University of California, Riverside

Eaton Science Fiction Conference

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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

Session 43: Reading 1950s Science Fiction Film

Pulp Paradox: The Problem of 1950s Science Fiction A -Film
Bradley Schauer, University of Arizona
Compensating for Size: The Inadequate Response of Giant Monster Films
Mike Perschon, Grant MacEwan University

Session 44: Writing Technologies and Material Culture

Word Processing and Parallel Worlds in Haruki Murakami's IQ84
Andrew Ferguson, University of Virginia
Urth of the New Monuments: Science Fictions and Material Unknowing
Sam Davis, Independent Scholar

Session 45: Radio and Sound Technology

Radio-Conscious: The Radio and Early Twentieth-Century Science Fiction
Marissa Elliott-Baptiste, California State University, Los Angeles
Remediations of Public Radio: The Broadcasts of War of the Worlds
Christopher Leslie, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
From Cyberspace with Feeling: Subsonica and its 'Emotional Microchip'—De perfectibilitate hominum
Simona Martini, Independent Scholar

Session 46: Science Fiction, Myth, and Media

Science Fiction as Myth: An Analytical and Holistic Perspective
Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Independent Scholar
Habermas and the Pit: The Media in Science Fiction Dystopia, Science Fiction Dystopia in the Media
Howard Hendrix, California State University, Fresno

Session 47: Adaptation, Fandom, and Genre

The Hanged Man or Stillborn: Science-Fictional Comparative Relations between the Film and the Novel O Natimorto
Luana Barossi, University of Sao Paulo
Shifting Positions and Creative Negotiations: Gender, Genre, and Anime/Manga Fan Communities
Elyce Rae Helford, Middle Tennessee State University
Alex Naylor, University of Greenwich
Science-Fictionalization of Asian American Literature: A Study of the Alien/Asian Trope in Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire
Mingming Liu, University of California, Riverside

Session 48: Comparative Science Fiction Traditions

Localization of SF Series on Russian TV: 3rd Rock from the Sun (US 1996-2001) and Humanoids in Korolev (Russia 2008)
Larisa Mikhaylova, Moscow State University
The Future of Quebec in SF Film and Television
Amy J. Ransom, University of Central Michigan

Session 49: Elements of Fantasy in Rowling, McKinley, and Milton

Two Rs on the Three Rs: Reconciling Philosophies of Education in the Fantasy Works of J.K. Rowling and Patrick Rothfuss
Gray Scott, Texas Woman's University
Elemental Relations: Fire, Honey, Love, and Magic in Robin McKinley's Chalice
Kristin Noone, University of California, Riverside


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


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