Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
No. 3 – 2018
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 || David Klein Martins || João Félix || José Duarte
Translator | Diogo Almeida
Book Review Editors | Diana Marques || Igor Furão || Mónica Paiva
Photography | Thomas Örn Karlsson
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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
Martin Simonson | Martin Simonson received his PhD from the University of the Basque Country with a dissertation on the narrative dynamics of The Lord of the Rings. He is the author of the monographs The Lord of the Rings and the Western Narrative Tradition (Walking Tree Publishers, 2008) and, with Raúl Montero, El héroe del oeste en Las Crónicas de Narnia (Peter Lang, 2014) and El Western fantástico de Stephen King: hibridización y desencantamiento en “El Pistolero” (Peter Lang 2018). He is the translator of several works by J.R.R. Tolkien into Spanish, among others Beowulf (2014), The Story of Kullervo (2015) and Beren and Lúthien (2018). He currently teaches English 19th and 20th century literature in the BA program of English Studies, and an introductory course on fantasy, horror and science fiction at the MA program of comparative literature at the University of the Basque Country.
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Raúl Montero Gilete | Raúl Montero Gilete is a Spanish scholar and novelist, specialized in literature-teaching methodologies, and the role of children in fantasy literature. He teaches English language and literature at the University of the Basque Country in Spain. He was born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in 1978, holds a PhD in English literature from University of the Basque Country (2007). He has written several novels and a book-length essay on the role of the children as heroes in The Chronicles of Narnia, and published many articles and chapters in books on the works of C.S. Lewis and literature-teaching methodologies for students of English as a Foreign Language.
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Amaya Fernández-Menicucci | Amaya Fernández-Menicucci lectures on American literature at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. She is a researcher in Gender and Cultural Studies and she has recently been writing on cultural bodies and the corporeal dimension of gendered identities in both science fiction and fantasy cinema and literature.
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John B. Kachuba | John B. Kachuba is the award-winning author of twelve books and numerous articles, short stories and poems. Among his awards are the Thurber Treat Prize for humor writing awarded by The Thurber House and First Place in the Dogwood Fiction Contest. John teaches Creative Writing at Ohio University, Antioch University Midwest and the Gotham Writers Workshop. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Horror Writers Association, and the American Library Association’s Authors for Libraries. He writes for his blog “The Metaphysical Traveler” that can be found at: www.johnkachuba.com
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Joseph Giunta | Joseph Giunta hails from Queens, New York, and recently earned his MA from the Cinema Studies program at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts & Science. Chiefly focusing on the children’s film genre, he also explores a variety of filmic modes (film noir, disaster, science fiction) and cinematic minds (Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Hayao Miyazaki). He plans on continuing his career in academia and ultimately teaching cinema and media studies at the university level.
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Katherine Connell | Katie Connell is currently a PhD student at York University in Toronto. Her research focuses on object oriented ontology, queer theory, weird media, and transgressive identity formation.
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Katherine Fowkes | Katherine A. Fowkes is Professor of Media and Popular Culture Studies in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University in North Carolina where she teaches a wide range of media courses. She specializes in fantasy and science fiction films, comedy films, genre, textual analysis, and gender. She is currently working on issues related to myth and fairy tales, Jungian archetypes, and synchronicity. Her most recent book is The Fantasy Film, Wiley-Blackwell (2010).
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Kwasu David Tembo | Dr. Kwasu David Tembo is a PhD graduate from the University of Edinburgh’s Language, Literatures, and Cultures department. His research interests include – but are not limited to – comics studies, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, particularly the so-called “prophets of extremity” – Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Derrida. He also writes poetry and makes experimental electronic music.
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Summer Sutton | Summer Sutton is a graduate student working on a Master’s in English literature at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her academic interests range widely but center around science fiction and political theory. After finishing her Master’s degree, she plans to move on to a PhD program.
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Thomas Örn Karlsson | Thomas Örn Karlsson started out as a nature and landscape photographer but gradually evolved towards the realm of horror and fantasy. Recent exhibitions include #MEMORYLANE, in which levitation art is combined with music (by Anders Rane), and “Out of this world”, a collaboration with writers Martin Simonson and Raúl Montero, which was presented, together with a lecture, at Fotografiska Museet in Stockholm in August 2017. Thomas currently works as ambassador for Olympus.
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