Bernard Welt

Personal Information

Professor
Undergraduate - Arts & Humanities

Bernard Welt (Professor, Arts and Humanities) is the author of Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables, and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art (Lammy Award nominee). He has contributed to art catalogues including Splat! Boom! Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art and Raymond Pettibon: A Reader, and to poetry anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2001. His poem, “I stopped writing poetry . . . “ was selected by a reader poll at poets.org as the best American poem of the year 2000. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship in Writing. Teaching and research interests: Popular American film (including sex in American cinema) and the world history of cinema; the Uncanny in literature, film and art; theater and performance studies; technology and the human in modern popular culture; images of indigenous people in western culture; dreaming and its relation the arts. A former member of the board of directors of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, he contributes a continuing series of essays on classic dream-related films to its member magazine, Dream Time, and has recently written the article on cinema and dreams for The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams (Deirdre Barret and Patrick McNamara, eds., Praeger Press, forthcoming January 2012). With co-authors Kelly Bulkeley and Phil King, he has recently completed Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education (State University Press of New York, 2011), the first major academic study of the use of dreams in education.

Bernard Welt, Mythomania (Art Issues Press)
Philip King, Kelly Bulkeley, Bernard welt - Dreaming in the Classroom (SUNY Press)
Courses: 
Humanities II: The Stage and the World
Sex in American Cinema