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 parter 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.
See You Yesterday with Alessandra Jacobo & Christopher Peace
Children of Blood and Bone with Jameelah Jones
The Handmaid’s Tale with Desiree Neyens & Alec Feather
Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer with Matthew Garcia
Meanwhile, Elsewhere with Piper McCain
Red Clocks with Desiree Neyens
Akata Witch with Anthony Boynton
The Power with Desiree Neyens
Herland with Megan Williams
Binti with Abby Gonzales Hoffmann
Kindred with Anthony Boynton
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe with Desiree Neyens
Octavia’s Brood with Desiree Neyens & Megan Williams
Our co-sponsor, the KU BOOKSTORE, will have copies of our book selections in stock and available for purchase at a 20% discount for those with a valid KU ID.
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.