SFF; Or, Speculative Fiction found Good Twitter-friend and collector/historian of "classic" sf extraordinaire "Joachim Boaz" (not his real name) inspired me to start posting my "acquisitions"; if you aren't familiar with his curating, and if you want to learn more about the sf art in the 20th century, definitely follow him on Twitter (@SFRuminations) and … Continue reading SFF 1: Fleet, Barron, Russell
Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity. — Race Traitor, Winter 1999 John Brown and the flag of the Underground Railroad, 1846 Harper's ferry 160 years ago today, on October 16, 1859, the militant abolitionist John Brown, an important organizer of the Underground Railroad, led a raid of black and white men on Harper's Ferry, … Continue reading John Brown’s Body at 160
Spring 2020 Catalogs Abrams University of Alabama Press University of Alaska Press University of Alberta Press Amsterdam University Press University of Arizona Press University of Arkansas Press Athabasca University Press Baylor University Press Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Academic Bristol University Press University of British Columbia Press University of Calgary Press University of California Press Central European University … Continue reading Spring 2020 Press Catalogs and Recommended Books
You know what it is. Either you have benefited from its privileges, have been caught at its ragged edges, or have suffered under its thumb. It is a central problem of modernity, a human rights concern in contemporary life. Whiteness must be abolished. Reading List ToC Histories of Whiteness Theories of Whiteness Fuck White Supremacy … Continue reading Whiteness 101: A Reading List to Abolish the Problem
SFRA Review is currently seeking applications for two new editors: an Associate Editor and an Assistant Media Review Editor. The call was first posted in SFRA Review #328 (Spring 2019). The SFRA Review (eISSN 2641-2837; formerly published in print as ISSN 1068-395X) is an open access journal published four times a year by the Science Fiction Research … Continue reading Call for Editors: SFRA Review
Links to university press catalogs for Fall 2019 and to a curated list of my suggested forthcoming books.
Global Utopian Film and TV in the Age of Dystopia, a special issue of Science Fiction Film and Television (SFFTV), seeks essays that confront a pressing problem at the intersection of media and utopian studies.
Following the neoliberal impulse to quantify everything in order to make a metric of productivity out of my life, and also following in the footsteps of Mark Bould, Dan Hassler-Forest, Drew Morton, and other friends who quantify their reading/viewing habits, and further following those academic-twitter and writer-twitter folks who post year's-end lists of publications—for these … Continue reading Things I Read, Wrote, Did in 2018
Call for Chapters STAR WARS TV The Television Worlds of a Transmedia Franchise Co-edited by Sean Guynes and Derek R. Sweet Star Wars. The name evokes billion-dollar blockbusters, a film franchise that has last more than forty years. For most people, Star Wars is the Star Wars films—that one with the teddy bears, the ones with … Continue reading CFP: Star Wars TV
This panel also goes beyond ruminations on King’s literary legacy to explore the literariness (or not) of mainstream horror fiction and the merits to literary studies of turning our eyes to the most popular fictions in the literary marketplace.