For scholars and fans of Atwood, Butler, Delaney, Gaiman, Gibson, Harkaway, Heinlein, Jemisin, Le Guin, Miéville, Mitchell, Pullman, Stephenson, Van der Meer, and so on…
Kirsten Ashley Bussière started the topic Maps and Speculative Fiction – Research Recommendations in the discussion Speculative and Science Fiction on Humanities Commons 3 days, 21 hours ago
I am currently working on a project that involves digitally mapping contemporary post-apocalyptic spaces from Speculative Fiction. I was wondering if anyone knows of any useful articles or books on the tradition of maps in Speculative and Science Fictions. Any recommendations welcome! Thank you!
I would also love to discuss this further if anyone…[Read more]
Tobias Steiner deposited Subversion of Nostalgia as a Strategy of Engagement in Alternate History TV: 11.22.63 and The Man in the High Castle in the group Speculative and Science Fiction on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Beginning with television’s popularization and mass availability in the 1950s, TV has extensively been employed to transport and mediate history. From the early televisual experiments of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek to more recent examples such as Quantum Leap, The X-Files and Continuum, Science Fiction television and its subgenre of A…[Read more]
This article shows the high degree of correlation between the ways in which the right and the left hemispheres process and organize information and Whitehead’s understanding of the two pure and direct modes of perception, causal efficacy and presentational immediacy. The neuroscience is drawn from the recent work of Iain McGilchrist and Robert…[Read more]
When I returned to reading science fiction (after a 30+ year gap, age 20 to 50-something), one of the authors that I fell in love with was Ursula K. Le Guin. More recently, I came across Vandana Singh who writes in imaginative and unpredictable ways. She shared in her eulogy for Ursula that the old master had sought her out and provided mentoring.…[Read more]
Are other folks writing about this book and its adaptation? I have a new essay out on its use of tarot (at Mythlore), but I’ve also been writing about its medievalism. Just curious: there’s been a fantastic Wiki on the book but it’s being shut down this summer.
Javier Arturo Velásquez Ruiz deposited La literatura gótica no es el antagonista en la historia de los valores ilustrados in the group Speculative and Science Fiction on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
The gothic literature is not necessarily the antagonist in the history of the Enlightenment values.
James Smith deposited Disturbing the Ant-Hill: Misanthropy and Cosmic Indifference in Clark Ashton Smith’s Medieval Averoigne in the group Speculative and Science Fiction on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Clark Ashton Smith—unlike the more famous H.P. Lovecraft—engaged with the medieval as a setting for his fiction. Lovecraft admired classical Roman civilization and the eighteenth century, but had little time for medieval themes. As Brantley Bryant has related, Lovecraft wrote contemptuously that the Middle Ages was a period that “snivel[ed] along…[Read more]
Whatever your theory and whatever your fandom, you don’t have to abandon it to do affect theory. This is because affect theory isn’t about telling you which side to pick in an agonistic contest; it’s about finding out what a body can do as it moves with other bodies in entangled states, whether or not we notice them. Affect theory offers more…[Read more]
The conference will explore the image of the supernatural city as expressed in narrative media from a variety of epochs and cultures. It will provide an interdisciplinary forum for the development of innovative and creative research and examine the cultural significance of these themes in all their various manifestations. As with previous OGOM…[Read more]
Slides accompanying a panel representing the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Frankenstein project to build a digital scholarly variorum edition that updates, bridges, and intersects multiple divergent editions of Frankenstein, including the manuscript notebook drafts of 1816, the 1818, 1823, and 1831 print editions, as well as the handwritten notes in the…[Read more]
Reba Wissner deposited For Want of a Better Estimate, Let’s Call It the Year 2000: The Twilight Zone and the Aural Conception of a Dystopian Future in the group Speculative and Science Fiction on Humanities Commons 5 months ago
This paper examines the aural conceptions of futuristic dystopias in episodes of The Twilight Zone, focusing on one specific episode, season five’s “Number Twelve Looks Just Like You.” I examine how the music director of CBS conceived of the future, aurally representing these episodes as having an affinity with the premise of Brave New World by re…[Read more]
English title: “Transmedia Storytelling in the narrative universe of ‘Game of Thrones'” — This essay’s aim is to briefly introduce the concept of Transmedia Storytelling and to provide a showcase analysis and review of the serial TV narrative of GAME OF THRONES in order to show how a television series’ narrative universe, driven by both producers…[Read more]
Bill Hughes deposited ‘But by blood no wolf am I’: Language and Agency, Instinct and Essence – Transcending Antinomies in Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver trilogy in the group Speculative and Science Fiction on Humanities Commons 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Young Adult dark romance is often more questioning than its adult counterpart; different, less constraining commercial imperatives are perhaps at work, or readers’ expectations less fixed. This chapter will show how, woven into a sensitive coming-of-age narrative of first love and familial problems, Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver trilogy performs a f…[Read more]
Caitlin Duffy replied to the topic CFP: Literature as Activism, Stony Brook University English Graduate Conference in the discussion Speculative and Science Fiction on Humanities Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
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In order to participate in the 2018 Stony Brook University English Graduate conference, please submit your abstract of 250-300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 18, 2017.
De Larrabeiti’s Borribles children’s/young adult fantasy trilogy was written and published between 1976 and 1986, a period of huge political, social and economic change in the UK. Set in London, it tells the story of Borribles, a group of children who have had a ‘bad start’ in life and become Borrible; ‘wild’ children with pointed ears who can nev…[Read more]
This paper seeks to examine whether daemons (which take the shape of animals) and familiar animals indicate the social class of characters in Harry Potter and His Dark Materials. Both series of books for young people were started at a time when neo-liberal politics were at the forefront of government, both in the late years of John Major’s C…[Read more]
This paper discusses approaches to pedagogy outlined in three series of books for children and young adults. By the end of the presentation, I hope to have outlined what the education systems in these novels says about the culture and society presented in these books. The books are: JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Jonathan Stroud’s Bar…[Read more]
This draft handout accompanied in-class discussion and instruction. There are two key objectives: 1) to model the practices of critical note taking, including close reading, connection making, and question asking; and 2) to document the first assigned reading from Becky Chambers’ A Closed and Common Orbit. This handout covers the first three c…[Read more]
Caitlin Duffy started the topic CFP: Literature as Activism, Stony Brook University English Graduate Conference in the discussion Speculative and Science Fiction on Humanities Commons 8 months, 1 week ago
Stony Brook University
30th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 23rd, 2018
Literature as Activism
Dr. Lisa Duggan, NYU
Literature is a social act. Our encounters with literature, history, philosophy, and even science are informed by the world in which these encounters take place. No matter what text we choose, we are…[Read more]
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