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25th-Nov-2008 02:31 pm
Misc - paper butterflies
I just discovered Science Fiction Studies, a journal of essays and reviews of, naturally, science fiction works. Oddly, it's put out by DePauw University, where a good friend of mine works, but neither of us were aware of its existence. It's put out three times a year and is $26 for a subscription, which I will be doing my best to cough up. I mean, these are the sorts of articles they are publishing:


Alec Charles: War without End?: Utopia, the Family, and the Post-9/11 World in Russell T. Davies’s Doctor Who

Abstract. -- This essay explores the ideological positioning of Russel T. Davies’s reinvention of the classic British TV series Doctor Who. Davies’s program has announced in its themes, settings, and allusions an unusually direct engagement with contemporary politics: specifically, the repercussions of the Al-Qaeda strikes of September 11, 2001. Like American television’s Heroes and Battlestar Galactica, the new Doctor Who argues against the totalizing strategies advanced by both sides in the war on terror, denouncing violent modes of pseudo-utopian fundamentalism in favor of pluralist and personal solutions to global problems. Yet it has also remained aware of its own protagonists’ potential to succumb to such forms of fantaticism. Exploring in detail the reimagined Doctor Who’s first four seasons (2005-2008), the essay shows how the series investigates, juxtaposes, and perhaps eventually reconciles two concepts central to its narrative: utopia and family.

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25th-Nov-2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Well if you're a nerd then I'm one too because this sounds damn interesting to me!
25th-Nov-2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
A lot of the other articles relate to pre-1960s science fiction, too, which I quite enjoy. And...how can one NOT be fascinated by articles with titles like "A Chronology of Latin-American Science Fiction, 1775-2005" and "Homesteading on the Extraterrestrial Frontier"?
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