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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:30-3:15 Pre-Opening Refreshment Ballroom Foyer

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:30-4:15 Opening Ceremony Ballroom

Host: Donald E. Morse, Conference Chair

Welcome from the President: Sherryl Vint

Opening Panel: Mary Shelley’s Legacies Ballroom

Moderator: Gary K. Wolfe

Guest of Honor Nike Sulway

Guest of Honor John Kessel

Guest Scholar Fred Botting

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 4:30-6:00 p.m
1. (IF/SF/VPAA) Magic and Science Fiction from the Perso-Arabic World and Lovecraft Cove

Chair: Debbie Felton

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Orange Princesses, Emerald Sorcerers and Dandy Demons: The Fantastic in Persianate Miniature Painting and Epic Literature

Zahra Faridany-Akhavan

Independent Scholar
The Vault of Heaven: Science Fiction’s Perso-Arabic Origins

Peter Adrian Behravesh

University of Southern Maine
The Dark Arts and the Occult: Magic(k)al Influences on/of H. P. Lovecraft

Andrew Seeger

Illinois Valley Community College

2. (FTFN/CYA) Constructing Identity in Wonder Tales Pine

Chair: Linda J. Lee

University of Pennsylvania
Confronting the Cautionary Tale: On George MacDonald's "The Wise Woman"

Per Klingberg

Örebro University
Navigating Enfreaked Disabilities in the Realms of Victorian Fairy Tales

Victoria Phelps

Saginaw Valley State University
With Eyes both Brown and Blue: Making Monsters in Lost Girl

Jeana Jorgensen

Indiana University/Butler University

3. (FTV/SF) Manufactured Women and Female Humanoids Oak

Chair: Valérie Savard

University of Alberta
Manufactured Women and Duplicated Brides: A Frankensteinian Trope

Aline Ferreira

University of Aveiro
Believing in the Future Eve: Ex Machina's 19th Century Sources

Ana Oancea

Ohio Wesleyan University
The Problematic Feminism of Rebuilding Seven of Nine's Humanity

Sarah Canfield

Shenandoah University

4. (VPAA/HL) What Scary Games are Made Of Dogwood

Chair: Tom Reiss

Independent Scholar
Cosmic terror: from literature to video games

Alina Corral & Elisabet Zúñiga

University of Monterrey
How to create a monster? (from a game design perspective)

Sylvain Payen

Concordia University, Champlain College Vermont
Playing with Vision: Sight and Seeing as Narrative and Game Mechanics in Survival Horror

Mads Haahr

Trinity College Dublin

5. (HL/FTV/VPAA) Frankenstein's Other Faces Magnolia

Chair: Eric G. Anderson

George Mason University
It Takes a Village to Teach a Monster: Teaching Frankenstein and its Descendants

Rhonda Brock-Servais

Longwood University
On the Affect of Frankenstein Masks

Taylor Hagood

Florida Atlantic University
Madness, Distortion, and Witness: The Rhetorics of Horror in Frankenstein Films

Sheri Nicole Sorvillo

George Mason University

6. (SF) Fantastic Animals Captiva A

Chair: Katherine Bishop

Miyazaki International College

The Alien at Home: Interspecies Communication in Hao Jingfang’s “Invisible Planets”

Emily Olive Moore

Brigham Young University

Mammoth Speculations

Matthew Chrulew

Curtin University
Dreaming of Liberation: Animals and Capitalist Modes of Exploitation in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Skye Cervone

Florida Atlantic University

7. (FTV/HL) The Births and Brides of Frankenstein Captiva B

Chair: Louis Di Leo

Florida Southern College
Whose Bride Is She Anyway? Developing the Monstrous Feminine in Frankenstein Adaptations

Kyle William Bishop

Southern Utah University
Unbridling the Bride: Feminism and Patriarchy in Penny Dreadful’s Frankenstein Narrative

Jude Wright

Quinnipiac University
Exploring the Wound: Fecund Women and Monstrous Wombs in Fantastic Horror

Patricia L. Grosse

Drexel University

8. Author Readings 1 Vista A

Host: Greg Bechtel

Maria Dahvana Headley

Bryan Camp

Nicola Griffith

9. Author Readings 2 Vista B

Host: Michael Hyde

Will Ludwigsen

Alethea Kontis

Gregory Norman Bossert

10. (FL) Fantasy and Liminality Vista C

Chair: Andrew Barton

Texas State University
At the Threshold: Spatial Liminality in The Lord of the Rings

Andrew Barton

Texas State University
Odysseus is a Nobody: Modern Epic Retelling in Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

Caroline Kidd

Texas State University
Totems of a Discarnate History”: Disruptions of Liminal Space in B. Catling’s The Vorrh

Levi Herrera

Texas State University

11. (CYA/SF/HL) It’s Aliiiive?: Limitations on the Monstrous in YA Literature Belle Isle

Chair: Wendy Fall

Marquette University
Stories are the Wildest Things of All: Arborescent Wisdom and Monstrous Truths in Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls and Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree

Franziska Burstyn

University of Siegen
Creating a Monstrous Storyteller: Fear, Grief, and Catharsis in A Monster Calls

Sarah Reanna Fish

Collin College, Central Park Campus
Frankenflirters: Mad Scientist Novels for Today’s Female Teen Readers

Farran Norris Sands

San Jacinto College


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:00-8:00 p.m. IAFA Board Meeting Maple

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:00-8:30 p.m. Newcomer Meet-Up Captiva A/B

Hosted by the Student Caucus

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:30-11:00 p.m. Opening Reception Capri


Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:30-10:00 a.m.

