Author: empi5100

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Star Wars and Government

The Heart of the Space-Based Franchise Lies in Civics Alexander Maxwell Editor’s Introduction Without some form of government, we are stuck in Thomas Hobbes’ hellish state of nature, ‘the war of all against all.’...

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Imperialism in the “Tarzan” Franchise

Anna Kozak What the King of the Jungle Reveals About Us   Editor’s Introduction What we call “Tarzan” is a sprawling collection, or mini-industry, of stories. The original Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure novel, “Tarzan...

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Polar Bears and the Real Arctic

ROUGH DRAFT Phillip Pullman, Polar Bears and the Real Arctic R.L. Shields How a Close Reading of History Matters to “His Dark Materials”                        ...

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The Architecture of India

BOOK REVIEW AND AUTHOR INTERVIEW The Architecture of India India: Modern Architecture in History  Skyy, Powai, Mumbai, 2013 (Urban Studio) by Peter Scriver and Amit Srivastava  EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION Architecture is classroom gold. When I...

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The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON A POWERFUL IDEA The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness GHOSTS FROM ELSEWHERE Tabish Khair Interview by Punyashree Panda The Gothic mansion, home to an enduring fiction genre. From 1979’s “Fall of...

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The Shape of Things to Come

SCIENCE FICTION AND ITS CONNECTION TO PAST EMPIRES The Shape of Things to Come Homo futuris and the Imperial Project Patricia Kerslake Introduction Thanks to Jack Kirby, we’re all science fiction readers now. Jack...