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Inspired by the award-winning speculative fiction author Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006), leading experts in the field will explore the expansive ways Butler’s writing, research, and life foster deeper understanding of the past, present, and possible futures. The conference was held at The Huntington June 23, 2017.

Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field The Huntington

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Inspired by the award-winning speculative fiction author Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006), leading experts in the field will explore the expansive ways Butler’s writing, research, and life foster deeper understanding of the past, present, and possible futures. The conference was held at The Huntington June 23, 2017.

    Welcome by Sue Hodson

    Welcome by Sue Hodson

    Sue Hodson from The Huntington welcomes participants and attendees to “Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field,” a conference held at The Huntington June 23, 2017.

    • 13 min
    Remarks by Ayana Jamieson

    Remarks by Ayana Jamieson

    Ayana Jamieson from the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network and SUNY Empire State College delivers remarks for “Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field,” a conference held at The Huntington June 23, 2017.

    • 6 min
    Experience, Research, and Writing: Octavia E. Butler as Author of Disability Literature

    Experience, Research, and Writing: Octavia E. Butler as Author of Disability Literature

    Sami Schalk from University of Wisconsin, Madison, delivers a talk titled “Experience, Research, and Writing: Octavia E. Butler as Author of Disability Literature.” This talk was included in the session titled “Fictive Kindred / Seeding the Pattern.”

    Part of “Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field,” a conference held at The Huntington June 23, 2017.

    • 21 min
    Time Bombs, Time Lapse, and Time Capsules in the Fiction of Octavia Butler and the Art of Ellen Gallagher

    Time Bombs, Time Lapse, and Time Capsules in the Fiction of Octavia Butler and the Art of Ellen Gallagher

    Jenny Terry from Durham University delivers a talk titled “Time Bombs, Time Lapse, and Time Capsules in the Fiction of Octavia Butler and the Art of Ellen Gallagher.” This talk was included in the session titled “Fictive Kindred / Seeding the Pattern.”

    Part of “Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field,” a conference held at The Huntington June 23, 2017.

    • 28 min
    Plasmodial Improprieties: Octavia E. Butler, Slime Molds, and Imagining a Femi-Queer Commons

    Plasmodial Improprieties: Octavia E. Butler, Slime Molds, and Imagining a Femi-Queer Commons

    Aimee Bahng from Pomona College delivers a talk titled “Plasmodial Improprieties: Octavia E. Butler, Slime Molds, and Imagining a Femi-Queer Commons.” This talk was included in the session titled “Fictive Kindred / Seeding the Pattern.”

    Part of “Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field,” a conference held at The Huntington June 23, 2017.

    • 28 min
    Memory, Resistance, and Liberation: Anyanwu as “Lieu de Mémoire” in Octavia E. Butler’s Patternist Series

    Memory, Resistance, and Liberation: Anyanwu as “Lieu de Mémoire” in Octavia E. Butler’s Patternist Series

    Cassandra L. Jones from University of South Carolina Upstate delivers a talk titled “Memory, Resistance, and Liberation: Anyanwu as ‘Lieu de Mémoire’ in Octavia E. Butler’s Patternist Series.” This talk was included in the session titled “Beyond Octavia E. Butler’s Parables.”

    Part of “Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field,” a conference held at The Huntington June 23, 2017.

    • 23 min

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