University of California, Riverside

Eaton Science Fiction Conference



Saturday, April 13, 2013


10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Session 50: Consciousness and Character in Science Fiction Literature and Film

Room: IMPERIAL
Inception and Posthuman Anxiety
Taylor Evans, University of California, Riverside
Unsight: Speculative Fictions about Consciousness
Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University
Compacting Contact: A Case Study for Hollywood's SF
Neil Easterbrook, TCU

Session 51: Seventh Sense and Technological Nationalism: Watching Global SF Film Doing Postcolonial Theory

Room: SALON A
Kavita Philip, University of California, Irvine
Ward Smith, Long Beach City College

Session 52: Ethnicity and Hybridity in Science Fiction

Room: SALON B
Beyond Black and White: North American Ethic Science Fictions
Daoine Bachran, University of New Mexico
Fear of a Brown Planet: The One-Drop Rule in Ridley Scott's Prometheus
Noah Mass, Georgia Tech
Cultural Hybridity and Generic Hybridity in Sondela by Rodolfo Martinez
Dale Knickerbocker, East Carolina University

Session 53: Science Fiction and Illustration

Room: UNIVERSITY
The Artilleryman's Dream: Narrative, Illustration, and Politics
John Huntington, University of Illinois at Chicago
Draw! Comic Violence and the Retreat from Realism in Borderlands
Craig B. Jacobsen, Mesa Community College

Session 54: The Life Sciences in Science Fiction

Room: SALON I
Remediation in Science/Fiction: Genes, Gender and Genre
Joan Haran, Cardiff University
Human and nonhuman Animal Alterity as Represented Cybernetic Beings in Ted Chiang's Lifecycle of Software Objects
Travis West, Portland State University

Session 55: IATSE Local 800 – the Art Directors Guild - Presents

Room: SALON II

Moderator: Sharon Sharp
Production Designers – Building Worlds: An exploration of the process of creating screen environments for films based on all types of media: Books, Graphic Novels, Games, Scripts
Mimi Gramatky
Kirk Petruccelli
Christa Munro
Oliver Scholl

Session 56: Ian Watson

Room: EMBASSY
The Impossibility of Ian Watson
Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., DePauw University
Spaces Denied: The Collapse of SF Imagination in Ian Watson's Novels
Umberto Rossi, Independent Scholar

 

Lunch: 12:00 p.m.. to 2:00 p.m.

SFRA Business Meeting from 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Room: Salon II 

 

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