Science fiction & history
I am interested in how science fiction, particularly in television and film, intersects with history. My work focuses on environmental issues as well as museums and knowledge-making in science fiction.
In Time Travel in the Popular Media, ed. J. Ormrod and Matthew Jones, 118–131. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015.
Science fiction as a genre has often invoked museum settings as windows into the past, as places of memories. How does that function when a science fiction time traveller encounters a museum? In this … Continue reading
Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 3, no. 2 (2012):[online]
This article analyzes the television science-fiction show Doctor Who as a cultural forum within the context of British eco-activism of the 1970s. It examines four serials which aired during the 1970s during the first wave of eco-activism … Continue reading
In Star Trek and History, ed. N. Reagin. New York: Wiley & Sons, 2013, 242-259.
During the last decades of the 20th century, the environmentalist movement came of age. As it developed into a mass movement, it gradually changed its arguments and strategies for persuading the public that endangered … Continue reading