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Friday, 07 January

230A. Speculative Fictions: “Near Future” Visions of Race and Politics

10:15–11:30 a.m., Diamond Salon 7, J. W. Marriott

A special session

1. “Philip K. Dick and the Future Anterior of Black Leadership,” John Christopher Cunningham, New Jersey City Univ.

2. “Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and Star Wars,” Curtis Frank Márez, Univ. of California, San Diego

3. “Black Vampires, Queer Families, and Twenty-First-Century Near-Future Fantasy: Octavia Butler’s Fledgling,” Shelley Streeby, Univ. of California, San Diego

4. “Corporate Aliens, Speculative Fictions, and Black Futures,” Kara Keeling, Univ. of Southern California

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