12. (IF/SF) Frankenstein’s Step(ford) Daughters: Sirens, Sex Dolls, and Cyborgs in German and Latin American Narrative and Film Cove

Chair: Dale Knickerbocker

Eastern Carolina University
Frankenstein Fatale: Alraune and the Flaw of Fate

Sharon Diane King

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Mail-Order Brides of Frankenstein: Building Artificial Women in Latin American Sf (Sponsored by Plastisex©)

Rachel Haywood Ferreira

Iowa State University

Sex and the Single Cyborg: Rewriting the Bride of Frankenstein in Brazil

M. Elizabeth Ginway

University of Florida

13. (HL) Panel: Weird Tales and the Evolution of Weird Fiction Oak

Moderator: Sean Moreland

University of Ottawa
Jeffrey Shanks, Southeast Archeological Center

John Glover,Virginia Commonwealth University

Nicole Emmelhainz, Christopher Newport University

14. (VPAA) Politics in Play Dogwood

Chair: Paweł Frelik

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Moral Dimensions of Political Agency: Lessons from Ocarina of Time for the Trumpian Era

Christopher Schmersahl

Palm Beach State College
Monstrous Memory: To the Moon's Digital Masculinity, Selective History, and Politics of Nostalgia

Justin Cosner

University of Iowa

15. (HL/FTV/FL) Vivisecting the Creature(s) Maple

Chair: Shannon Scott

University of St. Thomas
“Abhorred monster”: Naming the Creature in Frankenstein

Jim Casey

Arcadia University
Mapping the Collective Body of Frankenstein’s Brides

Carina Bissett

Stonecoast/University of Southern Maine
"Brides never fare well in stories" – Representations of authority and difference in Frankenstein rewritings and adaptations

Anya Heise-von der Lippe

Universität Tübingen / Freie Universität Berlin

16. (HL/VPAA) Horror and/as Biological Adaptation Magnolia

Chair: Sydney B. Duncan

Frostburg State University
Gothic Precursors: The Satiric Uncanny in the Early Eighteenth Century

Dr. William J. Hamilton

Neumann University

Parasites of the mind: the horror of ecological adaptation

Per Israelson

Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University

Creatures of Science and Horror: How Frankenstein-Inspired Graphic Novels Portray Monstrosity

Essi Varis

University of Jyvaskyla

17. (SF/IF) 19th-Century Science Fictions Captiva A

Chair: Brian Attebery

Idaho State University
Humor in Jules Verne's SF

Arthur B. Evans

Science Fiction Studies/DePauw University
All the Men are Dead: Nineteenth-Century Feminist Science Fiction

Taryne Taylor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

18. Panel: African Science Fiction Captiva B

Moderator: Amy J. Ransom

Geoff Ryman

Alexis Brooks de Vita

Ian Campbell

Hugh C. O'Connell

19. Author Readings 3 Vista A

Host: Nick DiChario

Lara Elena Donnelly

Rick Wilber

J. M. Sidorova

20. Words and Worlds Poetry Vista B

Host: Francis Auld

Don Riggs

Sandra Lindow

Gina Wisker

Marilyn Jurich

Bernadette Bosky

21. (FL) Religion and Fantasy Vista C

Chair: Eric Reinders

Emory University
The "Shape" of the Imagination, in Chinese and English, in Religion and Fantasy

Eric Reinders

Emory University
The Old Gods and the New: Functionality of Religions of Westeros in the World of George R. R. Martin

Cathy Leogrande

Le Moyne College
(De) Colonizing Fairy Land: George MacDonald's Phantastes

John Pennington

St. Norbert College

22. (CYA/SF/VPAA) Remodified and Reimagined: Monstrosity and the Posthuman Belle Isle

Chair: Emily Midkiff

Independent Scholar
Children of Monsters: Interpreting Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster in the YA Posthuman Age

Gretchen Hohmeyer

Simmons College
Of Monsters and Transplantation: Renegotiating Frankensteinian Motifs in Young Adult Fiction

Ruth Gehrmann

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
“A Man Chooses, and a Slave Obeys”: Mutant Children and Moral Choices in Videogames

Emma Joy Reay

University of Cambridge


Coffee Break 10:00-10:30am Mezzanine and Ballroom Foyer


Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
23. (IF/SF) Blurry Memories: The Fantastic Dystopias of Rosa Montero Cove

Chair: Dale Knickerbocker

East Carolina University
Blurring the Lines of Memory in Temblor

Kiersty Lemon-Rogers

University of Kentucky
The Colonization of Personal and Collective Memory in Rosa Montero’s Lágrimas en la lluvia (2011)

Jacob Neely

University of Kentucky
Are You My Mother: When Goddess and Cyborg Collide

Karisa Shiraki

Brigham Young University

24. (FTFN) Frankenstein and Retelling Fairy Tales Pine

Chair: Abigail Heiniger

Bluefield College
Why is Dr. Frankenstein on Once Upon a Time?

Christy Williams

Hawaiʻi Pacific University
Made Men Undone by the Word: Frankenstein’s Creature and Pinocchio

Frances B. Auld

State College of Florida

The Brambles, the Spinner, and the Ungrateful Dwarf: Anti-Semitism in Early English Translations of the Grimms’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen

Veronica Schanoes

Queens College-City University of New York

25. (FTV) Responsible Reading: Appropriations of Mary Shelley in Frankenstein, I Am Legend, and Stranger Things Oak

Chair: Sean Nixon

Independent Scholar
On Being Mary Shelley’s Last Man: Radical Hospitality and the Face of the Other

Chase Pielak

Auburn University
Scientists and Monsters in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend

Angela Tenga

Florida Institute of Technology
Promethean Misconduct: Rebellion and the Multiverse in Stranger Things

Deborah G. Christie

Bryant & Stratton College

26. (VPAA/HL) Playing Frankenstein Dogwood

Chair: Concetta Bommarito

Independent Scholar
The True Monster: A Frankensteinian Undertale

Jeffrey S. Bryan

University of California: Irvine
Moral Evaluations of Gothic, Frankensteinian Monsters in Gameplay Videos of Fallout 3

Sari Piittinen

University of Jyväskylä

27. (HL/FL/SF) The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovecraft Maple

Chair: Andrew P. Williams

North Carolina Central University
Reanimator: H. P. Lovecraft’s Modern Update of Victor Frankenstein

Tracy Stone

New Mexico Military Institute
Queer Mathematics: Non-Euclidean Geometry in the Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft

Daniel M. Look

St. Lawrence University
Lies, Damned Lies, and Eldritch Statistics: Toward a Quantitative Analysis of Lovecraft’s Literary Reputation

John Glover

Virginia Commonwealth University

28. (HL/FTV) Reimagining Frankenstein in the Nuclear Age Magnolia

Chair: Rhonda Brock-Servais

Longwood University
The Nuclear Gothic of Ishiro Honda's "Frankenstein Versus Baragon" and "Frankenstein's Monsters"

