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      April 25, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM

      2-10 Norham Road
      Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6SE

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      Conference 'Race, Gender and Technology in Science-Fiction'

      The Maison Française d'Oxford will be hosting a free 4-Day International Symposium on Race, Gender and Technology in Science-Fiction from the classical period to the present. This event is free, but lunch won't be provided to the public. This conference is part of the 4-day event 'Transgressing Boundaries in Science-Fiction' PROGRAMME: Thursday 25 April 9.30am     Coffee and welcome 10.15am     Introduction/Welcome 10.30am    Colonialism/Race/PoliticsChair: 10.30am    Paul WEINDLING (Oxford Brookes)'The boys from Brazil as a cloning Conspiracy' 11.00am  Sascha CRASNOW (University of Michigan)'The Surrealism of Colonialism: Larissa Sansour’s Nation Estate and In the Future They Ate From the Fonest Porcelain' 11.30am  Sarah WALTCHER (Oxford University)'Who Sleeps?: Insomnia, Identity, and Affective Labor in Sleep Science-Fiction' 12.00-1.00pm     Lunch Break 1.00pm     Racial Purity, Gender and the BodyChair: 1.00-1.30pm   Hélène MACHINAL (Université de Bretagne Occidentale)'Posthuman bodies and Empowerment: reaching beyond dualism in Sci-Fi TV series' 1.30-2.00pm    Khalil THIRLAWAY (Science Museum)'Do you really get it though? Representing mixed-ancestry identities in science fiction' Pause 3.00-3.30pm     Kate FOSTER (King’s college)'The Ambiguous Android: Building the Perfect ‘Woman’ in  Villiers de l’Isle-Adam's L'Ève future' 3.30-4.00pm     Chelsea HAITH (Faculty of English, Oxford)Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism: Anti-Anthropogenic Narrative in Queer Space Opera Series Wayfarers 4.00-4:30pm      Barbara EGGERT (Donau-Universität)'Back to the strip with barbarella the transmedial code of undressing from sci-fi comics to film and back again' ---------------------------------------- Friday 26 April 9.00am     Coffee 9.30am     Technology and PoliticsChair: 9.30-10.00am     Lu GAN (University of Bayreuth)'Toxic Discourse and Asian speculation in Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl (2009) and Chang Rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea (2014)' 10.00-10.30am    Ben GREET (University of Reading)'Roman Motifs as Fascist Aesthetics in Star Trek: Discovery' Pause 11.00-11.30am     Nat MULLER (Birmingham City University)'Absented Dreams: Science Fiction and Tales of Modernity and Loss in Joana Hadjithomad and Khalil Joreige's The Lebanese Rocket Society' 11.30am-12.00pm    Jade HINCHCLIFFE (University of Hull)'Surveillance, Social Sorting and science-Fiction: An Exploration of Biometrics and Race in Sabrina Vourvoulias'Ink (2012)' 12.00-1.00pm    Lunch Break 1.00pm      Identities, Technology and Politics: Sci-fi as Emancipation or NormChair: 1.00-1.30pm     Marianne KAC-VERGNE (Université de Picardie Jules Verne)'The Black Other in the Predator franchise' 1.30-2.00pm     Jessica KASJE (Yale University)'Star Trek and the Prime Directive: Socialist Utopia for Some' Pause 2.30-3.00pm     Marit HANSON (University of Minnesota)'The semantics of Solodarity: radical Vulnerability and Gendered Langagein Spanish Peninsular Science Fiction' 3.00-3.30     John CHRISTIE (Oxford)'[Harari’s] Homo Deus and [John Crowley’s] Totalitopia: Historiographical and Fictional Futures' Coffee 4.00-5.30pm     Roundtable:Telling Stories about Science Fiction: Race, Gender and Authority in the Histories of the FutureAmanda REES (University of York), Iwan MORUS (Aberystwyth University),Charlotte SLEIGH (Kent), Will SLOCOMBE (Liverpool), Kanta DIHAL (University of Cambridge) -------------------------------------------------- Saturday 27 April 9.00am     coffee 9.30-11.00am     Roundtable: Beyond Gender  Sasha MYERSON (Birkbeck College), Amy BUTT (University of Reading), Katie STONE (Birkbeck College),Rachel HILL (Goldsmiths, University of London), Tom DILLON (Birkbeck College) Scientific Committee:Simon Bréan (Université Paris Sorbonne), Paul Edwards (MFO, CNRS/LARCA, Université Paris Diderot), Elodie Grossi (MFO, UVSQ), Thomas Lacroix (MFO,CNRS), Iwan Morus (Aberystwyth University), Vivien Prigent (MFO, CNRS), Amanda Rees (University of York), Marie Thébaud-Sorger (MFO, CNRS)

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