The University of Utah
Maria Alberto is working on her Ph.D. in literature at the University of Utah, where she pursues research interests in genre, adaption, fan studies, and popular culture. Recent projects have focused on platform studies, mythmaking in Tolkien’s work, and players’ use of the term “canon” in tabletop roleplaying games.
ArticlesAs a genre, science fiction deals with possible futures, imagining places and technologies that typically do not exist in audiences’ own lives. Science fiction film takes this directive a step further by creating visual representations of these futures and possibilities, presenting audiences with imagined ideas of what new technologies or unfamiliar places might...Read more