Feminism + SciFi Forum

The Emily Taylor Center's Feminism+SciFi Forum is cosponsored by The Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction and the KU Bookstore. F+SFF participants analyze and discuss science and speculative fiction using an intersectional feminist perspective. The purpose of the F+SFF is to use this popular genre to explore the ways gender and sexism – as they intersect with other identities and systems of oppression – operate at an individual, interpersonal, and systemic level as well as to collectively imagine future alternatives to our presently unjust world. By reading works written by women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ authors, we work to integrate and center voices and perspectives that are marginalized in the genre, in our campus community, and in our larger society.

In addition to attending our fall semester events, please join our public Facebook Group, an online community for people interested in exploring the connections between science fiction, speculative fiction, and feminism.

GROUP PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/323396638164912/

 

AKATA WITCH with Anthony Boynton
Wednesday, September 12th, 5:30 - 7 pm
Jayhawk Ink Lounge (KU Memorial Union, Level 2)

ABOUT THE BOOK

Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent” with latent magical power. And she has a lot of catching up to do. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But as she’s finding her footing, Sunny and her friends are asked by the magical authorities to help track down a career criminal who knows magic, too. Will their training be enough to help them combat a threat whose powers greatly outnumber theirs?

Book Page: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/…/akata-w…/9780142420911/ 
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/527656024303482/

 

RED CLOCKS with Desirée Neyen
Wednesday, October 10th, 5:30 - 7 pm
Jayhawk Ink Lounge (KU Memorial Union, Level 2)

ABOUT THE BOOK

In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

Book Page: https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/leni-zumas/red-clocks/9781478944072/ 
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/202429863912942/

 

MEANWHILE, ELSEWHERE: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY FROM TRANSGENDER WRITERS with Piper McCain
Wednesday, November 14th, 5:30 - 7 pm
Jayhawk Ink Lounge (KU Memorial Union, Level 2)

ABOUT THE BOOK

The #1 post-reality generation device approved for home use! This manual will prepare you to travel from multiverse to multiverse. No experience is required. Choose from twenty-five preset post-realities! Rejoice at obstacles unquestionably bested and conflicts efficiently resolved. Bring denouement to your drama with THE FOOLPROOF AUGMENTATION DEVICE FOR OUR CONTEMPORARY UTOPIA.

Book Page: http://topsidepress.com/product/pulpware-device/
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2042912482597753/ 


If you have a disability and you wish to request accommodations for this event, please contact the KU Office of Disability Resources as soon as possible. They provide accommodation and services to all students who are eligible. Their office is located in 22 Strong Hall; their phone number is 785-864-2620 (V/TTY). Contact must be made at least 5 business days before the event to insure accommodation can be provided.


 


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