young University. 2003. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  5. ^ "Michael R. Collings Bio Information". Pepperdine University. Retrieved 2008-02-29. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b Langford, Jonathan (1997-10-21). "AML-List Review: In the Image of God: Theme, Characterization, and Landscape in the Fiction of Orson Scott Card". Association for Mormon Letters. Archived from the original on 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  7. ^ "The House Beyond the Hill by Michael R Collings". FantasticFiction. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 

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