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Evolution’s Amazons: Darwinian Feminism and Early Science Fiction

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
CCSRE Conference Room (Building 360)
Workshop: 
Interdisciplinary Working Group in Critical Theory
Meeting Description: 
This year, the Working Group in Critical Theory has joined forces with Infinite Possibilities: The Working Group on Speculative Fiction, to present a yearlong series on The Speculative. We hope you'll join us for our first meeting of the year, featuring exciting work by Patrick B. Sharp on evolution in and of feminist science fiction.
 
Patrick B. Sharp is Professor of Liberal Studies at Cal State LA. His research is most deeply concerned with the cultural dimensions of science and technology, and how beliefs about science and technology intersect with beliefs about race and gender. His first book, Savage Perils: Racial Frontiers and Nuclear Apocalypse in American Culture, looks at how Darwinist narratives of race and progress have influenced political rhetoric and stories about nuclear apocalypse. He is currently working with Dr. Lisa Yaszek on Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction an edited anthology of women's contributions to the pioneering science fiction magazines of the 1920s and 1930s. 
 
His respondent, Annie Atura, is a PhD Candidate in Stanford's English Department.
 
Please contact cawkward@stanford.edu to RSVP and to access the paper we'll be discussing.

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