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ACCSFF '19

June 7-8, 2019


Tentative Program
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Friday, June 7


12:00-5:30


Registration



12:30-12:45



Introductory Remarks

Sephora Henderson, Allan Weiss


12:45-2:00





Session I:
Canadian Science Fiction I

Cat Ashton, "Distributing the Future: The Present-Day Fictions of William Gibson and Cory Doctorow"

David Cheater, "Drew Hayden Taylor's `Petropaths' as a Reclamation of Aboriginal People in Weird Fiction"

Meghan Riley (University of Waterloo), "Changing Bodies, Changing Minds: Teaching Postcolonial, Gender, and Intersectional Feminist Theories through Speculative Fiction"

Chair : TBA



2:00-2:30
Coffee Break

2:30-3:45

Session II:
Margaret Atwood I


Monica Sousa (York University), "The Woman and Animal(ity) in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake and The Handmaid's Tale"

Jovian Parry (York University), "In Vitro Meat and SF: Three Canadian Perspectives"

Eleonora Rao (University of Salerno), "`No Place Like Home': The Search for Security and Metalanguage in Margaret Atwood's Post-Apocalyptic Fiction"

Chair : TBA


3:45-4:00
Break


4:00-5:15
Session III:
Canadian Fantasy

Mark Buchanan (York University), "Drinking and Drinking Places in Canadian Fantasy Literature"


Jarrett Viczko (Simon Fraser University), Title TBA

Matthew Rettino, "Ideology of Form as Multicultural Utopian Resolution in Charles de Lint's Moonheart "

Chair : TBA


5:15-7:00
Supper


7:00-8:00


Author Keynote Address

Kelly Robson














Saturday, June 8


  9:00-3:00
Registration


 9:30-10:30

Scholar Keynote Address

Jean-Louis Trudel (University of Ottawa)



10:30-11:00
Coffee Break


11:00-12:00





Session IV:
Margaret Atwood II


Ruby Niemann (University of Adelaide), "A Good Place to be From: Leaving Canada Behind in Post-Apocalyptic Canadian Fiction"

Lisa Macklem (University of Western Ontario), "Red Plus White Equals Grey: Women's Voices and Empowerment in The Handmaid's Tale"

Chair : TBA






12:00-1:30
Lunch


1:30-2:30

 

Session V:
Canadian Science Fiction II
 
Terese Mason Pierre, "What We See in the Smoke: A Critical Analysis of a Post-Apocalyptic Toronto"

Clare Wall (York University), "`The End of Life as We Know It': Viral Potentialities and Symbiogenesis in Peter Watts's 
βehemoth"


Chair : TBA






2:30-3:30



Session VI
Myth, Fairy Tale, and Canadian Fantasy


Natalie Ingram (University of British Columbia), "Myth, History, and Speculation: Building `Salt Roads' to a Better World"

Derek Newman-Stille (Trent University), "More Than Skin Deep: Trans Identity and Folklore in Nathan Frechette's `Skin'"

Chair : TBA





3:30-4:00
Coffee Break


4:00-5:00





Session VII:
Other Media

Sheryl N. Hamilton (Carleton University), "Sickness and Science Fiction Simians: Reading Ampersand in Y: The Last Man"

Dominick M. Grace (University of Western Ontario), "The Fantastic in Seth's Clyde Fans"

Chair : TBA






5:00-5:15
Closing Remarks

Allan Weiss