Science Fiction

Victor Frankenstein works on his creature.

Although not a key focus of my current research, I also have a fascination with Science Fiction literature and film. My key area of interest within this genre of popular fiction is particularly that of not only ecocritical perspectives within the genre, but also the role of mythology and legend within such narratives.

This research has carried me into looking at a variety of different scientific disciplines including: Genetic Engineering, Climate Studies, The Anthropocene, Nuclear Technology and Paleontology.

As part of my work, I have previously written extensively on the ecocriticism and monster theory within various science fiction works including Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla [1], Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. This includes speaking at several conferences including: The New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction & the Monstrous Onscreen at De Montfort University in 2018 and The Fates of Frankenstein Conference at Edinburgh Napier University in 2018.

If you have any questions about my research, or would just simply like to add me to your research network, please feel free to get in touch!

[1] Craig Thomson, ‘Godzilla’, Science Fiction Theatre, ed. by Graham Ainsley (London: Science Fiction Theatre, 2018), pp. 28-29 (p. 29)

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