To: Utopian Studies List Subscribers

From: Jane Donawerth,


Thursday 13 April, 1995 1:30 to 8:30 pm

University of Maryland at College Park

1:30 - 3:00 Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall

Panel 1: Utopias by United States Women: Origins of Science Fiction by Women

Carol Kolmerten on "Strategies for Encouraging New Visions: Utopian Fiction by American Women writers at the Turn of the Century"

Carol Farley Kessler on "THE VENUSIAN DREAM, a Newly Recovered 1949 Utopian, and U. S. Utopian Fiction by Women before 1950"

Discussion led by Melissa Sites

3:00 - 3:30 Tea
3:30 - 5:00 Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall

Panel 2: Contemporary Science Fiction by Women: Theory and Practice

Robin Roberts on "Gender and Science Fiction"

Jane Donawerth on "Cross-Dressing as a Male Narrator"

Discussion led by Carole Breakstone

5:00 - 7:00 Dinner break
7:00 - 8:30 University Book Center, Stamp Student Union

Panel 3: Reading by Science Fiction Writers

Severna Park, author of SPEAKING DREAMS

Carol Emshwiller, author of CARMEN DOG

Discussion led by Katie King

8:30 Refreshments and book signings
Free and open to the public.

However, so we know how many to prepare for, please send your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address to Jane Donawerth, Department of English, Univeristy of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 or to

Symposium sponsored by College of Arts and Humanities, Department of English, University Book Center, Center for Teaching Excellence, and Comparative Studies Program.