It’s difficult for linguists to explain to people we meet what it is that we do, and why we are so fascinated with it. Finally, popular culture is giving us a reference point. Arrival doesn’t assume we’ll be able to communicate with aliens with some advanced technology that makes no sense. Instead, it explores how…
Back in September, the Museum of Science Fiction announced that they were going to be releasing scholarly publication: The Journal of Science Fiction. Now, their first issue is live!
The Museum of Science Fiction is well on its way to becoming a brick and mortar museum in Washington DC. Now, they’re going to be launching a scholarly journal: The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, which will examine the science fiction world through an academic lens.
What happens at the Symfrozium, a one-day academic conference on the movie Frozen? More than you’d think. Dorian Lynskey at The Guardian recaps the many different, but scrupulously polite, views of the movie.
Why do we need Porn Studies? The first issue of a new journal devoted to the study of sexuality for show is available online, and its editors explain why it's time for pornography to receive serious scholarly analysis.
"Summing up years of work in one sentence." That's the tagline for Lol My Thesis, where PhD candidates (Edit: and undergrads) make fun of their own theses by reducing them to just a sentence or two.
Tons of genre stories take place in schools, where students learn to command superpowers and magical abilities, or learn advanced skills in sciences and warfare. Which school do you feel offers the best education—and the best odds for survival?