Steven Mollmann

PhD Candidate, ABD

Dissertation: “Visions of the Victorian Scientist”

Research Interests: British literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries; Victorian literature and culture; science and literature; nineteenth-century natural history; science fiction; revolutions and violence in literature; comic books and graphic narratives; adaptation

Publications:

“The Body, the Bomb, and the Domestication of the Technologies of Global Capitalism in the Postcolonial Science Fiction of Manjula Padmanabhan.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 3.2 (Fall 2016): forthcoming.

“Air-Ships and the Technological Revolution: Detached Violence in George Griffith and H.G. Wells.” Science Fiction Studies 42.1 (Mar. 2015): 20-41.

“Observing Observation: The Ethical Investigator in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters.” Gaskell Journal 27 (2013): 88–107.

“Space Travel in Science Fiction.” Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Ed. Leigh Ronald Grossman. Rockville, MD: Wildside, 2011. 312-14.

“Frank Reade Jr.’s Electric Time Canoe; or, The Search for the Origins of Steampunk: A Remarkable Adventure in Time and Empire.” Wildthyme in Purple. Ed. Stuart Douglas and Cody Quijano-Schell. Obverse, 2011.

“The War of the Worlds in the Boston Post and the Rise of American Imperialism: ‘Let Mars Fire.'”  English Literature in Transition 53.4 (2010): 387–412.

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Science’s Less Accurate Grandmother