2015 Science Fiction Research Association Conference Wrap-Up

The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) held its forty-sixth annual conference on June 25-28, 2015 at Stony Brook University in the Charles B. Wang Center. Our theme this year was, “The SF We Don’t (Usually) See: Suppressed Histories, Liminal Voices, Emerging Media.” As I detailed in a previous blog post, I presented on the SFContinue reading “2015 Science Fiction Research Association Conference Wrap-Up”

Curating a Conference Backchannel with Storify: 2013 SFRA/Eaton Conference in Riverside, CA

While I was unable to attend this year’s Science Fiction Research Association Conference, held in conjunction with the biannual Eaton Conference this year, in Riverside, California, I was able to follow along with the goings-on thanks to Facebook and Twitter. As you might know, I am a big fan of Storify as a digital curationContinue reading “Curating a Conference Backchannel with Storify: 2013 SFRA/Eaton Conference in Riverside, CA”

2013 SFRA/Eaton Conference Schedule is Available Online

The 2013 SFRA/Eaton Conference at the University of California at Riverside will take place from April 11 to April 13, 2013. The conference schedule is now online here. If you are not committed to going for a presentation or panel, you should check out the awesome lineup of papers, panels, and author readings. If allContinue reading “2013 SFRA/Eaton Conference Schedule is Available Online”

2013 SFRA/Eaton Conference Deadline for Abstracts is Sept 14!

I just sent Melissa Conway my paper abstract for the 2013 joint SFRA-Eaton Conference [the CFP is here]. Have you sent your abstract in yet? If you haven’t, you only have until September 14 to send your abstract. The earlier-than-normal SFRA deadline is due to the fact that the joint conference will be held inContinue reading “2013 SFRA/Eaton Conference Deadline for Abstracts is Sept 14!”

Philip K. Dick: Worlds Out of Joint Conference in Dortmund, Germany, 15-18 November, Call for Papers

The Philip K. Dick: Worlds Out of Joint conference in Dortmund, Germany later this year sounds awesome! There will be some outstanding guest speakers, and it will be in a country whose culture played an important role in Dick’s fiction. I am considering going–so should you! Read below for the call for papers and contactContinue reading “Philip K. Dick: Worlds Out of Joint Conference in Dortmund, Germany, 15-18 November, Call for Papers”

Early Registration Reminder for 2012 SFRA Conference in Detroit, Lower Rate Until Sept 15, 2011

I registered for the 2012 SFRA Conference in Detroit last night. You have only two more days to register and pay at the discounted rate of $140 for the conference and $25 for the awards banquet. Details and the link to the official conference website are below. Welcome to the website for the 43rd annual conferenceContinue reading “Early Registration Reminder for 2012 SFRA Conference in Detroit, Lower Rate Until Sept 15, 2011”

SLSA 2011 Registration Reminder

Unfortunately, I can’t make it to SLSA this year in Ontario. However, I hope that those of you who are going remember to pay your registrations (and have a great time)! Carol Colatrella, SLSA Executive Director, sent out the following reminder by email this morning: PLEASE NOTE: Conference participants should note the early date ofContinue reading “SLSA 2011 Registration Reminder”

Masculinities Conference at Kent State Wrap-Up, Photos, and Links

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dynamicsubspace/6020509501/in/set-72157627382578932 I didn’t get to attend the final day of the Masculinities Conference, but I did share an unofficial conference wrap-up with Seth, Dave, Doug, Lauren, Mary, and Tony on Sunday evening. I think that Kevin and Stefan did a superb job putting together the second of their trilogy of conferences as part of theirContinue reading “Masculinities Conference at Kent State Wrap-Up, Photos, and Links”

Masculinities Conference, Session 6, Manning the Nation

After the break (amazing brownie and peanut butter cookie), the final session of the day began for the Masculinities Conference. The first speaker, Davinia Thornley, presented on “Out of the Blue: A Case of ‘National Genre Confusion’?” Pressures to enforce generic conventions on non-US film making that represent stereotypes about those nations. “Man alone” >>Continue reading “Masculinities Conference, Session 6, Manning the Nation”

Masculinities Conference, Session 5, Drama Queens

Back at the Masculinities Conference for day two. Unfortunately, I missed the earlier Pater Familias session. Now, it session five: Drama Queens. Wieland Schwanebeck studies Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels and film adaptations in his presentation, “Mr. Ripley’s Renaissance: Adaptable Masculinities for the New Millennium.” I wasn’t aware of the many film adaptations of the differentContinue reading “Masculinities Conference, Session 5, Drama Queens”