75 Years of Science Fiction Conference – Schedule


The preliminary schedule for this weekend’s ’75 Years of SF’ conference has been released. The event will be held from 9-4? on Saturday, April 27th. I’m on the schedule (9:20 am slot) to talk about SF History, and a number of other people will be speaking about the genre. It’s looking like it’ll be a really awesome day. If you’re free, you should come out for it:

Session 1: Session 1:
9 am Jamie Williamson, University of Vermont: “SF Publishing and the Creation of the Fantasy Genre”
9:20 Andrew Liptak, Independent Scholar: “Setting Up the Golden Age”
9:40 Benjamin Welton, University of Vermont: “Besieging the Island: H.G. Wells and British Invasion Literature”
Discussion & break
10:30 Bonnie Cross, University of Vermont: “Beast Folk in H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau”
10:50 Antonia Losano , Middlebury College: “Animals and Animality”


Session 2: Session 2:
12:30 Erica Andrus, University of Vermont: [In process]
12:50 Kori Pacyniak, Independent Scholar: “The Militarism of Religion in Dr. Who”
1:10 Bethany Heywood, Ashford University: “Ice Age Minds, Space Age Times”
Discussion & break
2:00 F. Brett Cox, Norwich University: “‘We don’t do that. We can do that too.’ ” Genre vs. Literary: The Ongoing Debate, with a Report from the Field”
2:20 Steven Hrotic, Independent Scholar: “Steampunk & the Extinction of gSF”
Discussion & break
3:00 Keynote speaker: Peter Wingfield

Reception to follow

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