UC San Diego
The Dis-Topic Future: Biofuturity, Disability, and Crip Communities in Anglophone Speculative Fiction
- Author(s): Martin Sandino, Amanda María Yolanda
- Advisor(s): Streeby, Shelley
- et al.
In this work, I define and analyze key examples of wonderlands as utopic spaces. I argue that these youth-oriented fantasy worlds are often more diverse than their adult counterparts, particularly in terms of race, sexuality, and, most importantly, disability. By considering who constitutes the citizens of conceptualized utopias, I further contend that persons with disabilities often offer ideal utopian figures. In order to demonstrate this reality in future literatures, I suggest that authors and readers alike turn to online fan fiction communities as significant sites of crip activism.