Professor Pamela Bedore, Ph.D.

Professor Pamela Bedore
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Rochester
Long before “Utopia” was published, humans have tried to find a shared understanding of what a perfect society might look like, and more importantly, how it can be achieved.

Pamela Bedore is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches courses in American Literature, Popular Culture, and Genre Fiction. She holds undergraduate degrees in English and Education from Queen’s University, a Master’s from Simon Fraser University, and a PhD from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Bedore has published widely on science fiction, detective fiction, and writing administration, in such journals as Foundations: The International Review of Science Fiction, Studies in Popular Culture, and Writing Program Administrator. She is the book review editor for Clues: A Journal of Detection. Her first book, Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction, was published in 2013. Dr. Bedore has examined such diverse phenomena of popular culture as vampires and zombies in the financial news, gay detectives in nineteenth-century dime novels, and the teaching of monster culture.

Winner of AAUP (American Association of University Professors) Excellence Awards in Teaching Promise and then in Teaching Innovation, Dr. Bedore has taught innovate literature courses including American Detective Fiction, Stephen King and Cultural Theory, The Monster in Literature and Culture, and Sherlock Holmes and Media Studies.

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  1. Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

    Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

    Pamela Bedore
    4.1 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature delivers 24 illuminating lectures which plunge you into the history and development of utopian ideas and their dystopian counterparts. You’ll encounter some of the most powerful and influential texts in this genre as you travel centuries into the past and thousands of years into the future, through worlds that are beautiful, laughable, terrifying, and always...
  2. (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century Set

    (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $524.90 Starting at $524.90 $524.90 $524.90$524.90
    The fictional dreams and nightmares we read reflect the realities around us. Discover how with this two-course set, starting with Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature. Then, hear the non-fiction stories that influenced these works with Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century.
  3. (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & Writing Great Fiction Set

    (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & Writing Great Fiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    If you like to read and write, this two-course set is for you! Examine a wide range of literary works extending from the peaceful to the nightmarish, and from the conservative to the subversive with Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature. Then, take a master class in storytelling, taught by an acclaimed novelist, with Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques.
  4. (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & King Arthur Set

    (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & King Arthur

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Anyone who loves a good story will appreciate this two-course set that examines some of the most famous stories in history. An award-winning professor guides you through the extremes of fiction in Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature. Then, dive deep into the fiction and facts behind King Arthur: History and Legend.
  5. (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & How Great Science Fiction Works Set

    (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & How Great Science Fiction Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Literature lovers will rejoice with this two-course set. Start with the elements, concepts, and history of Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature. Then, discover the qualities that make science fiction an enduring phenomenon in How Great Science Fiction Works.
  6. (Set) Sci-Phi & Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature Set

    (Set) Sci-Phi & Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Take a deep dive into the deeper questions pop culture poses with this two course set. Join an award-winning philosopher on an intellectual journey through time and space as you experience dozens of intriguing science fiction stories in film and TV in Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy. Then, plunge into the history and development of utopian ideas and their dystopian counterparts with Great Utopian and...
  7. (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & Heroes and Legends Set

    (Set) Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature & Heroes and Legends

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Dive deep into the best (and the worst) of literature with this two-course set. Start by examining the peaceful to the nightmarish, and the conservative to the subversive through Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature. Then, meet the fictional champions who made impacts that have lasted centuries with Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature.