Science Fiction and Intercultural Encounters
The aim of this project is to study interpersonal and interspecies encounters in science-fiction literature, film and television as intercultural encounters. By applying an intercultural perspective, we intend to add to the emergent scholarship that problematizes a one-sided Western hegemonic thinking on SF, a genre long dominated by Anglo-American writers and Hollywood, and contribute to a cross-disciplinary theoretical and conceptual development in SF studies and intercultural studies.
How are cultural encounters represented in contemporary science fiction in different cultural contexts? How can the popular cultural genre science fiction add to the scholarly understanding of the interdisciplinary concept “interculturality”?
Maria Holmgren Troy, Professor, English Literature
Andreas Jacobsson, Senior Lecturer, Intercultural Studies
Johan Wijkmark, Senior Lecturer, English Literature