Gerry Canavan

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First name: 
Gerry
Last name: 
Canavan
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I'm currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Literature at Duke University, where I research science fiction and modernity. My dissertation centers around the political uses of futurity in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Anglo-American culture, including online science fiction fandom and figurations of the Internet as a proto-Utopian space for free discourse and identity construction. I also have an MFA in fiction writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and sometimes make use of it. I blog almost every day at gerrycanavan.wordpress.com and Twitter @gerrycanavan.

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I am also currently co-editing a special issue of _Polygraph_ called "Ecology and Ideology" and a special issue of _American Literature_ on science fiction, fantasy, and myth.

http://gerrycanavan.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/marxism-and-new-media-confe...

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CFP: American Literature, Special Issue: SF, Fantasy, and Myth

Call for Papers
American Literature (Duke University Press) Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html DEADLINE: 31 May 2010 More than one commentator has mentioned that science fiction as a form is where theological narrative went after Paradise Lost, and this is...
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CFP: Cultures of Recession Grad Conference (Nov. 20 & 21)

Call for Papers
Cultures of Recession November 20 & 21, 2009 http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/culturesofrecession.html DEADLINE: September 15, 2009 Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international...
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