Elsa Bouet

Elsa Bouet

Dr Elsa Bouet

Lecturer

Biography

I was awarded my PhD by the University of Edinburgh in 2013. My research interests centre on post-1945 dystopian fiction, science fiction and more recently the New Weird and Afrofuturism.

I am currently working on a book chapter on Global Gothic Technologies which seeks to show how the New Weird promotes the decolonisation of neoliberalism, which will be published by Edinburgh University Press.

I am part of the steering group for the interdisciplinary research and creative network Social Dimensions of Outer Space, whose broader remit is to seek the decolonisation of outer space and of our own environmentally, socially and politically fragile Earth.

Events

Esteem

Fellowships and Awards

  • Associated Fellow of the HEA

 

Invited Speaker

  • Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four after 70 years
  • Lecturer at the Scottish Universities' International Summer School

 

Date


4 results

Architecture of Punishment: Dystopian Cities Marking the Body

Book
Cityscapes of the Future, 49-65. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers. doi:10.1163/9789004361317_005

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Cityscapes of the Future, 49-65. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers. doi:10.1163/9789004361317_005
This chapter investigates the ways in which China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station, Alastair Reynolds’ Terminal World and Christopher Priest’s Inverted World represent govern...

Utopian Leprosy: Transforming Gender in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and History in the Strugatsky Brothers’ The Ugly Swans

Book Chapter
Bouet, E. (2018)
Utopian Leprosy: Transforming Gender in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and History in the Strugatsky Brothers’ The Ugly Swans. In K. Wright (Ed.), Disgust and Desire: The Paradox of the Monster (111-141). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004360150_007
No abstract available.

Northern Light, Volume 6

Book
Bouet, E. & Thomson, T. (Eds.)
(2015). Northern Light, Volume 6. ISBN 978-0955244650
A collection of original poetry, prose and drama by 2014-15 Creative Writing students at the Scottish Universities' International 
Summer School at the University Of Edinburgh...

Beautiful Lepers, Monstrous Human: The Impossibility of Utopia in the Strugatskys’ The Ugly Swans.

Conference Proceeding
Bouet, E. (2015)
Beautiful Lepers, Monstrous Human: The Impossibility of Utopia in the Strugatskys’ The Ugly Swans
Jerome Cohen argues that the creature or the monster provides a space of interaction: ‘The space of transformation, becoming, passion, alterity, the uncanny, the utopian, is i...

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