Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface


Afrofuturism and the archive: Robots of Brixton and crumbs (2019)
Journal Article
Bould, M. (2019). Afrofuturism and the archive: Robots of Brixton and crumbs. Science Fiction Film and Television, 12(2), 171-193. https://doi.org/10.3828/sfftv.2019.11

© Liverpool University Press. This article is concerned with questions of history, memory and meaning, and with the construction of Afrofuturism as both an archive and a living tradition. It will begin by outlining the origins of the term, and consid... Read More about Afrofuturism and the archive: Robots of Brixton and crumbs.

From world sf (via, if we must, World Sf) to world-sf: An introduction (2017)
Journal Article
Bould, M. (2017). From world sf (via, if we must, World Sf) to world-sf: An introduction

This article situates the recent turn to sf from outside the America-British tradition within broader developments in American Studies, Comparative Literature and World Literature. Building on the work of WReC, it argues that the next stage for sf st... Read More about From world sf (via, if we must, World Sf) to world-sf: An introduction.

Afrocyberpunk cinema: The postcolony finds its own use for things (2017)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. (2017). Afrocyberpunk cinema: The postcolony finds its own use for things. In G. J. Murphy, & L. Schmeink (Eds.), Cyberpunk and Visual CultureTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

Noting the effective exclusion of Africa from cyberpunk visions of the future, this essay considers several films from Africa, directed by Sylvestre Amoussou, Nadia El Fani, Neill Blomkamp and Jean-Pierre Bekolo, which draw upon and develop cyberpunk... Read More about Afrocyberpunk cinema: The postcolony finds its own use for things.

Dulltopia (2017)
Journal Article
Bould, M. (2017). Dulltopia

This essay questions Fredric Jameson's and Slavoj Zizek's recent claims that contemporary dystopias are just plain boring. It argues that if they are right, then we must dive deeper into boredom to locate dystopian critique of catastrophic neoliberal... Read More about Dulltopia.

Review essay: ‘Max Sexton and Malcolm Cook, Adapting Science Fiction to TV: Small Screen, Expanded Universe, Steven Gil, Science Wars through the Stargate: Explorations of Science and Society in Stargate SG-1 and Douglas and Shea T. Brode, eds, Gene Rodde (2017)
Journal Article
Bould, M. (2017). Review essay: ‘Max Sexton and Malcolm Cook, Adapting Science Fiction to TV: Small Screen, Expanded Universe, Steven Gil, Science Wars through the Stargate: Explorations of Science and Society in Stargate SG-1 and Douglas and Shea T. Brode, eds, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Original Cast Adventures’. Critical Studies in Television, 12(3), 315-319. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602017716539e

Review essay

Afrofuturism in the new wave era (2017)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. Afrofuturism in the new wave era. In G. Canavan, & E. C. Link (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Science FictionCambridge University Press. Manuscript submitted for publication

This chapter provides a critical overview of the development of afrofuturism and black sf in the 1960s and 1970s across a range of media: mainstream fiction, popular music, film, comics, prose sf.

Paying freedom dues: Marxism, black radicalism, and blaxploitation sf (2016)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. (2016). Paying freedom dues: Marxism, black radicalism, and blaxploitation sf. In E. Mazierska, & A. Suppia (Eds.), Red Alert: Marxist Approaches to Science Fiction Cinema, 72-97. Wayne State University Press

This chapter traces the relationship between Marxism and black radical theory and practice in America, noting the frequent presence of sf imagery at the intersection. It then outlines the development of blaxploitation and establishes a hitherto unrem... Read More about Paying freedom dues: Marxism, black radicalism, and blaxploitation sf.

Video nasties (2015)
Other
Bould, M. (2015). Video nasties

Member of panel discussion before UK premiere of Joe D’Amato’s uncut Anthropophagus at The Cube

The coy cult text: The Man Who Wasn’t There as noir SF (2015)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. (2015). The coy cult text: The Man Who Wasn’t There as noir SF. In J. Telotte, & G. Duchovnay (Eds.), Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult TextLiverpool University Press

Situates the Coen brothers' film in relation to the intersections of film noir and science fiction, uncovering its latent science-fictionality.

Slipstream cinema: Dick without the Dick (2015)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. (2015). Slipstream cinema: Dick without the Dick. In S. Schlensag, & A. Dunst (Eds.), The World According to Philip K. Dick, 119-136. Palgrave Macmillan

This essay proposes a slipstream cinema along the lines of slipstream fiction proposed by Bruce Sterling - and suggests that it is where we might find the cinematic legacy of Philip K Dick, rather than in the typically disappointing adaptations of hi... Read More about Slipstream cinema: Dick without the Dick.

The futures market: American utopias (2015)
Book Chapter
Bould, M. (2015). The futures market: American utopias. In E. C. Link, & G. Canavan (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction, 83-98. Cambridge University Press

Critical-historical overview of American utopian texts, from The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations to the current post-genre tumult.

African science fiction 101 (2015)
Journal Article
Bould, M. (2015). African science fiction 101

Critical-historical overview of science fiction from Africa

Introduction - SF Now (2014)
Journal Article
Bould, M., & Williams, R. (2014). Introduction - SF Now

Collection of 14 essays (including Graeme MacDonald's Pioneer Award-winning 'Improbability Drives: The Energy of SF'), 5 interview (with Junot Diaz, Steve Fuller, Kij Johnson, Stephen Graham Jones, Nnedi Okorafor) and 2 reviews, developed from the SF... Read More about Introduction - SF Now.

SF Now (Paradoxa 26) (2014)
Book
Bould, M., & Williams, R. (2014). M. Bould, & R. Williams (Eds.), SF Now (Paradoxa 26). Paradoxa

Special issue of annual journal also published as a book, co-edited by Mark Bould and Rhys Williams, collecting an array of articles, interviews and reviews on the intersections of contemporary sf and contemporary critical theory.