Wednesday, 29 December
428. Alternative Collectivities: Reimagining the Social
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 307, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature
Presiding: Peter Fitting, Univ. of Toronto
1. “‘We’re Family’: Kinship, Fidelity, and Revolution in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Butler’s Parables,” Phillip Edward Wegner, Univ. of Florida
2. “Sci-Fi Poetics: Nalo Hopkinson’s Caribbean-Based Future,” Jillana B. Enteen, Northwestern Univ.
3. “Afrofuturism and the Catastrophic Encounter: Chaotic Temporalities and Self-Organizing Captivity Narratives of Samuel R. Delany and Octavia E. Butler,” Jamie Skye Bianco, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York