Bob Mielke, Author of CALLING PLANET EARTH: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH SUN RA
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Dr. Bob Mielke
Dr. Bob Mielke is a professor of English at Truman State University. He has taught courses in early American lit, film studies, African American literature, and assorted topics in popular culture. His Adventures in Avant Pop includes chapters on Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, James Brown, Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, and Sigmund Snopek as well as on Sun Ra. His Riddles of the Painful Earth: Suffering and Society in the Fiction of William Dean Howells looks at the ethical codes of Howells’ characters. His book of poetry, Kirksville, demonstrates his keen eye for significant details. He’s currently working on a documentary about Sigmund Snopek III.