Professor Mark Bould

Position: Professor of Film & Literature

School: Arts, College of Arts, Technology and Environment (CATE)

Qualifications: PhD, BA (Hons)

About me

Winner of the 2016 SFRA Pilgrim Lifetime Achievement Award for Critical Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Author of Solaris (2014), Science Fiction: The Routledge Film Guidebook (2012), The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star (2009) andFilm Noir: From Berlin to Sin City (2005).

Co-author of The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction(2011).

Editor of Africa SF (Paradoxa 22; 2013).

Co-editor of SF Now (Paradoxa 26; 2014), Neo-Noir (2009), Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction (2009), The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009), Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction (2009), and Parietal Games: Critical Writings By and On M. John Harrison (2005).

Co-editor of Science Fiction Film and Television journal and Studies in Global Science Fiction​ book series. 

Advisory editor of Science and Popular Culture, Transmedia andLiverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies book series, and of The Miskatonic Journal of Horror StudiesDeletion: The Online Journal in Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres and Science Fiction Studies. ​

Area of expertise

Science fiction film, literature and television. Film noir and neo-noir. Afrofuturism. African speculative fiction. Political cinema. Marxism.