Ten (and then Some) Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: Comics Studies

Inspired by my colleague and friend Noah Berlatsky, who posted his list of the ten best non-fiction books of the decade, I put together a few lists of my selections of the ten best books of the decade. This list covers the ten (and then some) best books in Comics Studies published between 2010 and … Continue reading Ten (and then Some) Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: Comics Studies

Ten (and then Some) Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: American Cultural Studies

Inspired by my colleague and friend Noah Berlatsky, who posted his list of the ten best non-fiction books of the decade, I put together a few lists of my selections of the ten best books of the decade. This list covers the best books in American Cultural Studies published between 2010 and 2019. While the … Continue reading Ten (and then Some) Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: American Cultural Studies

Ten Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: Science Fiction Studies

Inspired by my colleague and friend Noah Berlatsky, who posted his list of the ten best non-fiction books of the decade, I put together a few lists of my selections of the ten best books of the decade. This list covers the ten best books in Science Fiction Studies published between 2010 and 2019. Of … Continue reading Ten Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: Science Fiction Studies

Ten Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: Fantasy Studies

Inspired by my colleague and friend Noah Berlatsky, who posted his list of the ten best non-fiction books of the decade, I put together a few lists of my selections of the ten best books of the decade. This list covers the ten best books in Fantasy Studies published between 2010 and 2019. Of course, … Continue reading Ten Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: Fantasy Studies

Everfair: Afrofuturist Alternate History

This paper was originally presented at the Worlding SF conference in Graz, Austria in December 2018. It was published in the symposium for that conference published in SFRA Review, vol. 327, Winter 2019, pp. 48-51. The printed version, published under my copyright, can be found here. Afrofuturism’s Specter: Alternate History, Racial Capitalism, and Nisi Shawl’s … Continue reading Everfair: Afrofuturist Alternate History

John Brown’s Body at 160

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

Whiteness 101: A Reading List to Abolish the Problem

Compiled by Sean Guynes (2018-Present) and Martin Lund (2018-2019) Whiteness. 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 of contemporary life. Whiteness must be abolished. Writers, activists, … Continue reading Whiteness 101: A Reading List to Abolish the Problem

A Timeline of LGBT Visibility in Mainstream Comics

This timeline includes mainstream comic books with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters. The timeline begins after the creation of the 1954 Comics Code Authority and continues half a century to 2004. The timeline takes the form of a bibliography. The timeline was compiled over the course of my master’s thesis research in consultation with … Continue reading A Timeline of LGBT Visibility in Mainstream Comics

Gone the Form of Man: The Gothic Tradition and the Abhuman in Jack Kirby’s The Demon (1972-1974)

Note: This is to be published, eventually, in a Sequart collection of essays on 1970s horror comics “Gone! Gone! -- the form of man -- ! Rise, the demon Etrigan!!” — Jack Kirby, The Demon Vol. 1 #1 (Aug 1972, 24.5)[1] Jack Kirby’s The Demon – a 16-issue comic book series published by DC, cover-dated … Continue reading Gone the Form of Man: The Gothic Tradition and the Abhuman in Jack Kirby’s The Demon (1972-1974)