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Ellie Fielding-Redpath

Lancaster University

County College

LA1 4YD

Lancaster

Web: https://www.instagram.com/cult_lit/

Research overview

My research interests include speculative and future fictions, contemporary literature, American popular culture, science-fiction, adaptations and videogame theory. I am also interested in the ways fiction interacts with religious ideologies. 

My thesis explores the use of cult representation throughout contemporary American fiction, focusing upon the use of such representations to engage with critical debates within American popular culture (for example, the rise of alt-right politics in America and the "Me Too" movement in response to continued gendered inequality).

My MA dissertation, "'Infected with Terrible Purpose': Alien Messianism from 1950s Science Fiction to Contemporary Adaptation' explored the critical observation that premillennial epistemologically-focused texts were adapted to be more ontologically-focused. Using messianic figures, I showed how the American science fiction genre exists as a hybrid space wherein epistemological and ontological debates can coexist.

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