Sunday, 28 December
326. Octavia Butler and Her Legacies
1:45–3:00 p.m., Van Ness, Hilton
Program arranged by the Division on Popular Culture
Presiding: Joel Dinerstein, Tulane Univ.
1. “The Gift and the Legacy of Change: Octavia Butler’s Mantra,” Sandra Y. Govan, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte
2. “A Legacy of Future Memory: Time Travel in Octavia Butler’s Kindred and Wild Seed,” Mary Alice Kirkpatrick, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3. “Vampires, Aliens, and Sex, Oh My: Octavia Butler’s Prophetic Challenges to Humanism, Hierarchy, and Individualism,” Andrew William Smith, Tennessee Tech Univ.