MemberKirsten Kasai

Kirsten Imani Kasai writes fiction, nonfiction and poetry while teaching creative writing and English composition to adults. Her fourth novel The House of Erzulie will be published in February 2018 by Shade Mountain Press. Her extensive experience in print and digital publication management inspired her to launch The Magic Word Editing Co., which offers a full range of editorial and e-book design services to emerging and published writers, independent publishers, academics, scientists and small businesses. She’s also the editor and publisher of Body Parts Magazine, an online literary journal.      Her areas of expertise and interest include: women’s and feminist literature, utopias & dystopias in pop culture and literature, the Hero’s Journey, genre fiction (historical, dark fantasy & sci-fi, speculative fiction, horror and Gothic), literary and commercial fiction, fairy tales, mythology, folklore, and hybrid, experimental and multi-genre prose. She has been a discussion panelist and moderator, guest speaker and workshop leader for writing/publishing and pop culture/genre conventions and conferences (Southern California Writer’s Conference, Comic Con, LosCon, BayCon, ConDor). She is available to book as a speaker or writing workshop leader.      Kirsten holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Certification in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Visit her online at A full list of publications and appearances is available here.

MemberFrancisco Delgado

Full-time Lecturer in English at the University of New Haven. PhD  in English from Stony Brook University. Research interests include Asian American literature, Native American literature, and Composition & Rhetoric. Book project examines how multiethnic American writers use the dystopian genre to address racial injustice.

MemberHania A.M. Nashef

“Demythologizing the Palestinian in Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar and Paradise Now,” Transnational Cinemas, 6:3 (2015).

“Specters of Doom: Saramago’s Dystopias in Blindness and The Cave,” Orbis Litterarum, 70: 3 (2015).

“أهلاً, hello and bonjour: a postcolonial analysis of Arab media’s use o…

Hania A.M. Nashef is a professor in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature from University of Kent in the United Kingdom, a Master’s degree from Ohio State University in English Literature, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and French Literatures also from OSU.  Prior to joining academic life, she worked in television in the UAE. Her research interest is multidisciplinary, publishing on literature and media. Her publications have included articles on comparative, postcolonial/postmodern literature, media representations, and literary journalism. Her most recent publication is Palestinian Culture and the Nakba: Bearing Witness (Routledge: 2019).  Her monograph The Politics of Humiliation in the Novels of J. M. Coetzee (2009) was also published by Routledge. Her publications also include a number of journal articles on J.M. Coetzee and José Saramago. She has also published on Palestinian literature, film, Arab media representations and virtuality.  She is currently working on literary journalism and film in the Arab world.      

MemberRegina Martin

…tledge, 2019.
“Speculating Subjects: Keynes, Woolf, and Finance Capitalism.” Modern Language Studies vol. 47, no. 1, 2017.
“State and Corporate Dystopianism in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Dave Eggers’s The Circle.” Critical Insights:Nineteen Eighty-Four, edited by Thomas Horan, Salem Press, 2016, pp. 5…

Regina Martin is an associate professor of English and Global Commerce and director of the Writing Program at Denison University. She teaches first-year writing, Commerce and Society, Literary Theory, 20th-Century Fiction, 19th-Century British Literature, and Caribbean Literature. She is also a member of a group of faculty at Denison who are developing a minor in Digital Humanities.

MemberElif Sendur

…ritical fiction; symbiosis and entanglement in SF/weird film and literature; non-binary bodies and representations of multiplicities in SF film and literature; dystopian spaces and imagination of extinction in SF film and literature; decolonial imaginations of body and subject in SF; and animal studies.

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film theory, french film criticism, cinema studies, Queer studies, post human, trans human, cyborg studies, Science Fiction studies, Women , Gender and Sexuality studies, critical disability and body, body politics and theory,new weird and literature,ecocriticism, image and visual culture.

MemberElisa Kriza

…reting the Stalin Plaque in Vienna”, in: German Life and Letters, Vol. 68, Nr. 3, DOI: 10.1111-glal.12089, Juli 2015. Print; Online.

“From Utopia to Dystopia: Bukharin and the Soviet Constitution of 1936”, in: Jonas Ross Kjærgård, Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (eds.): Discursive Framings of Human Rights. Nego…

As a comparatist, I am interested in the intersection of politics, history, and literature. The transnational phenomena of communism, anti-communism and nationalism are at the center of my research. My work has been published by international journals such as Comparative Literature Studies, German Life and Letters, European Review of History, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Literatura Mexicana and Jahrbuch für Antisemitismusforschung.