CFP: Science Fiction Film and Television

Mark Bould, co-editor of Science Fiction Film and Television, recently sent out a CFP for the journal.  This is a journal to watch, and I’ve heard rumblings of their doing a BSG special issue in the future.  Read below for the details, and a little further down for the contents of their latest issue.  

Science Fiction Film and Television is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press and distributed in North America by Chicago University Press. Edited by Mark Bould (UWE) and Sherryl Vint (Brock University), with an international board of advisory editors, it encourages dialogue among the scholarly and intellectual communities of film studies, sf studies and television studies. 

We invite submissions on all areas of sf film and television, from Hollywood productions to Korean or Turkish sf film, from Sci-Fi Channel productions to the origins of sf tv in Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers or The Quatermass Experiment. We encourage papers which consider neglected texts, propose innovative ways of looking at canonical texts, or explore the tensions and synergies that emerge from the interaction of genre and medium. 

We publish articles (6000-8000 words), book and DVD reviews (1000-2000 words) and review essays (up to 5000 words), as well as archive entries (up to 5000 words) on theorists (which introduce the work of key and emergent figures in sf studies, television studies or film studies) and texts (which describe and analyse little-known or unduly neglected films or television series).

Articles should be 6000-8000 words (MLA format) and include a 100-word abstract. Electronic submission in MS Word is preferred. Send submissions to both editors at mark.bould [at] and sherryl.vint [at] If you have an idea for a contribution to the archives section, please contact the editors to discuss your proposal.

Advisory Editorial Board: Jonathan Bignell (University of Reading), Catherine Constable (University of Warwick), Susan A. George (University of California, Berkeley), Elyce Rae Helford (Middle Tennessee State University), Matt Hills (Cardiff University), Brooks Landon (University of Iowa), Rob Latham (University of Iowa), Susan Napier (Tufts University), Sharalyn Orbaugh (University of British Columbia), David Seed (University of Liverpool), Steve Shaviro (Wayne State University), Vivian Sobchack (University of California, Los Angeles) and JP Telotte (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Here’s the contents for the latest issue of Science Fiction Film and Television:

Science Fiction Film and Television 1.1 (Spring 2008)


Vivian Sobchack, ‘Love Machines: Boy Toys, Toy Boys and the Oxymorons of A.I.: Artificial Intelligence’

Alain Badiou, ‘Dialectics of the Fable’

Matt Hills, ‘The Dispersible Text: Theorising Moments of Doctor Who’

Dave Rolinson and Karen Devlin, ‘“A New Wilderness”: Memory and Language in the Television Science Fiction of Nigel Kneale’

JP Telotte, ‘Serenity, Cinematisation and the Perils of Adaptation’

Mariano Paz, ‘South of the Future: An Overview of Latin American Science Fiction Cinema’



Mary Pharr, ‘The Lab and the Woods: Science and Myth in Les Yeux sans visage’

Sherryl Vint, ‘Embodied Texts, Embodied Subjects: An Overview of N. Katherine Hayles’ 


Books reviews

Paul Williams on Wanda Strauven, ed., The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded

Carl Freedman on James Naremore, On Kubrick

David Seed on Matthew Frye Jacobson and Gaspar Gonzalez, What Have They Built You to Do? The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America.

Andrew M Butler on Will Brooker, ed., The Blade Runner Experience

Rob Latham on Serge Grunberg, ed., David Cronenberg: Interviews


DVD reviews

Stacey Abbott on Stereo and Crimes of the Future

Bill Beard on Naked Lunch

Adam Roberts on The Man Who Fell to Earth

Neil Easterbrook on No Maps for These Territories

Mark Bould on Transformers

Aylish Wood on Flatland, the Film

William Brown on Immortal (ad vitam)

Seth Giddings on Fantastic Planet  

Pam Cook on District 13

Jarret Burke on 4

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.