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Stefania Forlini is an associate professor of English in UCalgary’s Faculty of Arts. Stefania received SSHRC funding to co-conduct the interdisciplinary pilot project The Stuff of Science Fiction: An Experiment in Literary History. Running from 2013 to 2016, the project explores the emergence of science fiction in general interest nineteenth-century periodicals using Bob Gibson's illustrated anthologies of collected science fiction short stories (part of U of C's special collections).
Stefania’s research focuses on late Victorian literature and culture, especially the early evolution of science fiction, and fin-de-siècle science, aesthetics, and material culture.