I’ve been a pretty negligent when it comes to updating this blog (though I try to keep the rest of the website up to date). Since the last post, I moved to New York City, finished my PhD, and have otherwise been pretty busy. I have a handful of writing projects in the works, I got a new job, and I’m starting my second dive into the academic job market.
I’d like to keep writing in this space. In an effort to jump start a triumphant return, here’s another edition of Shameless Self-Promotion! I published an article a few months back in the Spring 2016 issue of the the Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Titled “A Paradoxical, Discrepant, and Mutant Marxism: Imagining a Radical Science Fiction in the American Popular Front,” it explores the ways self-described communist science fiction fans hoped to radicalize science fiction as a genre and community in the 1930s, suggesting that such idiosyncratic irruptions of radical activity have much to tell us about the history of American radicalism. Feel free to reach out if you can’t access the journal.
Here’s the citation information if that’s helpful: “A Paradoxical, Discrepant, and Mutant Marxism: The Emergence of a Radical Science Fiction in the American Popular Front,” The Journal for the Study of Radicalism 10, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 63-106.