Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon, Ph.D.
I am an Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida. Click on a course to view the syllabus: 

American Fiction Since WW II
Jewish-American Fiction
Science Fiction

I have written on contemporary American novelists such as Saul Bellow and Thomas Pynchon, on the films of Steven Spielberg and of George Lucas, and on other science-fiction and fantasy films. I am also Director of the Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts (IPSA), help organize the annual International Conference on Literature and Psychology, serve on the editorial board of the e-journal Psyart, and co-edit Studies in American Jewish Literature.



You'll Never Get Out of Bedford Falls: The Inescapable Family in American Science-Fiction and Fantasy Films


"Choosing the Necessary": Remarks by Saul Bellow to Padgett

Herzog's Divorce Grief

Shame and Saul Bellow's "Something to Remember Me By"


Pamplona, Summer of '74


Smoking Dope with Thomas Pynchon: A Sixties Memoir

Star Wars: A Myth for Our Time

Close Encounters: Unidentified Flying Object Relations

Trouble in River City, or Lacan's "The Agency of the letter in the unconscious"


Jewish Fathers and Sons in Spiegelman’s Maus and Roth’s Patrimony


Other Links

Vita  of Andrew Gordon

Self-Evaluation of Teaching

Screen Saviors:  Hollywood Fictions of  Whiteness

An American Dreamer:  A Psychoanalytic Study of the Fiction of Norman Mailer



Institute for the Psychological Study of the Arts (IPSA)


The PSYART Journal


American Literature Resource Website

Office: TUR 4332
Office Phone: 392-6650 x254
Fax: (352) 392-0860
Mailbox: TUR 4301

Mailing address: 

Professor Andrew Gordon
Department of English
PO Box 117310