City Tech Science Fiction Collection Inventory

Over the past three days, I worked with my City Tech colleagues–Laura Westengard, Lavelle Porter, and Lucas Kwong–and student–Jessica Roman–to inventory the City Tech Science Fiction Collection. Two years ago, I began the collection’s finding aid by cataloging the 4,000+ magazines. Last year, I inventoried the collection’s nearly 1,700 monographs and anthologies. This year, weContinue reading “City Tech Science Fiction Collection Inventory”

New Science Fiction Collection from Marleen S. Barr

I first met Marleen in 2006 at my first Science Fiction Research Association Conference in White Plains, New York. She and I were on the same panel. As you might imagine, I, having just graduated with a B.S. from Georgia Tech, was a bit nervous presenting in front of an audience of professional scholars. MarleenContinue reading “New Science Fiction Collection from Marleen S. Barr”

My City Tech Nucleus Article, “Multimodal Writing and Sci-Fi” with OpenLab

I wrote a brief article titled “Multimodal Writing and Sci-Fi” published in the Winter 2017 issue of Nucleus about how I use City Tech’s homegrown, open-publishing platform called OpenLab in my teaching and professional collaborations, such as the Science Fiction at City Tech initiative and the City Tech Science Fiction Collection. You can find theContinue reading “My City Tech Nucleus Article, “Multimodal Writing and Sci-Fi” with OpenLab”

My “Writing the Brain” Twitter Assignment Appears in Twenty Writing Assignments in Context, Ed. by Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen

My “Writing the Brain” assignment, which helps students understand how different media (Twitter, photography, posters, and essays) shape and change their messages, appears in Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen’s edited collection, Twenty Writing Assignments in Context: An Instructor’s Resource for the Composition Classroom. Melissa and Karma put a lot of good work into curating thisContinue reading “My “Writing the Brain” Twitter Assignment Appears in Twenty Writing Assignments in Context, Ed. by Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen”

Engagement, Learning and Inspiration in SF: Use Cases for the City Tech Science Fiction Collection

I delivered this presentation at the James Madison University Pulp Studies Symposium on October 7, 2016. The video above shows my presentation’s images, and the script of my talk is included below. The paper is about introducing new audiences to old ideas for the benefit of two different City Tech audiences: 1) frame the historical publicationContinue reading “Engagement, Learning and Inspiration in SF: Use Cases for the City Tech Science Fiction Collection”

It Lives: Carter Kaplan’s Emanations: Second Sight Now Available on Amazon.com

Carter Kaplan has now published the second fantastically wonderful and weird Emanations anthology: Second Sight. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com here. Sue Hassler has already written a review of the new book on Amazon, in which she says,  “The work of Marleen Barr in this collection of strange things is worth the priceContinue reading “It Lives: Carter Kaplan’s Emanations: Second Sight Now Available on Amazon.com”

Call for Submissions Emanations II: Second Sight

Carter Kaplan posted the call for the next Emanations collection subtitled “Second Sight.” You can read it below or on the official website here. Carter put together a successful first collection that can be found on Amazon here. He and his contributors do very good work, and I am very glad that I can beContinue reading “Call for Submissions Emanations II: Second Sight”

MIT Science Fiction Society’s Open-Shelf Collection of SF

If I get a chance, I would love to browse the MIT Science Fiction Society’s (MITSFS) open-shelf collection of science fiction. There are a number of items that I have had trouble tracking down for my research that I believe could be in their collection. It sounds astounding! On the fourth floor of the MITContinue reading “MIT Science Fiction Society’s Open-Shelf Collection of SF”

The Postnational Fantasy Essays on Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction, Now Published and Available from McFarland!

UPDATE: The Postnational Fantasy now has its own page on dynamicsubspace.net here. I am very pleased to announce the publication of The Postnational Fantasy: Essays on Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction, my first co-edited collection of essays with with my good friends and colleagues Masood Ashraf Raja and Swaralipi Nandi! Click here to purchase it directlyContinue reading “The Postnational Fantasy Essays on Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction, Now Published and Available from McFarland!”