Sally Miller Gearhart “Worlds Beyond World” Symposium: Feminist Utopian Thought

November 9, 2013

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Sally Miller Gearhart “Worlds Beyond World” Symposium: Feminist Utopian Thought

In this symposium, authors and cultural critics explore feminist creative production and the roles of speculative fiction and utopian ideas in imagining feminist futures.

40th_SciFi_symposium_WEBFriday, Nov. 8

6:30-8:30 p.m. – “A Conversation with Ursula K. Le Guin” (Ballroom), followed by book signing with Le Guin and Molly Gloss (Ballroom)

Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – “Worlds Beyond World” Symposium on Feminist Utopian Thought

8:30-4 – Registration desk (Ballroom lobby); Organization and Vendor Rooms open (Maple/Oak)

9-10:00 – Session 1, “Feminists in the Archives” (Ballroom), moderator Carol Stabile

10:15-11:45 – Session 2, “Feminist Science Fiction as Political Theory” featuring Suzy McKee Charnas, L. Timmel Duchamp, Kate Wilhelm, Vonda N. McIntyre, and moderator Larissa Lai

11:45-1:15 – Lunch break (on own)

1:15-2:45 – Session 3, “Building Feminist Worlds” featuring L. Timmel Duchamp, Molly Gloss, Andrea Hairston, Larissa Lai, and moderator Margaret McBride (Ballroom)

3:00-4:30 – Session 4, “Directions in Feminist Science Fiction Research” featuring Joan Haran, Andrea Hairston, Larissa Lai, and moderator Grace Dillon (Ballroom)

4:30-6 –Closing Reception (Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Papé Reception Hall) with special viewing of “Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives” exhibit in the JSMA Focus Gallery

Sponsors: Sally Miller Gearhart Fund, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, ASUO Women’s Center, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon Libraries, Oregon Humanities Center, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Robert D. Clark Honors College, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Center on Diversity and Community, Department of English, School of Journalism and Communication, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Romance Languages, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of International Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, and the Comparative Literature journal (American Comparative Literature Association).