Rebecca Stone Gordon

American University
“‘Amnesty”, “Speech Sounds”, and American Monstrosity in the Nuclear Age

Amanda Hollander

Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

More than Just North Korea’s “Godzilla”: Juche Ideology in Shin Sang-ok’s “Pulgasari” (1985)

Alexandra Leonzini

Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

29. (SF) Roundtable: Donna J. Haraway Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene Captiva A

Moderator: Rebekah Sheldon

Indiana University, Bloomington

30. (SF) Other Science Fiction Matters Captiva B

Chair: Joshua Danley Pearson

University of California, Riverside
Spiritualizing Techno-Culture: Decoding Mystical and Mundane Hacker Representations in G. Willow Wilson’s Alif the Unseen

Edward Ardeneaux IV

University of the Ozarks
Einsteinian Traces: Einstein's Denationalized Military and World in Sheckley's "Specialist" and Herbert's "Seed Stock"

Ryan Thurmon

Independent scholar

31. Author Readings 4 Vista A

Host: Stephen H. Segal

Kathleen Ann Goonan

Andy Duncan

Jacob Weisman

32. Author Readings 5 Vista B

Host: Alethea Kontis

Kij Johnson

Arin Greenwood

Shveta Thakrar

33. (FL) Re-examining William Morris Vista C

Chair: Benjamin Robertson

University of Colorado, Boulder
Morris’s The Earthly Paradise and the Fantasy of Escape

Mark Scroggins

Florida Atlantic University
William Morris and the Counter-Tradition of Materialist Fantasy

Timothy Murphy

Oklahoma State University
William Morris and the Rediscovery of the North

C. W. Sullivan III

Hollins University

34. (CYA/SF/FL) Gender, Sexuality, and Monstrous YA Belle Isle

Chair: Rodney Fierce

Sonoma Academy
“I Truly Had The Best Time Ever Creating This New Version”: Stephanie Meyer’s Controversial Gender-Swapped Book Life and Death

Amanda Firestone

The University of Tampa
Stitched and Knitted Together: Horror, Romance, and the Monster-Hero Body

Meghanne Flynn

University of Cambridge, Homerton College
Our Monstrous Selves: Queer Potential in Lee’s This Monstrous Thing and Spangler’s Beast

Bryanna Tidmarsh

Illinois State University

Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:15-2:15 p.m.

Guest of Honor Luncheon: Nike Sulway Grand Ballroom

Host: Brian Atteberry
Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:30-4:00 p.m.
35. (IF/FTV) Border Crossing and Genre Branding in Global Film, TV and Literature Cove

Chair: Karen Dollinger

University of Pikeville
Mary Shelley’s Monster Goes South: Masculinity, the Male Gaze, and Modern Mexican Film

Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández and Claudia Schaefer

University of Rochester

The Productive Force of Spiritual Labor within Extractive Capitalism: Resistance Tactics of Indigenous Teleplay-Writing Auteurs in the Global Market for “Innovative” Fantastic Genre Brands

Ida Yoshinaga

University of Hawai’i-Mānoa

Cannibalism and Biofobia: Not Only in the Movies, the Horror Wave in Contemporary Brazilian Literature

Gabriela Andrade

UCLA/Universidade Federal de Bahia

36. (FTFN/CYA/IF) Reinscribing Folk Narratives Pine

Chair: Per Klingberg

Örebro University
Necessary Baggage: Pinkney's Retelling of Sam's Wardrobe

Gloria Respress-Churchwell

Simmons College
John Henry, Mo’olelo Ko’olau, and Embodied Redemptive Violence

Derek J. Thiess

University of North Georgia
Adapting Oceanic Stories for Oceanic Youth: Bringing Hi|story into the Present to Negotiate Indigenous Futures

Caryn Lesuma

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
37. (FTV/VPAA) The Veil is Lifted, and We Behold the Bare Pillars of the World: Exposing the Principles of World-Building in SF Oak

Chair: Haley Herfurth

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Challenges to Infinite Diversity, in Infinite Combinations, in Star Trek’s World-Building: Parodic Miscarriage, Fan Film Crackdown, and Complex Allegory

Stefan "Steve" Rabitsch

University of Graz
“This is not how it happened”: Narrative Forking Paths, Paratextual Inconsistencies, and the Canon in Mass Effect

Michael Fuchs

University of Graz
Chalmun’s Cantina: Transmedia Collaboration and the IP Farm in the Star Wars Franchise

Sean Guynes

Michigan State University

38. (VPAA) Sinister Sounds Dogwood

Chair: Renee T. Coulombe

Banshee Media/Improvised Alchemy
Magical Melodies and Hexatonic Harmonies: The Musically Uncanny in Lowell Liebermann's Piano Nocturnes

Ann M. DuHamel

University of Minnesota - Morris

Monstrosities of voice

Malte Kobel

Kingston University London

Diabolus in Machina: Bruce Haack's Electric Lucifer

Nicholas C. Laudadio

UNC Wilmington

39. (SF) Frankenstein Radiating Maple

Chair: Robert Cape

Austin College
Children of Frankenstein: The Utopian Dream of “The Modern Prometheus”

David Farnell

Fukuoka University (Fukuoka, Japan)
The Reluctant Utopianism of Kurt Vonnegut; or, Frankenstein's Kinder, More Public-Spirited Monster

Jeffrey R. Villines

University of Houston
Greater Than His Nature Will Allow: A Survey of Reanimation, Resurrection, and Necromancy in Fiction since Frankenstein

Jeanne H. Griggs

Kenyon College

40. (HL/FTV) The House on Horror Street: Domestic Horror and the Menace of Genre Magnolia

Chair: Matthew Masucci

State College of Florida, Venice Campus
“I can get you anytime I want”: Complicating “Disability” in Flanagan and Siegel’s Hush

Amy Branam Armiento

Frostburg State University
“….This gloomy kind of story:” Shirley Jackson’s House Stories and the Literary Tradition of the Contes Cruels

