Mark Young

Mark Young earned his PhD in English from the University of California, Riverside, with an emphasis in 20th- and 21st-century literature and media. As a writer, his interests include the roles of music, nostalgia, and the fantastic in the processes of artistic creation and public remembering, with his work appearing in Critique: Studies in Contemporary FictionScience Fiction StudiesScience Fiction Film and Television, Extrapolation, the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, the SFRA Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. As a teacher and researcher, he has worked at all levels of California’s higher education system and shares a particular interest in how Liberal Arts skills and mentorship drive innovation in both academic and professional spheres. He has served as the assistant director (and acting director) of the Warren College Writing Program at the University of California, San Diego, and in 2017, he founded the educational research and consulting organization, Mentors for Innovation (mentorsforinnovation.org), whose goals are to better align 21st-century S.T.E.M. and Liberal Arts curricula and cultivate the idea-creation and communication skills necessary for building the next generation of full-spectrum creative professionals.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

A Song to Wake the Dead

A CIRCLE OF FIFTHS in blood-red runes, a crimson web of sharps and flats, a faery ring on midnight black to ...


Defending the Rock

The best essay ever written about the politics of academic specialization—“Beyond the Rite of Passage in the Academy&...

Defending the Rock
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