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Friday, September 1 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The History of Science Fiction: Perspectives from the 21st Century

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An overview of the genre's history as understood by recent scholarship in the field, including the evolution of many sub-genres and global traditions of SF. Come learn about the origins of SF in scientific narratives of discovery and the long traditions of Afrofuturism, Indigenous futurism, Latina/o SF, and women's SF in this…

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Patrick Sharp

Professor of Liberal Studies, Cal State Los Angeles
Patrick B. Sharp is Professor of Liberal Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. He has written several articles and two monographs on science fiction, including Savage Perils: Racial Frontiers and Nuclear Apocalypse in American Culture (2007) and Darwinian Feminism... Read More →

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Jandy Hanna

Jandy Hanna, PhD, MSB, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Division at WVSOM. Her PhD is in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and she currently teaches medical gross anatomy and studies the biomechanics of locomotion. Her Masters is in bioethics, in which... Read More →

Friday September 1, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
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