Kevin Knott

Frostburg State University
Architectural Horror: Mormama and Wylding Hall

Sydney B. Duncan

Frostburg State University

41. (SF) (Re-)Reading Frankenstein Captiva A

Chair: Terry Harpold

University of Florida
Frankenstein and/as Dream Research

Brian Attebery

Idaho State University
Frankenstein and Me, an Academic Memoir

John Rieder

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Publishing Without Patriarchal Influence? An Examination of the Earliest Drafts of Frankenstein

Amy L. Kozina

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

42. Panel: Teaching Genre Fiction (SCIAFA) Captiva B

Moderator: Amanda Rudd
A.P. Canavan, Independent Scholar

Daniel Creed, Florida Atlantic University

Valorie Ebert, Broward College

Kij Johnson, Author

43. Author Readings 6 Vista A

Host: Mari Ness

Nisi Shawl

Sam T. Miller

Theodora Goss

44. Creative Panel 1: What can SFWA do for you? Vista B

Moderator: Terra LeMay

Kate Baker

Cat Rambo

Andy Duncan

Suzanne Church

Sarah Pinsker

45. (FL) Of Gods, Death, Gladstone, and Morgan Vista C

Chair: Cathy Leogrande

Le Moyne College
Unconscious Gods and the Return of Belief in Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence

Peter Melville

University of Winnipeg
More Trouble Than They Were Worth: Three Examinations of Deicide in Fantasy Literature

Charles Allison

Freelance Writer/Editor
“Now there was only Death”: The Aftermath of Fantasy in A Land Fit For Heroes

Benjamin J. Robertson

University of Colorado, Boulder

46. (SF/FTV/HL/FL) Colonialism and the Patriarchy in YA Narratives Belle Isle

Chair: Christyl Rosewater

Hollins University

Penny Dreadful’s Victor Frankenstein as Patriarchal and Colonial Oppressor

Joseph Schaub

Virginia Commonwealth University

The Euphemism of Rebellion: Ally Condie’s Matched Trilogy and the Reinforcement of Patriarchal, Heteronormative Structures

Jaime DeTour

Kansas State University
History of Magic in North America and Wizarding Schools: Reproducing British Imperialism and the Colonial Attitudes in J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore Texts

Roxana Loza

University of Texas

Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:15-5:45 p.m.

47. (SF) New Frankensteins Cove

Chair: Stina Attebery

University of California, Riverside
Anne McCaffrey’s Frankenstein: Restoree

Audrey Taylor

Midway University
Reckoning with Monstrosity in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne

Jason Embry

Georgia Gwinnett College
“A creature built […] from shadow and hardware”: Peter Watts’s Frankensteinian Figures

Dominick Grace

Brescia University College

48. (FTFN) Revisiting the Monster Bridegroom and Female Agency Pine

Chair: Kacey L. Doran

Rutgers University – Camden
Revival and Reversal: The Rise of America’s Robber Bridegroom

Abigail Heiniger

Bluefield College
The Beauty of Feminism, the Beast of Patriarchy: Investigating Subversive Retellings

Nivair H. Gabriel

Simmons College
Bluebeard or Beast?: Gothic and Fairy Tale Influences on Popular Romance

Linda J. Lee

University of Pennsylvania

49. (FTV) Queer SF / Performing Gender Oak

Chair: Patricia L. Grosse

Drexel University
Frankenstein's Monster Swipes Right: Homosociality and Collaborative Masculinity in The Librarians

Chelsea Clarey

Clemson University

Testosterone Overdose: Grendel as Monstrous Masculinity in Beowulf Films

A. Keith Kelly

Georgia Gwinnett College

Queer Futures in a Black Mirror: Reality, Sexuality, and Technology in "San Junipero"

Rory Sharp

New College of Florida

50. (VPAA/FTV) Fan(tastic) Fics Dogwood

Chair: Eve Smith

Liverpool John Moores University
(Re)Figuring the Heroic Body: Disability, Trauma and Autonomy in Fanfiction of Marvel's Cinematic Universe

Nicola R. Govocek

Temple University
Who Should Queen Elsa Love? Frozen Fanfiction and the (Queer) Romance Plot

Eva Wijman

Umeå University
They Went There: Penny Dreadful as Fan Fiction, Fan Service, Fan Text

Sarah G. Carpenter

George Mason University

51. (FL) Curating Frankenstein Maple

Moderator: Valorie Ebert

Broward College
J. J. Jacobson, University of California, Riverside library

Peter Balestrieri, University of Iowa library

52. (HL/IF/FL) Horror without Borders Magnolia

Chair: Alexandra Leonzini

Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Reimagining Colonized Spaces: Decolonial Queer Ecologies in Fantastic Fiction

Luke Chwala

Duquesne University
Bodies and Borders: Postcolonial Horror and Ideological Decolonization

Wesley Tyler Johnson

Pasco Hernando State College
Ghosts and Monsters: the Arctic in Speculative and Horror Fiction

Maria Lindgren Leavenworth

Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, Sweden

53. (VPAA) Panel: Frankenstein in Two Dimensions: Artificial Humans in Comics Captiva A

Moderator: Kevin J. Maroney

New York Review of Science Fiction

Bernadette L. Bosky

Bryan Dietrich

P. Andrew Miller

Albert Wendland

54. (FL) Panel: Theorizing the Genre - Fantastic Memories Captiva B

Moderator: Daniel Creed

Florida Atlantic University
Fred Botting, Kingston University London

Jennifer Cox, University of Idaho, Pocatello

Stefan Ekman, University of Gothenburg

Ian C. Esselmont, Author

Regina Hansen, Boston University

55. Author Readings 7 Vista A

Host: F. Brett Cox

John Chu

Albert Wendland

Steven Erikson

56. Creative Panel 2: Gender and Sexuality in Speculative Fiction Vista B

Mod.: Alyc Helms

Eugene Fischer

Keffy R. M. Kehrli

David D. Levine

Brit Mandelo

Isabel Yap

57. (FL) Robert E. Howard’s Sword and Sorcery Vista C

Chair: Matt Oliver

Campbellsville University
Gods of the North: Nordicist Mythology and Racialist Anthropology in the World-Building of Robert E. Howard

Jeffrey Shanks

Southeast Archeological Center
Cosmic Dimensions and Ancient Times: H. P. Lovecraft's Influence on Robert E. Howard's Concept of 'Time' and its Depiction in Robert E. Howard's Fantastic Stories

Dierk Günther

Tokushima University, Japan

Swords and Chronomancy: Robert E. Howard, Poul Anderson, and the Poetics of Eternity

Jason Ray Carney

Christopher Newport University

58. (CYA/SF) Panel: Mary Shelley’s Inheritors: Modern Representations of Speculative Fiction’s Gendered History Belle Isle

Moderator: Amanda Firestone

The University of Tampa

Kate L. Fedewa, Michigan State University

Sarah E. Gibbons, Michigan State University


Thursday, March 15, 2018

6:00-7:00 p.m.

