Feminism + Sci Fi Forum
The Feminism + SciFi Forum (F+SFF) reflects the coming together of the missions of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity and our partner the KU Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, which are to challenge the status quo by practicing intersectional trans-inclusive feminism as a route to gender equity and to “save the world through science fiction,” respectively. The purpose of our F+SFF is to use the popular genres of speculative and science fiction to explore the ways gender and sexism – as they intersect with other identities and systems of oppression – operate at an individual, interpersonal, and societal level. Using speculative and science fiction, participants will analyze social issues using an intersectional feminist perspective in the hopes of collectively imagining alternatives to our unjust world. By exploring works by women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ authors, we encourage centering and integrating voices and perspectives that are marginalized within the genre, on our campus, and in our larger society.
Monday, February 24th, 5:30 pm - 7 pm
KU Memorial Union, KU Bookstore, Jayhawk Ink Lounge
Please join the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, and KU Bookstore for our Spring 2020 Feminism + Sci Fi Forum event.
On Monday, February 24th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, in the Jayhawk Ink Lounge of the KU Bookstore (KU Memorial Union, Level 2), Professor John C. Tibbetts will discuss The Furies of Marjorie Bowen: The Legacy of Mary Shelley and the Female Gothic.
John C. Tibbetts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas and author of The Furies of Marjorie Bowen (McFarland, 2019), the first book-length critical examination of the life and work of the British Gothic writer Marjorie Bowen (1885-1952). Tibbetts has written and illustrated 26 books, more than 250 articles, and several short stories. He has been twice a finalist for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award.
The KU Bookstore has copies of The Furies of Marjorie Bowen in stock and available for purchase at a 20% discount with a KU ID. Following the talk, Professor Tibbetts will sign copies of his book.
This online community is for people interested in exploring the connections between science fiction and feminism. This group is associated with the KU Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity and the KU Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction's Feminism + Sci Fi Forum. In this forum, we analyze and discuss science fiction using an intersectional feminist perspective. The group is co-organized by KU staff member Desiree Neyens and ETC Assistant Director Megan Williams.