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


“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.


Science’s Less Accurate Grandmother