IAFA Business Meeting Captiva A/B
7:15-8:15 p.m.

Division Head Meeting Board Room B
8:30-9:30 p.m.

Guest of Honor Speech: John Kessel: Mary, Jane, and Me Capri

Host: Andy Duncan
9:45-10:45 pm

Jon Kessel Reception Capri

SF Short Film Block - selections curated by Ritch Calvin and Paweł Frelik Capri

Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00 a.m.

JFA Business Meeting Boardroom B
Friday, March 16, 2018 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
59. (IF/SF/VPAA) Revenants International: Representing Unsettled Bodies across Time and Space Cove

Chair: Karin Myhre

University of Georgia
Science and the Supernatural: Restoring Life in Paul Féval’s La Ville-vampire

W. Bradley Holley

Georgia Southern University
Female Bodies and Unearthly Thieves: Changing the Context of Spain’s Early Twentieth-Century Gender Debates in Fiction by Angeles Vicente and Rafael López de Haro

James A. Wojtaszek

University of Minnesota-Morris
The Erotic Dead: Archipelagic Identity, Cyborgs and Living Death in Walcott and Heaney

Kristy Eagar

Brigham Young University

60. (FTV) Spider-man: Homecoming and Science as Magic Pine

Chair: Kyle William Bishop

Southern Utah University
Ragged Peter; or, Repurposing Horatio Alger’s Wealthy Mentor in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Mark T. Decker

Bloomsburg University
As Not Seen On TV: Science's New Role in Popular Media

Clair McLafferty

Independent Scholar

61. (FTV) Disability in Marvel Films and Dystopian Television Oak

Chair: Kayley Thomas

University of Florida
How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up? The Marvel Universe's Disappearing Disabilities

Kelly Kane

Iowa State University
The Redefinition of Fertility as Disability in The Handmaid’s Tale

Jordan Meyerl

Arcadia University
Zombies as a Metaphor for Disability in BBC's In the Flesh

Jennifer Brown

Arcadia University

62. SCIAFA Writing Workshop Dogwood

Host: Paweł Frelik

63. (FTV/SF) Star Wars and Star Trek Maple

Chair: Charles Cuthbertson

Palm Beach State College
“I find your lack of faith disturbing”: Lessons on Law and Religion from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Louis Di Leo

Florida Southern College
Star Trek after Discovery

Gerry Canavan

Marquette University
Noonian Soong; or, the (New) Modern Prometheus: Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Data and Lore and the Definition of Monstrosity

Haley Herfurth

University of Alabama at Birmingham

64. (HL/VPAA) Blood in the Gutter: Horror and/in Comics Magnolia

Chair: Robert D’Errico

Algonquin College
Carl & Lydia: A Posthuman Love Story in The Walking Dead

Anelise Farris

Idaho State University

Zombie Apocalypse and Murder Mysteries: Gothic Re-Imaginings of the Archie Comics Universe

Enrique Ajuria Ibarra

Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)
"...And you bastards ain't never gonna break me": Feminist Subversions of Abjection and Exploitation in The Handmaid's Tale and Bitch Planet

Cailin Flannery Roles

Kansas State University

65. (SF) Frankenstein Rippling Captiva A

Chair: Sandra Lindow

Independent scholar
Ripples and Rebounds—Tracing the Influence of Frankenstein

Alison Bedford

University of Southern Queensland
The Offspring We Don’t Talk About: Enlightenment and Gothicism in James Morrow’s Frankenstein Narratives, The Last Witchfinder and The Philosopher’s Apprentice

Simone Caroti

Full Sail University
Prometheus, or the New Frankenstein in Science Fiction

Robert Cape

Austin College

66. (SF/VPAA) Panel: Franken-Fashion Captiva B

Moderator: Emily Jiang

Invited Artist
Kathryn Allan, Independent Scholar

Stina Attebery, University of California, Riverside

Jaymee Goh, Independent Scholar

Fran Wilde, Author

67. Author Readings 8 Vista A

Host: Jean Lorrah

Nick DiChario

Joyce Chng

Judith Berman

68. Artistic Presentations Vista B

Host: David M. Higgins

Charles Vess

Tenea D. Johnson

lewis lain

69. (FL) A Song of Liberation and Fire Vista C

Chair: Kim Wickham

University of Rhode Island

I Should Like to See a Dragon; Modality and Dispossession in A Song of Ice and Fire

Joseph Young

University of Otago

The Silver Queen’: U.S. Imperialism and A Song of Ice and Fire

Rachel Hartnett

University of Florida
The Fantasy of the American Liberator: Neocolonialism in Graceling Realm trilogy

Samantha Baugus

University of Florida

70. (CYA/FTV/FL) Agency and Childhood Identity in the Long 19th Century Belle Isle

Chair: Rodney Fierce

Sonoma Academy
Everyone is Watching, Act Normal: Panopticism in the Works of Carroll and Barrie

Kathryn Hall

Kansas State University
Santa Fantasies for Children in the Long Nineteenth Century and Today

Eugene Giddens

Anglia Ruskin University
“This Only Goes to Show What Little People Can Do”: Childhood and Agency in Les Miserables

Olivia Bushardt

University of Southern Mississippi

Coffee Break 10:00-10:30am Mezzanine and Ballroom Foyer

Friday, March 16, 2018 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
71. (IF) Panel: Decolonizing Fantastic Storytelling: A Cross-Genre Discussion and Workshop Cove

Moderator: Ida Yoshinaga

University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
Grace L. Dillon, Portland State University

