Ben Blackman

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Ben Blackman is a PhD student in English at UC Davis. His research focuses on science fiction and Romanticism, with an emphasis on how literature helps make sense of the way people relate to new and speculative technologies. His work shows how science fiction in the 19th century can be reexamined through the lens of a uniquely Romantic conception of melancholia—both a gloominess and acute self-awareness—that complicates narratives of technological progress.

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