Dr. Robert Beuka is a Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at BCC. He has published articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American fiction, as well as film and cultural studies. He is the author of the books SuburbiaNation (2004), an examination of the depiction of the suburbs in American fiction and film, and American Icon (2011), a study of the critical reception and cultural impact of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and is also the editor of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Newsletter. His most recent article, on the southern short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, is forthcoming in a collection of essays entitled Fitzgerald and the South. He is currently working on an article on the representations of suburban immigrant communities in contemporary American film.
Dr. Beuka lives in Huntington, NY, with his wife, Nadine, children Malcolm, Juliet, and Delia, Bailey the hound dog and Nibbles the Guinea Pig.