Lynette James, Independent Scholar

Caryn Lesuma, University of Hawai`i-Mānoa

Taryne Taylor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

72. (FTFN) Panel: Frankenstein and Folklore Pine

Moderator: Cristina Bacchilega

University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa

Brittany Warman, The Ohio State University

Jeana Jorgensen, Butler University

Veronica Schanoes, Queens College-CUNY

Jared Jones, Ohio State University

73. (FTV) The Feminist Legacy of Frankenstein Oak

Chair: Clair McLafferty

Independent Scholar
Time Will Tell: 12 Monkeys and Echoes of Frankenstein

Lisa Macklem

The University of Western Ontario
"Crazy for the Flesh": Love, "Mad Science," and Monstrosity in The Fly

Kathryn Allan

Independent Scholar
Freak Show Frankenstein: American Horror Story's Elsa Mars as Palimpsestuous Icon of Monstrosity

Jennifer K. Cox

Idaho State University

74. (VPAA) Game Theory Deluxe: Neocolonialism, Lovecraft and Russian Formalism Dogwood

Chair: Kenton Taylor Howard

University of Central Florida
“All your base are belong to us”: Neocolonialism and New Empire in Science Fiction Video Games

Paweł Frelik

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
“I am not your legend. Your legend does not exist.”: The Unlikely Lovecraft in Shadow of the Colossus and Doki Doki Literature Club

Concetta Bommarito

Independent Scholar
It's not Easy Having a Good Time: Video Games, Difficulty and Russian Formalism

Tom Reiss

Independent Scholar

75. (SF) Utopias and Dystopias Maple

Chair: Kristina Baudemann

University of Flensburg
“Stamping on a Human Face Forever”: Punishment and the Body in Dystopian Fiction

Amandine Faucheux

Louisiana State University
Dancing for Death: Sterilization as Apocalypse in Roger Zelazny’s “A Rose for Ecclesiastes”

Rebecca McNulty

University of Florida

Anthropological/Science/Fiction: Michael Bishop's Transfigurations

Joe Sanders

Shadetree Scholar

76. (HL) Mary Shelley’s Precursors and Other Progeny Magnolia

Chair: Mark A. Fabrizi

Eastern Connecticut State University
“Pizarro” as a Gothic Villain

Jun Ichikawa

Nippon Sport Science University
Gothic Deformations: The Dwarf as Horror in Mary Shelley’s “Transformation” and Elizabeth Gaskell’s “Curious if True”

Matthew Masucci

State College of Florida, Venice Campus

77. Author Readings 9 Vista A

Host: Neil Clarke

Madeleine E. Robins

Jaymee Goh

Maurice Broaddus

78. Creative Panel 3: How Adaptation Transforms Narratives Vista B

Mod.: James Patrick Kelly

Therese Fowler

Ted Chiang

John Kessel

Karen Joy Fowler

Kelley Eskridge

79. (FL) Genreflexive Feminism in Fantasy Vista C

Chair: Dennis Wilson Wise

University of Arizona
“Other things I know”: Metafiction and Supernaturalism in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea

Alexandra Oxner

Vanderbilt University
“Roads were made for Young Men”: The Female Hero in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Paladin of Souls

Kim Wickham

University of Rhode Island
“And Others”: Women, Science, and History in Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons

Megan Suttie

McMaster University

80. (FL) Crafting the Fantastic Experience Belle Isle

Chair: Stefan Ekman

University of Gothenburg

“What I Do Not Recall I Shall Invent”: Frame Narratives, Literal Metaphors, and Irony in Epic Fantasy

Matthew Oliver

Campbellsville University

Transgressing the Inevitable Present: Confabulation and Discovery in Fantasy

Daniel Creed

Florida Atlantic University
It Feels So Real – What Constitutes our Emotive Response to Fantasy

Tereza Dědinová

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Friday, March 16, 2015 12:15-2:15 p.m.

Guest Scholar Luncheon: Fred Botting, Humanism to Trashumanism: Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) in Frankenstein (Bernard Rose) Grand Ballroom

Host: Anya Heise-von der Lippe
Friday, March 16, 2018 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
81. (IF) Spanish and Cuban Takes on Fantastic Genres Cove

Chair: Ian Campbell

Georgia State University
A Tale of Two Spains: Eduardo Vaquerizo’s Minds of Night and Ice

Dale Knickerbocker

East Carolina University
Daína Chaviano’s Gata encerrada as Portal Fantasy

Karen Dollinger

University of Pikeville
Lazarillo de Tormes and Rhetorical Paradox

Robin McAllister

Sacred Heart University

82. (FTFN/FL) Fiction Roundtable: Theodora Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter Pine

Moderator: Sara Cleto

The Ohio State University
Theodora Goss, Boston University
83. (FTV) The Intertextual Legacy of Frankenstein Oak

Chair: Chase Pielak

Auburn University
Promethean Pairings: Scientific and Creative Vision in Frankenstein and Jurassic Park

Cassandra Bausman

Trine University

Beyond Adaptation: Unpacking the Frankenstein Mythos in The X-Files Episode “The Post-Modern Prometheus”

Sarah Bea Milner

Trent University

“Strangely are our Souls Constructed”: Frankenstein, Intertextual Identity, and Michael Fassbender’s David and Magneto

Kayley Thomas

University of Florida

84. (VPAA) Dark and Broken Beats Dogwood

Chair: Nicholas C. Laudadio

UNC Wilmington

Isabella van Elferen

Kingston University London
“We are not a conquered people:” Broken Beats and Indigenous Futurologies in A Tribe Called Red's Halluci Nation

Renee T. Coulombe

Banshee Media/Improvised Alchemy

85. (SF) Panel: Speculative Vegetation: Plants in Science Fiction Maple

Moderator: Katherine Bishop

Miyazaki International College
Graham J. Murphy, Seneca College

Brittany Roberts, University of California, Riverside

Alison Sperling, Santa Clara University

Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University

86. (HL) Horror and the Medicalization of the Body Magnolia

Chair: Amy Branam Armiento

Frostburg State University
Stitched: Frankensteinian Explorations of Medicine in Tanya Huff’s Blood Pact

Derek Newman-Stille

Trent University
"Female Freaks: Gendered Monstrosity in the Hands of Science"

