Mark Young

Mark Young is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of California, Riverside, where he studies twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature, science fiction, musicality, and visual culture. His book reviews have appeared in Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, and the SFRA Review. His dissertation, “Sonic Retro-futures: Musical Nostalgia as Revolution in Post-1960s American Literature and Technoculture,” considers the intersections of contemporary literature, cultural studies, and musical media storage and playback technologies.


A Song to Wake the Dead

A CIRCLE OF FIFTHS in blood-red runes, a crimson web of sharps and flats, a faery ring on midnight black to ...

Defending the Rock

The best essay ever written about the politics of academic specialization—“Beyond the Rite of Passage in the Academy&...

Defending the Rock