Logo ACCSFF '97

June 6-7, 1997




Judith Merril

Friday, June 6

Special Guest Speaker

Judith Merril



Panel Discussion: Canadian Fantastic Fictions

Phyllis Gotlieb, Sylvie Bérard, Allan Weiss, Wendy Pearson

Chair: Veronica Hollinger

Saturday, June 7


Keynote Address

Guy Gavriel Kay
Guy Gavriel Kay


Session 1

Session I: Nationalism and SF

James Allard, University of Waterloo
"`The Unacknowledged Legislators of the World': Poetry and Song in Guy Gavriel Kay's A Song for Arbonne"

Allan Weiss, York University
"Beyond the Borders: Invasion Narratives in Canadian Science Fiction"

James Allard

Allan Weiss


Session 2

Session II: Feminist Utopian and Dystopian Worlds

John Fitzsimmons, Central Queensland University
"`No Fate but What We Make': Complicity and Termination in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale"

Sylvie Bérard, University of Toronto
iction arborescente et coherence evanescente dans l'univers d'Elisabeth Vonarburg"

Sharon Taylor, McGill University
"With or Without You: Men and Women in Bersianik's Feminist Utopias"

Sharon Taylor


Phyllis Gotlieb

Session III: Tribute to Phyllis Gotlieb

Dominick Grace, Algoma University College
"Valorizing the `Normal': Phyllis Gotlieb's Sunburst"

Nancy Johnston, York University
"`and nobody knows where it's going from here': Phyllis Gotlieb's Speculative Poetry"

Dominick Grace

Nancy Johnston


Session 4

Session IV: New Modes of Production: Slash, Fanfic, and Fluff

Wendy Pearson, Trent University
"Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Their Siblings: Forever Knight and the Development of Vampire Slash"

Trevor Holmes, York University

"Canadian Cybervampires and Cross Border Chopping"

Wendy Pearson

Trevor Holmes


Julie C. Dueck

Session V: William Gibson

C. J. Lockett, University of Toronto
"Extending Our Bodies Inwards: McLuhan, Neuromancer and the Copernican Reversal"

Julie C. Dueck, University of Manitoba
"Entertaining Memory: Mind Games of Love and War"

Michael Laplace-Sinatra, Oxford University
"The Matrix: The Way of the Future? Replacing Neuromancer within the Postmodern Condition"

C. J. Lockett

Michael Laplace-Sinatra


Closing Remarks

Allan Weiss, York University