Sherryl Vint

Faculty of Humanities

Sherryl Vint

English Language & Literature

PhD Alberta

Areas of Specialization: Theory, Cultural Studies, Science Fiction, Contemporary American Literature

Sherryl Vint works on critical theory and science fiction, teaches courses in theory and in American literature, and is Director of Brock's MA in Popular Culture program ( Her areas of research include theories of the body, posthumanism, gender studies and human-animal studies. She is an editor of the journals Science Fiction Studies (, Humanimalia ( and Science Fiction Film and Television (, and has guest edited special issues on Science Fiction and Animal Studies (Science Fiction Studies July 2008) and the work of China Miéville (Extrapolation Summer 2009). Her most recent publications are listed below. 

Selected recent publications


The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction. Routledge, 2011. (with Mark Bould)

Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal. Liverpool University Press, 2010.

Bodies of Tomorrow: Technology, Subjectivity, and Science Fiction . University of Toronto Press, 2007.

Edited Collections

Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives. Routledge, 2010. (with Graham Murphy)

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction. Routledge, 2009. (with Mark Bould, Andrew Butler & Adam Roberts)

Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction. Routledge, 2009. (with Mark Bould, Andrew Butler & Adam Roberts)

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

“You Are What You Eat: Rationalising Factory Farms in Don LePan’s Animals.” Australian Literary Studies forthcoming June 2010.

“‘The Mainstream Finds its Own Uses for Things’: Cyberpunk and Commodification.” Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives. Edited by Graham Murphy and Sherryl Vint. New York: Routledge, 2010. 95-115.

“Simians, Subjectivity and Sociality: 2001: A Space Odyssey and two versions of Planet of the Apes.’ Science Fiction Film and Television 2.2 (Autumn 2009): 225-250.

“Possible Fictions: Blochian Hope in The Scar.” Extrapolation 50.2 (Summer 2009): 276-292.


Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

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