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Ricca, Brad

Brad Ricca
Full-time Lecturer
Case Western Reserve University


“Emily Dickinson.” Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Robin Reid. Greenwood Press. Forthcoming 2007.

“‘That Strange, Imperial, Instantaneousness’: Mysteries of Space-Time in Pierre; or, The Ambiguities. Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies. Forthcoming 2006.

“‘Orion, I Don’t Love You’: Reading the Astronomical Poetry of Carl Sandburg.” Selected Papers from the INSAP V Conference. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Forthcoming 2007.

“The Night of Falling Stars: Methods of Reading the 1833 Leonid Meteor Storm. Culture and Cosmos: A Journal of the History of Astrology and Cultural Astronomy 8.1-2 (2004): 333-54.

“Dickinson as Astronomer." Emily Dickinson at Home. Ed. Gudrun M. Grabher and Martina Antretter. Trier: Wissenchaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2001.

"Emily Dickinson: Learn'd Astronomer." The Emily Dickinson Journal IX.II (Fall 2000): 96-108.

Work in Progress

"Emily Dickinson and Video Games"

"Last Son: A Cultural Biography of Superman"

Research Interests

19th. C. Astronomy
Contemporary American poetry
History of the Graphic Novel