John Shelton Lawrence
John Shelton Lawrence is professor emeritus, Morningside College at Sioux City, Iowa. He taught philosophy and interdisciplinary courses in American culture before retiring in Berkeley, California. He is a senior fellow in conservation at the Sierra Club in San Francisco, and in addition to The Myth of the American Superhero, he has co-written with Robert Jewett Captain America and the Crusade Against Evil: The Dilemma of Zealous Nationalism (Eerdmans, 2003). His publications on heroes include an essay on The Matrix film trilogy titled "Fascist Redemption or Democratic Hope?" in Jacking in to the Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation (Continuum, 2004) edited by Matthew Kappell and William Doty. He maintains a website for the books he co-authored with Robert Jewett that offers links to reviews and related articles.