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Sean Rhoads

Research Interests

Contemporary North American Literature, Speculative Fiction, Ecocriticism, Monster Studies

Selected Publications

I have published several articles examining monsters and environmental collapse in contemporary speculative fiction and film. I am also the coauthor of Japan’s Green Monsters: Environmental Commentary in Kaiju Cinema published by McFarland.



My dissertation research examines environmental and societal issues in twenty-first century speculative fiction. I examine different types of fictional spaces and places (utopias, dystopias, atopias, heterotopias, and aoristopias) in sf novels and films of the 2010s through the lens of ecocriticism.

Department of English, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.