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Sunday, September 3 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Gender Portrayals in Sci-Fi Literature

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In an age where non-traditional gender expression has challenged the heteronormative status quo, the question of gender in science fiction opens up a world of possibilities. But despite our immense progress in human understanding on this issue, much science fiction literature still represents gender in a binary framework, and seems anchored to traditionalist gender roles and character portrayals throughout the genre. Presentations will comment on the ways in which our modern notions of gender shape our speculations on the future, most specifically, in the contexts of posthumanism, transhumanism and artificial intelligence.

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Erin DeYoung

Presenting "Only a Fragment of What I Had Been”: The Use of the Gender Neutral Pronoun in Ancillary Justice" Erin DeYoung received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin in English Literature. She currently teaches at Savannah State University. She has published articles for The Gale... Read More →
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Karissa Underwood

Presenting "The End-of-the-World Heroine We Need: Gender in The Girl With All the Gifts" Karissa Underwood is a student at the University of Colorado Denver, in the midst of earning a Master of Arts in English with a certification in women/gender studies and an endorsement as a school... Read More →
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Johana-Marie Williams

Presenting "Motherhood, Race, and Transhumanism in Extant" Johana-Marie Williams received her Masters in Applied Social Science from the History and Political Science program at Florida A&M University. She is a historian focusing on Black women and femme’s relationships with each... Read More →

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Aisha Matthews

Director of Literature Programs at Escape Velocity, Museum of Science Fiction
Aisha Matthews is a Ph.D. student in English Literature at Southern Methodist University, having finished her Master’s Degree at Southern New Hampshire University in early 2017. As an undergraduate at Yale (’13), she studied Young Adult Science Fiction Literature (alongside more... Read More →

Sunday September 3, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
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