Fiona Kelleghan and Mount Ivy, New YorkFiona Kelleghan (born West Palm Beach, Florida, 21 April 1965) is an American academic and critic specializing in science fiction and fantasy. She was a metadata librarian and a cataloguer at the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library. She left the University in 2011.Writing in The Washington Post, critic Michael Dirda called her "an expert on humor in genre fiction," and she was listed on the University of Miami's website as its official expert on "Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror." She is also interested in film both inside and outside the science-fiction genre, and is an amateur ethologist.She has identified a secular, satiric literary movement within the science-fiction genre that she calls "Savage Humanism." Her critical anthology The Savage Humanists (Robert J. Sawyer Books, 2008) begins with a 17,000-word essay by her describing the movement and its practitioners, and collects stories by Gregory Frost, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, Jonathan Lethem, James Morrow, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, Tim Sullivan, and Connie Willis, with introductions to each by Kelleghan. That essay, "A Definition of Savage Humanism, with Autobiographical Anecdotes," is reprinted as the cover story in the November 2008 edition of The New York Review of Science Fiction, and takes up most of that issue of the magazine.Kelleghan's other books include Mike Resnick: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to His Work (Farthest Star, 2000), and, as editor, 100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction (Salem Press, 2001, 2 volumes) and Magill's Choice: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature (Salem Press, 2002).Her scholarly work has appeared in Extrapolation, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Nova Express, ParaDoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres, Science Fiction Studies, and SFRA Review (a publication of the Science Fiction Research Association, of which she is a member).She has contributed to the reference books American Women Writers; Contemporary Novelists (for which she is the authority on Ray Bradbury, Jonathan Lethem, and Connie Willis, among others); Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature; Fantasy and Horror: A Critical and Historical Guide to Literature, Illustration, Film, TV, Radio, and the Internet, edited by Neil Barron; St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers; St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers; Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror; and Twentieth-Century Literary Movements Dictionary; and, with Daryl F. Mallett, to Genre and Ethnic Collections: Collected Essays, and she was largely responsible for assisting Mallett and Hal Hall with the completion of Pilgrims & Pioneers: The History and Speeches of the Science Fiction Research Association Award Winners (Borgo Press, 1999). Her book reviews have appeared in The Washington Post and as official commissioned reviews for BarnesandNoble.com, and she has contributed numerous plot summaries and mini-biographies to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).Kelleghan was a book-review editor for the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (since 1999) and an editorial consultant to Science Fiction Studies (since 1994). She was on the advisory board for and a contributor to The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works, and Wonders (edited by Gary Westfahl, Greenwood Press, 2005), and has been a judge for the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award, given by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts to emerging writers.In March 2008, she presented a paper entitled "The Intimately Human and the Grandly Cosmic: Humor and the Sublime in the Works of Robert J. Sawyer" at the 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. In March 2009, she presented a paper entitled "Time and the Fiction of Robert J. Sawyer: Flash Forward to the End of an Era" at the 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Her works in progress include Alfred Bester, Grand Master: An Annotated Bibliography and further research on Savage Humanism.Kelleghan was an Associate Professor at the University of Miami. She was on the faculty there from 1989 to 2011, and tenured since 1995. She holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Florida State University (1988) and an M.A. in English from the University of Miami (1996).She is a graduate of the Clarion West science-fiction writing workshop (1995). Her short story "The Secret in the Chest: With Tests, Maps, Mysteries, & Intermittent Discussion Questions," which plays with the conventions of damsel-in-distress fairy tales, appeared in Realms of Fantasy (October 1998), and earned an Honorable Mention from editor Gardner Dozois in The Year's Best Science Fiction: 16th Annual Collection (1999).
Mount Ivy, New York and Fiona KelleghanMount Ivy is a hamlet and census-designated place in the towns of Haverstraw and Ramapo, New York, United States. It is located north of New City, east of Pomona, south of Thiells, and west of Garnerville. The population was 6,878 at the 2010 census.Contents 1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 ReferencesHistoryFor many years the Jackson Whites were the habitats of this region. It was also an important Quaker settlement.The name Mount Ivy is said to have been given to the locality because of its elevation and ivy swamp.Mount Ivy is the location where General Anthony Wayne's troup rested and hid themselves before the assault of Stony Point fortress. GeographyMount Ivy is located at 41°11′31″N 74°1′56″W / 41.19194°N 74.03222°W / 41.19194; -74.03222 (41.191839, -74.032162).According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) is land and 0.68% is water.Mount Ivy straddles the border between the towns of Ramapo and Haverstraw, lying primarily within southernmost Haverstraw and extending into northern Ramapo. The business center of Mount Ivy is located at the northern terminus of New York State Route 45, at its junction with U.S. Route 202, approximately ¼ mile east of the Mount Ivy exit of the Palisades Interstate Parkway.Mount Ivy is primarily served by the Pomona post office and the East Ramapo Central School District. DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 6,536 people, 2,693 households, and 1,728 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,456.8 per square mile (1,716.7/km²). There were 2,761 housing units at an average density of 1,882.7/sq mi (725.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.93% White, 8.48% African American, 0.43% Native American, 4.39% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.44% from other races, and 3.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.51% of the population. There were 2,693 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.In the CDP the population was 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,935, and the median income for a family was $61,968. Males had a median income of $42,205 versus $38,071 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,685. About 6.9% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.
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