GES Bio: Jason Bourget

I'm currently a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at Queen's University. I received my M.A. (in English Renaissance Literature) from the University of Leeds and my B.A. (in English Literature with a minor in Russian and German) from the University of British Columbia. My dissertation explores how political beliefs and anxieties inform and structure representations of masculinity in late twentieth-century science fiction (1959-1976). By closely reading sf in relation to its specific, historical and political context, I hope to clarify, and complicate, the gendered assumptions of the genre itself.


Dissertation Title: Making the Men of Tomorrow: Science Fiction and the Politics of Masculinity, 1959 - 1976.


Field of Research/Research Interests: Contemporary American, Canadian and British Science Fiction; Gender Studies and Masculinity Studies; Cultural Studies; post-WWII American and British Fiction; Soviet Science Fiction and Russian Literature; History of Publishing and the Book; Renaissance Literature and Manuscript Studies.


Current Teaching Position: Professor of English, Douglas College


Recent Publication: 

Biological Determinism, Masculine Politics and the Failure of Libertarianism in Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress [Foundation 104 (2009): 10-21]

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Incoming Grad Student FAQ

For those new to the Queen's University English Department grad program and to the city of Kingston. A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the grad program and finding your way around Kingston.