Recovered Writing: PhD in English, African-American Literature Theme Analyses of The Black Atlantic, Cosmopolitanism, and Olaudah Equiano (and Others), Spring 2009

This is the thirty-second post in a series that I call, “Recovered Writing.” I am going through my personal archive of undergraduate and graduate school writing, recovering those essays I consider interesting but that I am unlikely to revise for traditional publication, and posting those essays as-is on my blog in the hope of engagingContinue reading “Recovered Writing: PhD in English, African-American Literature Theme Analyses of The Black Atlantic, Cosmopolitanism, and Olaudah Equiano (and Others), Spring 2009”

The Postnational Fantasy Reviewed in SFRA Review 298

The Postnational Fantasy: Essays on Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics, and Science Fiction, a collection of essays that I co-edited with my friends and colleagues Masood Raja and Swaralipi Nandi, received its first review in the SFRA Review 298 by Rikk Mulligan available online here. About the book, Mulligan writes, “As part of McFarland’s series of critical explorationsContinue reading “The Postnational Fantasy Reviewed in SFRA Review 298”

The Postnational Fantasy: Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics, and Science Fiction in Spring 2011 McFarland Catalog with Awesome Cover Art

IMG_6787, originally uploaded by dynamicsubspace. While I was in Taiwan, I received a friendly note from McFarland along with with their Spring 2011 Catalog, which includes the cover and description for the collection that I co-edited with Masood Ashraf Raja and Swaralipi Nandi titled The Postnational Fantasy: Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics, and Science Fiction. I think thatContinue reading “The Postnational Fantasy: Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics, and Science Fiction in Spring 2011 McFarland Catalog with Awesome Cover Art”

CFP, H. G. Wells: From Kent to Cosmopolis

This sounds like an interesting conference about H. G. Wells’ cosmopolitanism that I heard about on the IAFA email list.  Read below for the details: H. G. Wells: From Kent to Cosmopolis An international conference to be held at the Darwin Conference Suite, University of Kent at Canterbury, England July 9-11, 2010 CALL FOR PAPERSContinue reading “CFP, H. G. Wells: From Kent to Cosmopolis”

CFP: The Postnational Fantasy: Nationalism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction

Call for Papers: The Postnational Fantasy: Nationalism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction We seek chapter proposals for our forthcoming anthology to be published in Spring 2010.  The Postnational Fantasy: Nationalism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction places itself at the nexus of current debates about nationalism, postnational capitalism, the reassertion of third world nationalism and its cosmopolitical counterparts,Continue reading “CFP: The Postnational Fantasy: Nationalism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction”