University of California, Riverside

Eaton Science Fiction Conference

Friday, April 12, 2013

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

Session 22: "Take my love/Take my land/Take me where I cannot stand": Juridical/Environmental/Textual Colonization in Firefly

"They don't seem to be playing by any civilized rules that I know": Fan Ownership, Industry Endings, and the Mythology of Firefly
Joshua Johnson, West Virginia University
"Leave the men where they lay, they'll never see another day": Retributive Femininity and the Gendered Apocalypse in Firefly
Dibs Roy, West Virginia University
Keeping the Peace: The Alliance, Control, and Chaos in Josh Whedon's Firefly
Andrew Calis, West Virginia University

Session 23: Fans and Adaptation

Zombies "Take the Sky from Me": MetaFanFic Heroes in 'San Diego 2014'
Jenni Halpin, Savannah State University
Friend Me: The Social Media Revolution in Young Adult Science Fiction
Ferne Merrylees, University of Newcastle
"Doctor Who Unbound," The Alternate History, and the Fannish Text
Karen Hellekson, Independent Scholar

Session 24: Screenwriting: Spectacle, Specificity and Speculative Fiction

Writing Kinesis: Screenwriting Spectacle in Immersive Science Fiction Cinema
Julian Hoxter, San Francisco State University
From Text to Screen: Changing Themes in the Frankenstein Mythos
Michael Joseph Klein, James Madison University
Specification vs. Speculation: Bradbury, Ellison and Approaches to SF Screenwriting
Phil Nichols, University of Wolverhampton

Session 25: Intertextuality in Fantastic Literature and Film

From Magicians to Mad Scientists: The Tempest and The Island of Doctor Moreau
David  Bañuelos, University of California, Riverside
Transcending the Imagination: Intertextuality in the Television Adaptations of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden Novels
Steve Berman, Oakland Community College
"An Empire O'er the Disentangled Doom": Prometheus Redux
Stephanie Smith, University of Florida

Session 26: Octavia E. Butler

Fear and the Frontier in W.E.B. DuBois's The Comet and Octavia E. Butler's The Evening and the Morning and the Night
Melanie Marotta, Morgan State University
The Struggle to Live: Butler's Mind of My Mind and Dukan's M.o.M.M.
Ritch Calvin, SUNY Stony Brook
I Wanted to Live Forever and Breed People: Afrofuturism and Mutant Superheores in Octavia Butler's Wild Seed and Mind of My Mind
Gerry Canavan, Marquette University

Session 27: Parabolas and Beyond (Hyperbolas?)

Brian Attebery, Idaho State University
Veronica Hollinger, Trent University
Amy J. Ransom, University of Central Michigan
John Rieder, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Iowa State University
David Higgins, Inver Hills Community College
Pawel Frelik, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University
Lisa Yaszek, Georgia Tech

Session 28: Learning from Science Fiction

Acting Apocalypse: Scenario-Based Learning for Critical Thinking in the Science Fiction Classroom
Eric Otto, Florida Gulf Coast University
Miles Mancini, Florida Gulf Coast University
Meghan Astley, Florida Gulf Coast University
A Science of Science Fiction: Applying Quantitative Methods to Genre Individuation
Ryan Nichols, Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture
Justin Lynn, California State University, Fullerton

People Hear the Title First: Titles as Multidimensional Markers of Culture Dynamics, Textual Content, and People's Imagination (co-authored by Rainer Hilscher)
Eric Rabkin, University of Michigan


LUNCH: 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.


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