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Friday, 29 December

400. The Place of Music in Science Fiction and Fantasy

10:15–11:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon J, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature

Presiding: Seo-Young Jennie Chu, Harvard Univ.

1. “Music, Social Power, and the Law in Speculative Fiction,” John Garrison, San Francisco, CA

2. “What Dreams Sound Like: The Sound of Space and Place in Forbidden Planet,” Nicholas Laudadio, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington

3. “Echoes of the Ainur: Cosmological Environmentalism in The Lord of the Rings,” Anthony Lioi, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.

4. “The Collective Chorus versus the Subversive Solo Song: Dueling Music in the Dystopias of Yevgeny Zamyatin, Ayn Rand, and George Orwell,” Shoshana Milgram Knapp, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.

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