Shannon Scott

University of St. Thomas
Who Are You and What Have You Done with My Mother? Uncovering the Demon in Dementia

Robert D'Errico

Algonquin College

87. Author Readings 10 Vista A

Host: Jeanne Beckwith

Anna Kashina

Ben Loory

88. Author Readings 11 Vista B

Host: Brooke Bolander

Geoff Ryman

Joe Haldeman

Ann Leckie

89. (FL) Escaping the Inklings Vista C

Chair: W. A. Senior

Independent Scholar
Mythopoeia at Work: The Shared Universe of Lewis and Tolkien

Elisabeth Wilk

Hollins University
Lord of the Rings: The Binding Power of the One Ring through Anglo-Saxon Hierarchy

Lauren Schopf

Arcadia University
“It is difficult to blame it, unless it fails”: Escapism and Dismissal in Speculative Fiction

Liamog Drislane

Fairleigh Dickinson University

90. (CYA/FTV/FL) Who’s This Made For?: Audience, Interaction, and Relationships in Children’s Entertainment Belle Isle

Chair: C. W Sullivan III

Hollins University
Toying with Monsters: Adult’s Play in Childhood Culture

Zoe Jaques

University of Cambridge
Trauma and Restorative Power of the Feminine in Moana, Maleficent, and Frozen

Jessica Stanley Neterer

John Tyler Community College

Friday, March 16, 2018 4:15-5:45 p.m.

91. (IF/H) (Post-)Colonialism and Patriarchy in Non-Western SF Cove

Chair: Sharon Diane King

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
The Lingering Effects of Colonialism on Modern Philippine Speculative Fiction

Lew Andrada

University of Southern Maine
Non-conquering Explorers: Space Travel in Indian Science Fiction

Suparno Banerjee

Texas State University
A Picnic by the Artificial Womb: The Estrangement of Patriarchy through Reproduction in Three Arabic Sf Novels

Ian Campbell

Georgia State University

92. (FTV) Making SF and Fantasy Television Pine

Chair: Gerry Canavan

Marquette University
Weirding the Outside: The OA and the New Weird

Steen Christiansen

Aalborg University
Let Me Tell You a Story: Mr. Nancy’s Narrative Therapy and Critical Pedagogy in Starz's American Gods

Novella Brooks de Vita

Texas Southern University

93. (FTV/SF) Theories of the Real and Ideal in SF Film and Television Oak

Chair: Stefan "Steve" Rabitsch

University of Graz
“How can I go back to pretending…?”: On the Fictional and the Real in Westworld (2016)

Grant Dempsey

University of Western Ontario
Documenting Utopia: The Nonfiction Films of Defa-Futurum

Simon Spiegel

University of Zurich
The Real Thing, the Movie Thing, and the Cinematic Gaze: Kuttner, Barnes, and the Movies

J. P. Telotte

Georgia Tech

94. (SF) Science Fiction and Politics Maple

Chair: Hugh Charles O’Connell

University of Massachusetts Boston
Bizzaro Victimhood: Reverse Colonization and Imperial Fantasy

David M. Higgins

Inver Hills College
Catching the “Fallen” Demos: Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, and Decadent Democracy in Morrison and Porter's JLA

Joshua Danley Pearson

University of California, Riverside
What Women Do Is Survive—Revisiting Tiptree, Russ, and Atwood in the Era of Trump, Cosby, and Weinstein

Alayne Peterson

University of Wisconsin, Fond du Lac
“What is?”: Gold Fame Citrus’s Climate Crises of Language

Terry Harpold

University of Florida

95. (HL) Theorizing Horror and Monstrosity Magnolia

Chair: Eric D. Smith

University of Alabama-Huntsville

"I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch": Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Trend of the Sympathetic Monster

Nicole Aceto

Duquesne University McAnulty Graduate School of the Liberal Arts
Supernatural Horror and Religious Experience: An Historical Sketch

James C. McGlothlin

Bethlehem College & Seminary
Transcending the Metaphor of Horror: Teaching Critical Literacy through Horror

Mark A. Fabrizi

Eastern Connecticut State University

96. (SF) Frankensteinian Monsters Captiva A

Chair: John Rieder

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Frankenstein’s Legacy: The Nature of Monster Versus Man in Science Fiction

Brandy Eileen Allatt

Independent scholar
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned: Monstrous Self-Disclosure in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, John Gardner’s Grendel and Octavia Butler’s Fledgling

David G. Schappert

Director of Library Services, Marywood University
Frankensteins’ Monsters’ Monsters

Stan Hunter Kranc

Pennsylvania State University

97. (VPAA) Roundtable: How to Present the History of Digital Games: Enthusiast, Emancipatory, Genealogical, and Pathological Approaches Captiva B

Moderator: Tom Reiss

Independent Scholar

98. Author Readings 12 Vista A

Host: Paul Tremblay

Ellen Klages

Michael Arnzen

Max Gladstone

99. Creative Panel 4: Power, Politics, and Speculative Fiction Vista B

Moderator: Stephanie Feldman

Fran Wilde

Sam J. Miller

Sally Grotta

Mary Anne Mohanraj

100. (FL) Reasoning with Donaldson and Drinking with Kay Vista C

Chair: Joseph Young

University of Otago
Reasoning with Evil: Stephen R. Donaldson's Covenant Novels

W. A. Senior

Independent Scholar
Gender Violence and Feminist Thought in Stephen R. Donaldson’s “Reave the Just”

Dennis Wilson Wise

University of Arizona
“It’s the Black Boar Tonight, My Friends”: Drinking and Drinking Places in Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Fionavar Tapestry

Mark Buchanan

York University

101. (CYA/HL/FL/FTFN) The Monstrous Feminine: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body in YA Fantasy and Horror Belle Isle

Chair: Susan M. Strayer

Ohio State University
“You Had Milk; I had Science”: Gender Resistance, Reanimation, and the Fantastic in Seanan McGuire’s Down among the Sticks and Bones

Megan MacAlystre

Clemson University
London as Frankenstein, Monster, and Inventor: The Feminine Monstrosity of London in YA Fiction

Madison McLeod

University of Cambridge
The Monsters among Us: Alternatively Rejecting, Embodying, and Overcoming Monstrosity in Frankenstein, "The New Boyfriend," and Nimona

Jeannie Coutant

Simmons College


Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Student Caucus Meeting Captiva A
Friday, March 16, 2018 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Lord Ruthven Assembly Captiva B
Friday, March 16, 2018 8:30-9:30 p.m.

