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Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies at UC Riverside

A PhD Designated Emphasis in Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies will be launched in Fall 2013 at UC Riverside. The SFTS DE will explore the intersections linking science fiction studies, science and technology studies, and technoculture studies. Consistent with other Science and Technology Studies programs around the country and internationally, this program will examine the […]

Wellesley College on Global Science Fiction

International group of scholars examines science fiction through national and cultural traditions Key note address with reading and musical performance, Friday, March 8, 4 p.m.; Screening of Cloud Atlas, Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. Symposium Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Wellesley, Mass., March 1, 2013 – […]

As Good as Dead: Emory Magazine on ‘Zombethics’ Symposium

Last year on Halloween I was a part of a symposium at Emory University on zombies and “zombethics.” I was a part of a panel discussion where I discussed zombie walks and Zombie Jesus and the implications of this for conceptions of body and mind. (Read a summary of my presentation.) You can read the […]

Victorian Nelson Lecture: Stephenie Meyer and the 21st Century Vampire Romance

See TheoFantastique’s previous interviews with Nelson on Guillermo del Toro’s Gothick cosmos, and on her book Gothicka.

TheoFantastique quoted in academic volume

While doing some research online yesterday I discovered that TheoFantastique was quoted in an academic volume. The book is Religions of Modernity: Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital (Brill, 2010), edited by Stef Aupers and Dick Houtman. This volume references TheoFantastique (read it at Google Books) and quotes from an interview with […]

The Rise of the Monster Scholars

As I watched horror films when I was younger I especially appreciated those learned individuals who devoted their lives to developing expertise in the area of the monstrous. Perhaps the most iconic of such figures is Abraham van Helsing from Dracula, pictured in association with this post in the image at left as portrayed by […]

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