Monique Morgan is an associate professor of English at McGill University. She studies the interactions of narrative with other forms of discourse (literary genres, scientific thought, gender ideology, legal discourse), and the formal features through which a text influences its readers’ emotional responses, intellectual analysis, and ethical understanding. Her current research focuses on the interrelations of narrative form and scientific epistemology in nineteenth-century British science fiction. By comparing the rhetorical techniques and analytical methods of early science fiction with those of contemporaneous scientific studies, Morgan analyzes the shared foundations of narrative and of scientific observation: relationships of cause and effect, metaphorical relationships of likeness, and complex acts of witnessing. She argues that science fiction self-consciously exposes the process of making a narrative – how we gain retrospective understanding of events, and connect discrete units of information into a coherent story.