Dr. Shawn Edrei is currently neck-deep in digital narratology, exploring the ways in which new technologies have changed our perceptions of storytelling and authorship. An avid gamer and observer of online fandom dynamics, Shawn recently co-edited Science Fiction Beyond Borders for Cambridge Scholars Publishing and is working on a manuscript concerning the latest developments in transmedia interactive fiction. In addition to teaching at Tel-Aviv University, Shawn also co-hosted the Smorgasbord podcast with fellow Sequart contributor Tom Shapira.
I first met Professor Frederick Luis Aldama in 2015, at a conference held by the International Society for the Study of Narrative in Chicago. His talk on mixed-race superheroes was part of a larger panel… [more]