University of California, Riverside

Eaton Science Fiction Conference

Friday, April 12, 2013

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Session 29: Contemporary Queer Theories and Science Fiction

Queer Affect: Torchwood and Queer Unhappiness
Susan Knabe, University of Western Ontario
Queer Time and the Revenants of History
Wendy Pearson, University of Western Ontario
William Burroughs's Queer Futurity
Rebekah Sheldon, Unuversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Session 30: Rewriting Colonial Histories

Color-Blind Colonialism: The United Federation of Planets and Race in Star Trek
Anthony Macias, University of California, Riverside
A Voice from the Past: Final Fantasy IX, Science Fiction and Classical Culture Iconography
Lucio Reis Filho, State University of Minas Gerais
"Not Everybody is the Blue Guys": Science Fiction and the Decolonization of Privilege
David Higgins, Inver Hills Community College

Session 31: Afrofuturism in Art, Television, and Comics

Black Protagonists as Rhetorical Technique: Ellis' Planetary and Miller's The Life and Times of Martha Washington
Ellen Rigsby, Saint Mary's College
"The Best is Yet to Come": Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Reform Astrofuturism
Douglas DeWitt Kilgore, Indiana University

Session 32: Queering the Genre

"Coming Out of the Closet Twice": Queer SF Fans and Alternative Communities
Amanda Thibodeau, University of Miami
Queerness and Monstrosity in Fresan's Mantra
Alexander Shafer, University of California, Riverside
Science Fiction Time, Fantasy Space: Queer Intersections of Genre in Video Games
Daniel Ante-Contreras, University of California, Riverside

Session 33: Time Travel in Literature, Film, and Theory

Timeless Loves: Time Travel TV Trends Around the World
Emily Jiang, Independent Scholar
Shards of time: The fate of the Time Traveler in H.G. Wells's The Time Machine
Michael Johnson, Buffalo State College
Obsession to Travel, Compulsion to Return: Time Travel Fiction as Fundamental Narrative Theory
David Wittenberg, University of Iowa

Session 34: How Hollywood Gets Science Wrong

Moderator: George Slusser, University of California, Riverside
Gregory Benford, award-winning science fiction author and astrophysicist

David Brin, award-winning science fiction author and scientist
Andŕe Bormanis, Writer/Producer for Star Trek: Enterprise, Threshold, Eleventh Hour, Legend of the Seeker, and Tron: Uprising
Kevin Grazier, Hollywood Science Advisor for Battlestar Galactica, Defiance, Eureka, and Falling Skies

Session 35: Techno-Aesthetics

Makwa Reelism: "Skin Thinking" on Screen and Global Indigenous Science Fiction Film and Television
Grace Dillon, Portland State University
Technology as a Double-Edged Sword with No Handle: Science Fiction Film During the Great War
Jess Nevins, Lone Star College
The Aesthetics of the Insurgent Social Machine: From Technocratic Pulp Art to Cyberpunk Techno-Surrealism in the SF Art of Frank Paul, Ed Emshwiller, Richard Powers, and Chris Foss
Jerome Winter, University of California, Riverside


Break: 3:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.


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