8:30 Guest of Honor Readings: Nike Sulway and John Kessel Capri

Friday, March 16, 2018 9:45-10:45 p.m.

ICFA Flash Play Festival III: Unfashioned Creatures…Half Made Up Capri

Directed by Carrie J. Cole and Kelli Shermeyer

Hosted by John Kessel

Written and performed by the authors, editors, and scholars of IAFA


Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:00 Clone with Joan Breakfast Restaurant

From spider silk Adidas shoes, to Zika virus treating brain tumors, we discuss the latest real biology too bizarre for science fiction. Join us for a breakfast discussion with award-winning SF author and biologist Joan Slonczewski (participants are responsible for their own breakfast costs). Limited spaces are available; please sign up at the registration desk.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:30-10:00 a.m.
102. (IF) Fantastic Motifs and Monsters in Eastern and Western Classics Cove

Chair: Suparno Banerjee

Texas State University
Embodying the Demonic and the Divine in Chinese Painting

Karin Myhre

University of Georgia
The Fairy-Tale Motif of “The Animal Left Behind” in Classical Literature

Debbie Felton

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Unhelpful Monsters: Designed Beings and Unforeseen Consequences in Stanslaw Lem’s Cyberiad

Andrés García-Londoño

University of Pennsylvania

103. (FTFN/CYA) Examining Childhood through Folk Narratives Pine

Chair: Gloria Respress-Churchwell

Simmons College
Know your Enemy: Contradictory Elements Find Synthesis in The Kingdom of Little Wounds

Cora Jaeger

Kansas State University
Little Red Riding Hood and Her Fellow Wolves: A Classic Story Exposes Fears around Children

Kacey L. Doran

Rutgers University - Camden
"The Elf on the Shelf" and the Commodification of Imagination

Regina Hansen

Boston University

104. (FTV/SF) "I’ve seen things, now let’s talk about them": A Roundtable Discussion on Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 Oak

Moderator: Rebecca Stone Gordon

American University
Sherryl Vint, UC Riverside

Simon Spiegel, University of Zurich

Paweł Frelik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University

Amy J. Ransom, Central Michigan University

105. (VPAA) Graphic East/West Dogwood

Chair: Eva Wijman

Umeå University
Out and Super: Fifty-Five Years of Inconsistent LGBT Representation in Marvel Comics

Sean Robinson

Plymouth State University
Lovecraft Whirling into Ito: Spirality and Cosmic Horror in Uzumaki

Sean Moreland

University of Ottawa
The Fantastic Origins of Odilon Redon

Natalie Deam

Stanford University

106. (VPAA) Panel: Podcast Revolution: Audio Drama as a Re-emergent Literary and Performative Format for Speculative Fiction Maple

Moderator: Marco Palmieri

Tor Books / Tor Labs

Jennifer Gunnels, Tor Books

Carrie J. Cole, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Karen Hellekson, Transformative Works and Cultures

Andrea Hairston, Chrysalis Theatre

107. (HL/FL/FTV) Beyond the Monstrous Feminine Magnolia

Chair: Amanda Hollander

Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
“Not your Creature”: celebrating rebellious puppets, dolls, fictional figures and monstrous energies in Angela Carter’s ‘The Loves of Lady Purple’(1974),The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr Fox (2011 ) and “Is Your Blood as Red as This?”(2016).

Gina Wisker

University of Brighton

Independent America has Mommy Issues: A Study of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Black Mirror’s “Playtest”

Noran R. Amin

Idaho State University
Monsters, Feminism, and the Horror Boom of the 1970s

Andrew P. Williams

North Carolina Central University

108. (SF/IF) Indigenous Futures Captiva A

Chair: Graham J. Murphy

Seneca College
“Being a werewolf isn’t just teeth and claws”: Indigenous Futurisms and the Monstrous

Kristina Baudemann

University of Flensburg
Oil, Water, and Lightning: Theorizing Indigenous New Materialisms in Thunderbird Strike

Stina Attebery

University of California, Riverside

109. (SF) Robots Captiva B

Chair: Jason Embry

Georgia Gwinnett College
The Influence of Early Science Fiction on Cultural Views and Portrayals of Robots

Joelle Renstrom

Boston University
Atom, Baymax, Colossus, Data: Bringing Order to Robot Stories

Lauren Liebowitz

Bucknell University
Artificial Eloquence: Computer-Based Analysis of Human and Robotic Dialogue in Classic Science Fiction

Claire Cahoon

Ithaca College

110. Author Readings 13 Vista A

Host: Lisa Lanser Rose

Eileen Gunn

Dell Award Winner

Daryl J. Gregory

111. Creative Panel 5: Brave New World 201 (Speculative Publishing) Vista B

Moderator: Jennifer Stevenson

Cecelia Tan

Julia Rios

Michael Damian Thomas

Sandra McDonald

112. (FL) Frankly Milton Vista C

Chair: John Pennington

St. Norbert College
Faith: Milton::Doubt: Shelley--Paradise Lost in Frankenstein

Scott D. Vander Ploeg

Madisonville Community College
Romantic Sympathies: Frankenstein's creature as Satan, Adam, and Eve.

Eric Riddle

Oklahoma State University

113. (CYA/SF) Science Fiction as Children’s Educational Teaching Tool Belle Isle

Chair: Amanda Firestone

The University of Tampa
The Race for the Moon: Space Race Childhood in Highlights for Children Magazine

Susan M. Strayer

The Ohio State University
“Unless They Put a BRAIN Inside Its Head”: Robots and Al in Children’s Fiction

Emily Midkiff

Independent Scholar
Robots and Al in Middle-Grade Science Fiction

Eric Otto

Florida Gulf Coast University


Coffee Break 10:00-10:30am Mezzanine and Ballroom Foyer


Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:30-12:00 a.m.

114. Coping in Today's Job Market: How to Find a Job Cove

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