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Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth: The Gothic Anthropocene Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth The Gothic Anthropocene Justin D. Edwards, Rune Graulund and Johan Höglund, Editors 2022 Spring
An urgent volume of essays engages the Gothic to advance important perspectives on our geological era
Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Training for Catastrophe Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Lindsay Thomas 2021 Spring
A timely, politically savvy examination of how impossible disasters shape the very real possibilities of our world
Timescales: Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Timescales Thinking across Ecological Temporalities Bethany Wiggin, Carolyn Fornoff and Patricia Eunji Kim, Editors 2020 Fall
Humanists, scientists, and artists collaborate to address the disjunctive temporalities of ecological crisis
The Computer’s Voice: From Star Trek to Siri The Computer’s Voice From Star Trek to Siri Liz W. Faber 2020 Fall
A deconstruction of gender through the voices of Siri, HAL 9000, and other computers that talk
Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Infrastructures of Apocalypse American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Jessica Hurley 2020 Fall
A new approach to the vast nuclear infrastructure and the apocalypses it produces, focusing on Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American literatures
Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times Invoking Hope Theory and Utopia in Dark Times Phillip E. Wegner 2020 Spring
An appeal for the importance of theory, utopia, and close consideration of our contemporary dark times
The Metabolist Imagination: Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction The Metabolist Imagination Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction William O. Gardner 2020 Spring
Japan’s postwar urban imagination through the Metabolism architecture movement and visionary science fiction authors
The Monster Theory Reader The Monster Theory Reader Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Editor 2020 Spring
A collection of scholarship on monsters and their meaning—across genres, disciplines, methodologies, and time—from foundational texts to the most recent contributions
Furious Feminisms: Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Furious Feminisms Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Alexis L. Boylan, Anna Mae Duane, Michael Gill and Barbara Gurr 2020 Spring
A provocative peek into this complicated film as a space for subversion, activism, and imaginative power
Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century Re-Enchanted The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century Maria Sachiko Cecire 2019 Fall
From The Hobbit to Harry Potter, how fantasy harnesses the cultural power of magic, medievalism, and childhood to re-enchant the modern world
An Ecotopian Lexicon An Ecotopian Lexicon Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Brent Ryan Bellamy, Editors 2019 Fall
Presents thirty novel terms that do not yet exist in English to envision ways of responding to the environmental challenges of our generation
Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology Theory for the World to Come Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2019 Spring
Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future?
None of This Is Normal: The Fiction of Jeff VanderMeer None of This Is Normal The Fiction of Jeff VanderMeer Benjamin J. Robertson 2018 Fall
How the otherworldly worlds created by the author of the Southern Reach Trilogy speak to—and even affect—our own
The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor The Robotic Imaginary The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor Jennifer Rhee 2018 Fall
Tracing the connections between human-like robots and AI at the site of dehumanization and exploited labor
The Sound of Things to Come: An Audible History of the Science Fiction Film The Sound of Things to Come An Audible History of the Science Fiction Film Trace Reddell 2018 Fall
A groundbreaking approach to sound in sci-fi films offers new ways of construing both sonic innovation and science fiction cinema
Wild Child: Intensive Parenting and Posthumanist Ethics Wild Child Intensive Parenting and Posthumanist Ethics Naomi Morgenstern 2018 Spring
Exploring how the figure of the “wild child” in contemporary fiction grapples with contemporary cultural anxieties about reproductive ethics and the future of humanity
Double Visions, Double Fictions: The Doppelgänger in Japanese Film and Literature Double Visions, Double Fictions The Doppelgänger in Japanese Film and Literature Baryon Tensor Posadas 2018 Spring
A fresh take on the doppelgänger and its place in Japanese film and literature—past and present
Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia Transhumanism Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia Andrew Pilsch 2017 Fall
Exploring the rich history and utopian potential of transhumanism’s belief that humanity is on the cusp of radical evolutionary transformation
Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan and Nils Bubandt, Editors 2017 Spring
Can humans and other species continue to inhabit the earth together?
The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction The Perversity of Things Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction Hugo Gernsback 2016 Fall
The founder of science fiction and his other inventions
Fuel: A Speculative Dictionary Fuel A Speculative Dictionary Karen Pinkus 2016 Fall
Undoing the dream of free, clean power from A to Z
Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance Farm Worker Futurism Speculative Technologies of Resistance Curtis Márez 2016 Spring
How one of America’s key social movements led the way in using new media for justice
The Age of Lovecraft The Age of Lovecraft Carl H. Sederholm and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Editors 2016 Spring
The first sustained look at Lovecraft in relation to twenty-first-century critical theory and culture
Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction Speculative Blackness The Future of Race in Science Fiction André M. Carrington 2016 Spring
Examines race through fanzines, Star Trek, comic books, and Harry Potter
Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self Ambient Media Japanese Atmospheres of Self Paul Roquet 2016 Spring
How atmospheric media have come to shape urban Japan
Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema Simultaneous Worlds Global Science Fiction Cinema Jennifer L. Feeley and Sarah Ann Wells, Editors 2015 Fall
Reframes science fiction cinema as a global genre
Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction Quentin Meillassoux 2015 Spring
Imagining a fiction where science is impossible
The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism The Universe of Things On Speculative Realism Steven Shaviro 2014 Fall
An up-to-the-moment critique of a recent turn in philosophical thought
The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami Matthew Carl Strecher 2014 Fall
A journey through the mysterious metaphysical realm where Haruki Murakami’s strangest characters lurk, bizarre scenes unfold, and dark secrets emerge
Summa Technologiae Summa Technologiae Stanisław Lem 2014 Spring
From the acclaimed author of the science fiction novel Solaris, a pre-Dawkins exposition of evolution as a blind and chaotic watchmaker
Universes without Us: Posthuman Cosmologies in American Literature Universes without Us Posthuman Cosmologies in American Literature Matthew A. Taylor 2013 Fall
Reimagining posthumanism through the work of canonical American writers
Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight Mechademia 7 Lines of Sight Frenchy Lunning, Editor 2012 Fall
Tracing the impact of anime and manga’s radical break with Cartesian perspective
Beautiful Fighting Girl Beautiful Fighting Girl Saito Tamaki 2011 Spring
From Nausicaä to Sailor Moon, understanding girl heroines of manga and anime within otaku culture
Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity Nakagami, Japan Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity Anne McKnight 2011 Spring
How Japan's most canonical postwar writer brought that country's largest social minority into the mainstream
I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick I Think I Am Philip K. Dick Laurence A. Rickels 2010 Spring
Sounds out the philosophical and psychoanalytic significance of Philip K. Dick’s influential fiction
From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe From Utopia to Apocalypse Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe Peter Y. Paik 2010 Spring
The pitfalls and limitations of utopian politics as revealed by science fiction
The Devil Notebooks The Devil Notebooks Laurence A. Rickels 2008 Fall
This sequel to The Vampire Lectures takes on the Devil
Murder Most Modern: Detective Fiction and Japanese Culture Murder Most Modern Detective Fiction and Japanese Culture Sari Kawana 2008 Spring
Surveillance, sexuality, war, and censorship in Japanese detective fiction
Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. and Takayuki Tatsumi, Editors 2007 Fall
Connecting Japan’s vibrant science fiction tradition to the global phenomenon of anime
The Souls of Cyberfolk: Posthumanism as Vernacular Theory The Souls of Cyberfolk Posthumanism as Vernacular Theory Thomas Foster 2005 Spring
Considers the construction of race, gender, and sexuality in virtual reality

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