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

SFRA Review Call for Fiction Review Editor and Assistant Fiction Review Editor

SFRA Review, open-access journal of the Science Fiction Research Association published since 1971, is currently seeking two new editors. These are the Fiction Review Editor and the Assistant Fiction Review Editor. If you are interested, please apply! Call for Fiction Review Editor The SFRA Review is seeking a Fiction Review Editor who will continue the … Continue reading SFRA Review Call for Fiction Review Editor and Assistant Fiction Review Editor

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

2017 ASA Panel Proposal

The following proposal was accepted to the 2018 ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Panelists were selected by invitation and from an open CFP. I’m posting it here as an example of a successful ASA proposal. –          –          – SCIENCE FICTION AS DISSENT Panel Proposal | ASA Annual Meeting | … Continue reading 2017 ASA Panel Proposal

2018 MLA Session Proposal

The following proposal was accepted to the 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York City, NY. Panelists were selected by invitation and from an open CFP. I'm posting it here as an example of a successful MLA proposal. -          -          - CREATIVE ECONOMIES OF SCIENCE FICTION Session … Continue reading 2018 MLA Session Proposal

2017 MLA Session Proposal

The following proposal was accepted to the 2017 MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Panelists were selected by invitation and from an open CFP. The session was also chosen as one of the year's Presidential Theme: Boundary Condition sessions by Kwame Anthony Appiah. I'm posting it here as an example of a successful MLA proposal. - … Continue reading 2017 MLA Session Proposal

CFP for MLA 2018: Creative Economies of Science Fiction

MLA 2018 CFP 4-7 January 2018 New York City, NY Institutions, Markets, Speculations: Creative Economies of Science Fiction This panel builds on recent interest in literary institutions, as evidenced for example in Mark McGurl’s The Program Era (Harvard UP, 2009), and dovetails with older investments in the literary marketplace with which literary institutions are necessarily … Continue reading CFP for MLA 2018: Creative Economies of Science Fiction

CFP: SCMS 2017 Panel, Transnational SF Film

TRANSNATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND MEDIA Like the Western, noir, and musical, the science fiction film occupies a well-defined niche of cinema and media studies, complete with its own catalogue of specialized theory and criticism (Calvin 2014). Science fiction is also a category of film that has come to embody an era and its conditions. As Jim Kitses … Continue reading CFP: SCMS 2017 Panel, Transnational SF Film