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
Links to university press catalogs for Fall 2019 and to a curated list of my suggested forthcoming books.
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
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
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
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
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
Dangerous Visions: Science Fiction's Countercultures In the introduction to the chapter on "Countercultures" in his edited volume The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction (2014), Rob Latham asserts that "Science fiction has always had a close relationship with countercultural movements" (383). The alternative worldmaking capacities of SF&F, in other words, has long had resonances in the sub- and countercultural movements … Continue reading CFP: MLA 2017 Session, Science Fiction’s Countercultures