Narrating the Future

Narrating the Future: One Day Conference Schedule 8:30—9:15 am COFFEE 9:15 am Opening Remarks: Dean Peña 9:30—11:00 am Student Research Panel Stina Attebery, “Synthetics and Survivance in Archer Pechawis' Horse” Taylor Evans, “Post-hu(e)man: Golden Age SF and the Post-Racial” Kai Cheang, “Cuteness and the Avant-Garde at the Speculative Turn of Asian American Fiction” 11:00—11:15 am COFFEE 11:15 am—12:45 pm Keynote: Mel Y. Chen, “Dys/topian Dis/ability” 12:45—1:45 pm lunch 1:45—2:45 pm Postdoc Talk Brian Hudson, “Cherokee Cyberpunk and Tribally-Specific Subgenres” 2:45—3:00 pm COFFEE 3:00—5:00 pm Guest [...]

2016-05-23T13:53:11-07:00June 9, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |

Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms: Indigenous Cyberpunk

Indigenous Cyberpunk Panel with Misha Nogha and Brian K. Hudson Misha Nogha’s first novel, Red Spider White Web, published by Morrigan Publications in England, won the 1990 Reader Con Award and was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Her prose has appeared in Germany, Austria, Australia, Japan, America, and Canada. Her prose piece 'Tsuki Mangetsu' was used in a dynamic performance by two Australian composers and won the 1989 Prix d'Italia. She was formerly the editor of New Pathways magazine and her review [...]

2016-05-11T11:14:11-07:00June 2, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |

Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms: Pepe Rojo

You can see the future from here: Experiential futures at the border Pepe Rojo Pepe Rojo writes in Mexican and English as there is no other way to go at it in Tijuana, where he has spent most of his life for the past decade. He has published 5 books in Mexican and more than 200 texts dealing with fiction, media, and contemporary culture. He has directed several interventions, such as “You can see the future from here”, a series of sf-based collective imagination experiments [...]

2016-05-11T11:13:03-07:00May 25, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |

Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms: Lysa Rivera

Lysa Rivera The Novel Ecologies of Chicano 1990s Cyberpunk Dr. Rivera teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Chicano/a and African American literature and culture. Her current research interests center on the science fiction of multicultural America, specifically as it emerges within Chicano/a and African American contexts. Her work has appeared in MELUS: Journal for the Study of Multiethnic Literature, Aztla n:Journal of Chicano Studies, and Science Fiction Studies. She is the recipient of the 2013 Pioneer Award, which recognizes outstanding critical scholarship in the field [...]

2016-04-11T10:18:34-07:00April 21, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |

Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms: Ted Chiang and Charles Yu

Ted Chiang is an American speculative fiction writer. His Chinese name is Chiang Feng-nan. As of 2013, his short fiction has won four Nebula Awards, three Hugo Awards, the John W Campbell Award, three Locus Awards, and others. He has never written a novel but is one of the most decorated science fiction writers currently working. Born in 1967 in Port Jefferson, New York, he graduated from Brown University with a Computer Science degree and currently works as a technical writer in the software industry [...]

2016-04-06T15:24:56-07:00April 11, 2016|Categories: |Tags: |

Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms

Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms Panel on Asian American Speculative Fiction Traise Yamamoto (University of California, Riverside), Stephen Sohn (University of California, Riverside), Christopher Fan (University of California, Berkeley), and Rachel Lee (UCLA) will look at Asian American speculative fiction, exploring both the legacy of Asian racial formations in the American speculative imaginary and the complex relationship of Asian American authors of speculative fiction to the larger sf tradition. How does American fiction use speculative modes to imagine the Asian world? How do Asian American [...]

2016-08-04T09:34:00-07:00October 6, 2015|Categories: |Tags: |
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