To: Utopian Studies List Subscribers

From: Jane Donawerth, jd32@umail.umd.edu

SCIENCE FICTION BY WOMEN SYMPOSIUM

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 jd32@umail.umd.edu.

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