Dr Audrey Isabel Taylor is Assistant Professor of English at Sul Ross State University, Middle Rio Grande Campuses in Eagle Pass, Texas. She received her PhD in fantasy literature from Anglia Ruskin University. It focused on time in the works of Patricia A. McKillip. Her subsequent book on McKillip, Patricia A. McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World-Building is the first to focus on McKillip, and critical world-building, a term Taylor coined with Stefan Ekman of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Taylor’s current project addresses Anne McCaffrey’s place in the SF canon, and examines the construction of gender and gender roles, domesticity, and the physical and social environments in her fiction. She regularly brings science fiction and fantasy into her Children and Adolescent Literature course, and looks forward to teaching more genre in future.
Patricia A. McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World-Building, McFarland, 2017
“A Practical Application of Critical World-Building”, with Stefan Ekman (University of Gothenburg), Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, Issue 131 Winter 2018 Volume 47, No. 3, pp.15- 28
“Notes Toward a Critical Approach to Worlds and World-Building” with Stefan Ekman (University of Gothenburg), Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, 3 Oct 2016 Volume 3, pp. 3-18
“‘Active Time’ as Found in the Works of Patricia A. McKillip”, New York Review of Science Fiction, Oct 2015 Volume 28, No.6, pp. 1-9
“Trapped: Fairy Tale in Pratchett and Lackey” Gender Forum, Jun 2015, 4500 words
“The Created Myths and Legends of Patricia McKillip” New York Review of Science Fiction, June 2013 Volume 25, No. 10, pp. 17-19