Dr Anna McFarlane
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Anna McFarlane is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Glasgow University with a project entitled “Products of Conception: Science Fiction and Pregnancy, 1968–2015.” She has worked on the Wellcome Trust-funded Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project and holds a Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews on William Gibson’s science fiction novels. She is the editor of Adam Roberts: Critical Essays (2016), co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture (2020) and the author of Cyberpunk Culture and Psychology: Seeing Through the Mirrorshades (forthcoming, Routledge, 2021).
Research and Teaching Interests
My current project looks at the intersections between pregnancy and literature, with some reference to film, and I previously worked on the Wellcome Trust-funded Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project under PI, Dr Gavin Miller. I am currently co-editing the Edinburgh Companion to Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities (2021).