Considering Fandom: A Review of Fandom, Now in Color

Considering Fandom: A Review of Fandom, Now in Color: A Collection of Voices edited by Rukmini Pande Maria K. Alberto Under Review:Fandom, Now in Color: A Collection of Voices. Edited by Rukmini Pande. University of Iowa Press, 2020. In familiar fandom fashion, let me begin with the tl;dr, or the “too long, didn’t read” – … Continue reading Considering Fandom: A Review of Fandom, Now in Color

Sociological Specters: A Review of Amy Lawrence’s Ghost Channels

Sociological Specters: A Review of Amy Lawrence’s Ghost Channels: Paranormal Reality TV and the Haunting of America Amber Troska Under Review:Ghost Channels: Paranormal Reality TV and the Haunting of America. Amy Lawrence. University of Mississippi Press, March 2022. America is extremely haunted. At least, that’s the conclusion you might come to when looking at the … Continue reading Sociological Specters: A Review of Amy Lawrence’s Ghost Channels

Climate Change Lurking Behind Every Corner: Review of Mark Bould’s The Anthropocene Unconscious

Climate Change Lurking Behind Every Corner: Review of Mark Bould’s The Anthropocene Unconscious Fabius Mayland Under Review:The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe Culture. Mark Bould. Verso Books, November 2021. Introduction The impending ecological disasters that we are faced with will, with some likelihood, prove to be the fulcrum of human history, certainly of the post-war period. … Continue reading Climate Change Lurking Behind Every Corner: Review of Mark Bould’s The Anthropocene Unconscious

Wiring the Post45 Together: Review of Rachele Dini’s “All-Electric” Narratives

Wiring the Post45 Together: Review of Rachele Dini’s “All-Electric” Narratives: Time-Saving Appliances and Domesticity in American Literature, 1945-2020 Nichole Nomura Under Review:“All-Electric” Narratives: Time-Saving Appliances and Domesticity in American Literature, 1945-2020. Rachele Dini. Bloomsbury Academic, November 2021. The Post45—an academic term, with some baggage, for the study of American literature after 1945—has always struggled to … Continue reading Wiring the Post45 Together: Review of Rachele Dini’s “All-Electric” Narratives

Black Genre Fiction Reimagined: Review of Black Pulp by Brooks E. Hefner

 Black Genre Fiction Reimagined: Review of Black Pulp by Brooks E. Hefner Garrett Bridger Gilmore Under Review:Black Pulp. Brooks E. Hefner. University of Minnesota Press, December 2021. In his autobiography The Big Sea Langston Hughes famously opines that despite the fashionable fervor for Black art among white audiences in the 1920s, “the ordinary Negroes hadn’t … Continue reading Black Genre Fiction Reimagined: Review of Black Pulp by Brooks E. Hefner

As Above, So Below: A Review of Space Forces

As Above, So Below: A Review of Space Forces: A Critical History of Life in Space by Fred Scharmen Jay Owens Under Review:Space Forces: A Critical History of Life in Space. Fred Scharmen. Verso, November 2021. In October, “New Space” company Blue Origin — founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos — announced plans to build … Continue reading As Above, So Below: A Review of Space Forces

The Twilight of Mainstream Historical Narratives: a review of David Graeber and David Wengrow’s The Dawn Of Everything

The Twilight of Mainstream Historical Narratives: a review of David Graeber and David Wengrow’s The Dawn Of Everything Sébastien Doubinsky Under Review:The Dawn of Everything. David Graeber & David Wengrow. Farrar, Straus and Giraux, October 2021. It is a sad and touching irony that David Graeber’s last book should have “Dawn” in the title. Graeber … Continue reading The Twilight of Mainstream Historical Narratives: a review of David Graeber and David Wengrow’s The Dawn Of Everything

A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft

A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft Eric Stein Under Review:Spacecraft. Timothy Morton. Bloomsbury Academic, September 2021. Published as part of the Object Lessons series from Bloomsbury, philosopher and ecologist Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft (2021) is a slim, lively study of the fantastic vessels of science fiction, and in particular those of the … Continue reading A Wonderfully Inconsistent Being: a Review of Timothy Morton’s Spacecraft

Roses Are Red and Socialism Is, Too: Review of Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit

Roses Are Red and Socialism Is, Too: Review of Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit Sébastien Doubinsky Under Review: Orwell's Roses. By Rebecca Solnit. Viking, October 19, 2021. Rebecca Solnit is a well-known and respected writer and essayist who focuses on topics such as feminism, the environment, and human rights. As the title clearly indicates, her … Continue reading Roses Are Red and Socialism Is, Too: Review of Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit

Into the Blue Again: Postmillennial Dissolution, Academic Remnants, and Sarah Wasserman’s The Death of Things

Into the Blue Again: Postmillennial Dissolution, Academic Remnants, and Sarah Wasserman’s The Death of Things Rachele Dini Under Review: The Death of Things. By Sarah Wasserman. University of Minnesota Press, October 2020. In early June 2021, the London School of Economics blog published a piece by British sociologist David Beer titled “In Defence of Writing … Continue reading Into the Blue Again: Postmillennial Dissolution, Academic Remnants, and Sarah Wasserman’s The Death of Things