Literature

Fighting for the Future – In Conversation with Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

Fighting for the Future, the latest from our Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, is the first book to explore Star Trek: Discovery, the newest instalment in the Star Trek franchise. The volume brings together eighteen essays and one interview from a variety of disciplines including cultural and media studies, literary studies, history and political science - we … Continue reading

Literature

Science Fiction and Psychology – In Conversation with Gavin Miller

Gavin Miller's Science Fiction and Psychology, a new addition to the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, offers an in-depth exploration of science fiction literature’s varied use of psychological discourses. We discussed this study with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Science Fiction and Psychology and what drew you to focus … Continue reading

Literature

Dread Trident – In Conversation with Curtis D. Carbonell

Curtis D. Carbonell's Dread Trident, the latest addition to the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, focuses on tabletop role-playing games as vital mechanisms in the increasing creation of ‘realized worlds’ in modern culture. We discussed this study of role-playing gametexts with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Dread Trident and … Continue reading

Literature

Publishing where no one has gone before…coming soon to our literary studies list.

September is Literary Studies month at #LUP120: here is a preview of three titles appearing in Spring 2020. The Hangover: A Literary and Cultural History by Jonathon Shears promises to be a lively new contribution to a field of study previously confined to the sciences. This first comprehensive study of the hangover in literature and … Continue reading

Journals

Star Wars: the evolution of the Death Star reflects Hollywood’s growing fears of a climate apocalypse

This piece was originally published on The Conversation.  Design for the ultimate Death Star – Star Wars: Rogue One. Lucasfilms/20th Century Fox Science fiction films are rarely about the future. Their distant planets and remote time periods instead seem to reflect upon the concerns and anxieties of the contemporary moment. For instance, 1978’s Invasion of the Bodysnatchers played … Continue reading