Glitches and Ghosts in an interdisciplinary conference taking place at Lancaster University on 17th April 2019.


Kerry Dodd is a PhD researcher at Lancaster University, UK and Reviews Editor for Fantastika Journal. His thesis, entitled “The Archaeological Weird: Excavating the Non-human,” examines the intersection between archaeology and Weird fiction. Utilising a post-structural materialist framework, his thesis focuses on how archaeological framings can offer a re-conceptualisation of object-orientated ontology through the Weird. Kerry also works more widely in the fields of: Science Fiction (particularly Cosmic Horror and Cyberpunk), the Gothic and glitch aesthetics.

Brian Baker is a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. He has published, among other books, Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015) and The Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism: Science Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He is currently making films, engaged in several critical/creative writing projects including a book on 1960s Science Fiction, and is developing projects that investigate the relation between sound/music, narrative and subjectivity.