University of Calgary

Stefania Forlini

  • Associate Professor

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Professional Description

My primary area of research and teaching is late Victorian literature and culture, but my interest in science, thing theory, and techno-culture (the ways in which our use of new technologies transforms our world) often leads me to look for resonances in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century popular literature, especially gothic and science fiction. I am particularly interested in cultivating a cross-disciplinary and historically-comparative approach to fiction that engages with scientific and/or technological discourses as a means of interrogating shifting understandings of materiality and modes of being in the world. My current SSHRC-funded research project explores the emergence of science fiction in general interest nineteenth-century periodicals using Bob Gibson's illustrated anthologies of collected science fiction short stories (part of U of C's special collections). For more information about this project, see 

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