Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

N. 2 – 2017

Editorial Board | Adelaide Serras || Ana Daniela Coelho || Ana Rita Martins || Angélica Varandas || João Félix || José Duarte

Advisory Board | Adam Roberts (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, UK) || David Roas (Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain) || Flávio García (Univ. do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) || Henrique Leitão (Fac. de Ciências, Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal) || Jonathan Gayles (Georgia State University, USA) || Katherine Fowkes (High Point University, USA) || Lubjica Matek (University of Osijek, CROATIA) || Mª Cristina Batalha (Univ. do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) || Susana Oliveira (Fac. de Arquitectura, Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal) || Teresa Lopez-Pellisa (Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Copy Editors | Ana Rita Martins || Igor Furão || João Félix || José Duarte

Translator | Diogo Almeida

Book Review Editors | Diana Marques || Igor Furão || Mónica Paiva

Photography Rodrigo Tavarela Peixoto

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 ISSN | 2183-7465

Editor | Centro de Estudos Anglísticos da Universidade de Lisboa | University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies. Alameda da Universidade – Faculdade de Letras. 1600-214 Lisboa – Portugal


Contributor | Frances Pheasant-Kelly Fran is MA Film Studies Course Leader and Reader in Screen Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Her research spans fantasy, science fiction, terrorism, space, science and abjection in film and television. She is the author of numerous publications including two monographs, Abject Spaces in American Cinema: Institutions, Identity and Psychoanalysis in Film (IB Tauris, 2013) and Fantasy Film Post 9/11 (Palgrave, 2013), and the co-editor of Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door (Routledge, 2015).

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Contributor | Gabriela Steinke is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton, England. She studied English and German at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and taught German Language and Literature for many years in Ireland and England. She has published on German and Austrian children’s literature and German women writers and more recently on British children’s literature and speculative fiction.

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Contributor | Jyrki Korpua (PhD, Literary studies) is a researcher at the University of Oulu, Finland. Korpua acts as Chair of The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research and as an Editor-in-chief for Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research. In 2015, Korpua published his doctoral dissertation in J. R. R. Tolkien’s literary worldbuilding (Mythopoetics of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Legendarium, University of Oulu Press) and in 2016 a study on The Bible and Literature (Alussa oli Sana – Raamattu ja kirjallisuus, Avain). Korpua’s main research interests focus on Speculative Fiction, Literary History, Utopia and Dystopia Literature, The Bible and Plato’s Dialogues.

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Contributor | Miguel Santos is a freelancer illustrator and comic books author. He usually works with speculative (SF, Fantasy and Horror), historical and political fiction. He also illustrates for RPG’s, magazines, card games and role-playing games.

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Contributor | Noel Brown is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope University; author of The Hollywood Family Film: A History, from Shirley Temple to Harry Potter (I.B. Tauris, 2012), British Children’s Cinema: From The Thief of Bagdad to Wallace and Gromit (I.B. Tauris, 2016), The Children’s Film (Columbia UP, forthcoming), and Contemporary Hollywood Animation (EUP, forthcoming); co-editor of Family Films in Global Cinema (I.B. Tauris, 2015) and Toy Story: Animation – Key Films (Bloomsbury, forthcoming).

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Contributor | Robert Geal is a Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He is currently revising final changes for his PhD, which is an analysis of writing formations in Shakespearean films.

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Contributor | Rodrigo Tavarela Peixoto (Lisbon 1974) is a Portuguese photographer, exhibiting regularly since 1999, the year he finished his studies in Ar. Co. In this same year he received a FLAD scholarship that allowed him to continue his studies at SVA, New York. In 2010 he completed the Master of Fine Arts at ESAD.CR. He held the course of Photography PGCCA (1st Edition) and is currently undertaking a PhD in Communication Studies with Fundação FCT scholarship. Since 2007, he teaches several courses in Photography, Digital Animation and Film Degrees at Universidade Lusófona. In 2016 he founded “HÉLICE – Fotógrafos que usam a fotografia”. His works are present in some of the most important Portuguese collections, as PLMJ collection, BES Art, and EDP Foundation.

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Contributor | Teresa Botelho has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Nova University of Lisbon, where she teaches American Studies. She has published extensively on African American, and Asian American culture and literature, theatre and drama. Her current interests include technological utopias/dystopias and the post-human, science fiction, post-black literature, identity theory in its intersections with utopia, visual culture and cinema, the collaboration between sciences and literature, especially in drama, and literary and visual representations of 9/11.

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