University of California, Riverside

Eaton Science Fiction Conference

Friday, April 12, 2013

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Session 15: Gods and Monsters in Science Fiction Television

Crisis of Faith: God(s) and Humankind in Caprica
Warren Rochelle, University of Mary Washington
What the Frak, Frankenstein! Creating Postcolonial Monsters on Caprica
James Thrall, Knox College
Shadow of the Man: Reading Disability in the Star Trek Universe
Kathryn Allan, Independent Scholar

Session 16: Mirror, Mirror: Intertextual Narratives of Power and Identity in Science Fiction Television

The Night of the Burning Scripts: John Kneubuhl, Oceanic Drama, and The Wild, Wild West
Stanley Orr, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
Dreams of Power and Control: Two TV Adaptations of Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Outsiders In: Star Trek, Postcolonialism, and Cultural Otherness in Late Twentieth Century American Television
Jeremiah Axelrod, Occidental College
Talkin' Bout Some Heisenberg: The Generic Monstrosity of Breaking Bad
Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University

Session 17: Science Fiction and/as Social Critique

Realizing the Nuclear Frontier
Tetsuro Namba, University of California, Irvine
The Rhizomatic Radio Free Albemuth
Leon Marvell, Deakin University
Frontier Anxiety: Avatar as Space Western
Andrew Howe, La Sierra University

Session 18: Archives, Archaeology, Alternate History

Archiving Genre Fandom
Jeremy Brett, Texas A&M University
Archaeological Exodus: Battlestar Galactica as Postcolonial Critique
Shawn Malley, Bishop's University
Alternate History and Television Narratives
Glyn Morgan, University of Liverpool

Session 19: Science and Science Fiction

Charles Stross's Accelerando: Scientific Illiteracy and How The Rapture of the Nerds Can Save Us
Mark Biswas, University of California, Riverside
Decadent Science, Steampunk Effects, and Caleb Carr a Century Later
Donald M. Hassler, Kent State University
Science Fiction when the Excrement Hits the Air Conditioner: Prepping and Changing Definition of Science
Derek Thiess, University of California, Davis

Session 20: Battlestar Galactica

The Children of Humanity: Cylons, Cyborgs and Ambiguous Feminism in Battlestar Galactica
Michelle Heeg, University of Florida
Fighter Pilots, Femme Fatales and Mother Messiahs: Gender and Genre Hybridity in Battlestar Galactica
Lacy Hodges, East Georgia State College
La Casa de Adama: Cultural Hegemony in The Re-imagined Battlestar Galactica
Ricardo Reyna, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Session 21: Race and Afrofuturism in Music and Television

Beyond "A Foundation Myth for White Folks"
Paul Elliot, Purdue University
Sun Ra's Otherworldliness
John Rieder, University of Hawai'i, Manoa


Break: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


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