Fall 2013 ENGL1101, The Concluding Lecture: Advice from a Georgia Tech Alum to Future Alumni

During today’s class, I will present a final lecture titled, “The Concluding Lecture: Advice from a Georgia Tech Alum to Future Alumni.” There’s a lot of things that I wish I had known when I was an undergraduate at Tech. On reflection and through experience, I gained insights that I wanted to make available toContinue reading “Fall 2013 ENGL1101, The Concluding Lecture: Advice from a Georgia Tech Alum to Future Alumni”

Science Fiction, LMC3214: New Wave Lecture and Three Story Discussion

Today’s class was like an exclamation point in two ways. First, there was the long stroke of lecture. I lectured on the origins of the New Wave in New Worlds, Judith Merril’s England Swings SF, and Harlan Ellison’s Dangerous Visions. I gave my students background on semiotics, modernity/postmodernity, and modernism/postmodernism to anchor the New WaveContinue reading “Science Fiction, LMC3214: New Wave Lecture and Three Story Discussion”

Free Public Lecture at Georgia Tech, April 1, Jorge Martins Rosa Talk on Philip K. Dick

For those science fiction oriented folks in the Atlanta area, I would encourage you to check out this free public lecture at Georgia Tech’s Library on April 1. I wish that I could be there, because I definitely would have some questions for Professor Rosa. Here are the details: The School of Literature, Communication, andContinue reading “Free Public Lecture at Georgia Tech, April 1, Jorge Martins Rosa Talk on Philip K. Dick”

Sir Fraser Stoddart Nanotechnology Lecture

Sir Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University delivered a lecture on “Chemistry and Molecular Nanotechnology in Tomorrow’s World,” as the Plenary Lecture of the Kent State University Chemistry Department Honor’s Week.  I attended the lecture, because I have a healthy interest in the world of the very small and its utopic possibilities lauded by scientists andContinue reading “Sir Fraser Stoddart Nanotechnology Lecture”

Kim Stanley Robinson at Georgia Tech

The eminent SF utopian/heterotopian author, Kim Stanley Robinson will be at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia next week for a radio interview, a public lecture, and book signing.  Georgia Tech with its Bud Foote Science Fiction Collection (Bud Foote interviewed Robinson for Science-Fiction Studies #62, here) curated by Professor Lisa Yaszek is a nexus ofContinue reading “Kim Stanley Robinson at Georgia Tech”