Dr. Shaun Duke is an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing and manages the Digital Writing minor here at BSU. He received his M.A. and Ph.D in English from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Modern Literature from University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Duke’s research interests include digital rhetoric and culture, science fiction studies, Caribbean literature and postcolonialism, social media culture, fan studies, and spatial theory.
His academic work has appeared in Science Fiction Film and Television, Like Clockwork: Essays on Steampunk (University of Minnesota Press), and Crimethink: Politics and Speculative Fiction. He has also presented at a variety of conferences, including the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), the Eaton Science Fiction Conference, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, the National and the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, and more. Most recently, he presented on Tobias S. Buckell’s climate change at ICFA’s first virtual conference.
In addition to his academic work, he is a freelance editor at The Duke of Editing and is a host and producer on The Skiffy and Fanty Show, a four-time Hugo Award finalist podcast dedicated to examining the literary, cinematic, and cultural world of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His podcast work has sent him around the world to participate in conventions, conduct interviews, and more.
- “Out of Control: Disrupting Technological Mastery in Michael Moorcock’s The Warlord of the Air and K.W. Jeter’s Infernal Devices.” Like Clockwork: Essays on Steampunk. Eds. Rachel A. Bowser and Brian Croxall. University of Minnesota Press. December 2016. (Co-written with Dr. Joseph Weakland)
- “2015 Survey of International Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans: The Hugo Awards and the Puppies Controversy.” File 770. (2017). (Co-written with Dr. Aaron Beveridge)
- “The Taxonomy of Genre: Science Fiction as Supergenre.” Speculative Fiction 2014: The Year’s Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary. Reprint. 2015.
- “The Multiplicities of Empire and the Libidinal Economy in Makoto Shinkai’s The Place Promised in Our Early Days.” Science Fiction Film and Television. 7.3 (2014). 387-407.
- “Diversity is Not a Selfie.” Speculative Fiction 2013: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary. Eds. Ana Grilo and Thea James. Book Smugglers Publishing. 2014. Reprint.
- “Political Allegory: Receptions and their Implications in V and District 9.” Crimethink: Politics and Speculative Fiction. Ed. Megan Arkenberg. 2010.
- “Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry by Suzanne Scott.” Journal of Popular Culture. 53.3.
- “X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Simon Kinberg US 2019).” SFRA Bulletin, No. 330. (Fall 2019)
- “Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction by Gerald Alva Miller, Jr.” The Journal on the Fantastic in the Arts. 26.1 (2015)
- “Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman.” Strange Horizons. (November 2015)
- “How to Live on Other Planets edited by Joanne Merriam.” Strange Horizons. (April 2015)
- “Retrospectively, Delany (on Starboard Wine).” Extrapolation. 55.2 (2014)
- “Sound of My Voice (Zal Batmanglij US 2011).” Science Fiction Film and Television. 7.1 (2014)
- “Bricks by Leon Jenner.” Strange Horizons. (Nov. 2011)
- “Tron: Legacy.” Strange Horizons. (Jan. 2011)