Dissertation Fellowships and Postdocs; Or, Getting More Money for Humanities Research

Research is best done when the researcher has the time they need to read, think, collaborate, write, get feedback, and interact with the broader scholarly community. Research and writing should ideally unfold on their own time, and should not be rushed. But, what the fuck, we live in a world of deadlines, of too many … Continue reading Dissertation Fellowships and Postdocs; Or, Getting More Money for Humanities Research

The Ursula K. Le Guin Reread for Tor.com

In celebration of Le Guin's transformative writing, exciting worlds, and stories that changed countless lives, I have launched a reread series at Tor.com that will survey the breadth of Le Guin's writing and ideas.

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

Graduate School and Other Crucibles: A Podcast Interview

In fall 2014 I applied to well over a dozen PhD programs. I was struck by the difficulty of genres like the statement of purpose, about which there existed almost no resources. My mentors in my master's program were incredible helpful, and I wanted to share the advice they gave me as well as the … Continue reading Graduate School and Other Crucibles: A Podcast Interview

SFF 3: Linda Haldeman, Somtow Sucharitkul, Trudi Canavan

SFF; Or, Speculative Fiction found My focus in the Speculative Fiction Found imprint of my blog is on fantasy from the 1960s through early 2000s, though I post just about everything I buy that is vaguely within the realm of speculative fiction publishing. In addition, I occasionally post reviews when I have the time and … Continue reading SFF 3: Linda Haldeman, Somtow Sucharitkul, Trudi Canavan

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

SFF 2: Will Shetterly, Bernard Cornwell, R.L. Fisher

SFF; Or, Speculative Fiction found My focus in the Speculative Fiction Found imprint of my blog is on fantasy from the 1960s through early 2000s, though I post just about everything I buy that is vaguely within the realm of speculative fiction publishing. In addition, I occasionally post reviews when I have the time and … Continue reading SFF 2: Will Shetterly, Bernard Cornwell, R.L. Fisher