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Canavan, Gerry

Entry updated 25 October 2021. Tagged: Author, Critic.

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(?   -    ) US academic whose doctorate in literature is from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Assistant Professor of 20th and 21st Century Literature at Marquette University, Milwaukee,Wisconsin, since 2012. He began to publish criticism of genre interest with "'We Are the Walking Dead': Race, Time, and Survival in Zombie Narrative" (Fall 2010, Extrapolation). With Kim Stanley Robinson he co-edited the Ecology-related symposium Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (anth 2014). Book-length works as author are The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction (2015) with Eric Carl Link and a detailed study of Octavia E Butler which draws on the extensive Huntington Library archive of this author's papers: Octavia E. Butler (2016). Canavan has been a co-editor of Extrapolation since 2014. [DRL]

Gerry Canavan




  • The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: Cambridge University Press, 2015) with Eric Carl Link [nonfiction: in the publisher's Cambridge Companions to Literature series: hb/]
  • Octavia E. Butler (Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2016) [nonfiction: in the publisher's Modern Masters of Science Fiction series: hb/Debra Lowman]

nonfiction works as editor


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