This is a draft of the conference program for ICFA-30, March 18-21, 2009. The program has been sent to the printer’s, so any late cancellations or other changes will be listed on an errata sheet included in the registration package you’ll receive at the conference.


Wednesday March 18, 2009 3:00-4:15 p.m.


Pre-Opening Refreshment           Capri foyer


Opening Ceremony         Capri

Host: Donald E. Morse, Conference Chair

Welcome from the President: Farah Mendlesohn


Opening Panel: Writing Time     Capri

Moderator: Farah Mendlesohn

Steven Erikson

Guy Gavriel Kay

Maria Nikolajeva

Ted Chiang

Robert Charles Wilson


Wednesday March 18, 2009 4:30-6:00 p.m.


1. (H) Horror Readings   Oak

Chair: Stephanie Moss

University of South Florida


Ape in the Ring

Douglas Ford

Manatee Community College


Windwalker’s Mate

Margaret Carter



Baathory Oils

Gina Wisker

University of Brighton


2. (SF) The Tropes of Time in SF                Maple

Chair: Albert Wendland

Seton Hill University


Time and Futurity in Robert Charles Wilson's Darwinia and The Chronoliths

Veronica Hollinger

Trent University


Why Novels Need Metronomes: Chronotopes, Chronotropes, and Other Temporal Topoi

Neil Easterbrook



Carrollian Time, Tropes, and the Science Fiction Mega-Text

Cristopher Hollingsworth

University of South Alabama


3. (CC) Dungeons, Dystopias, and Dread: Worlds of Darkness and Adventure in Gaming


Chair: Barbara Lucas

Lakeland Community College


“Where do you want to go today?”: Genre Transition in Roleplaying Adventure Modules

Gérard Kraus

Aberystwyth University


The Horror of Being Human – Dystopia, Alternate Realities, and Posthuman Societies in Recent Videogames

Lars Schmeink

University of Hamburg


The Ghost and the Machine:  Mediation and Horror in Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

Mads Haahr

Trinity College Dublin


4. (FM) Time Travel, Ripley, and Sarah Connor    Palm

Chair: Daryl Ritchot

Trinity Western University


Dreaming, Displacement, and Timelessness in James Cameron’s Aliens or What Does Matriphobia Have to Do with Father Time?

Sue Matheson

University College on the North


Changing the Present and Future by Traveling into the Past

Andrew Seeger

Auburn University, Montgomery


Racing Against the (Biological) Clock: Time Travel, Motherhood, and the Technology of Reproduction in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Kim Surkan



5. Author Reading I         Captiva C

Host: Bill Clemente

Michael Furlong

Joe Haldeman


Wednesday March 18, 2009 6:00-8:00 p.m.

IAFA Board Meeting       Boardroom B


Wednesday March 18, 2009 8:00-8:30 p.m.

Newcomer Meet-up        Captiva A/B

Hosted by the Student Caucus


Wednesday March 18, 2009 8:30-11:00 p.m.

Opening Reception         Capri


Thursday March 19, 2009 8:30-10:00 a.m.


6. (CYA) Fairy Tales: Classic and Modern               Pine

Chair: Jamil Khader

Stetson University


Refiguring the Rewrite: The Disabled Body in the Classical Fairy Tales

Crystal Smith

Stetson University


Fairy Tales in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Adapting, Recycling and Rewriting

Stephanie Scobell

Stetson University


Postmodern Rewriting, Textuality, and Female Sexuality: Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber

Sabrina Edmonston

Stetson University


7. (SF) Narrative Strategies: Sublime Aesthetics and Fractured Selves        Oak

Chair: Robert von der Osten

Farris State University


Description in Andre Norton, or a Touch of the Sublime

Albert Wendland

Seton Hill University


The Postmodern Freak and L’Ecriture Feminine in Shelley Jackson’s Half Life

Darja Malcolm-Clarke

Indiana University


Time Enough for Twitter:  Postmodern Science Fiction and Online Personas

Jason W. Ellis

Kent State University


8. (CYA) Time/lessness within The Last Unicorn Maple

Chair: Faye Ringel

Coast Guard Academy


Time and Identity-Formation in The Last Unicorn

Mandy Mahaffey

University of Central Florida


The Broken Clock and the Eternal Sign: The Severance of Signified from Signifier in Peter Beagle’s The Last Unicorn

Jessica Masri

University of Central Florida


The Timelessness of The Last Unicorn as an Mirror of Oral Tradition

Corinne Woods

University of Central Florida


9. (FM) You Can’t Keep a Brain Eating Zombie Down or Can You?              Cypress

Chair: Margo Collins

Independent Scholar


Back to the Beginning of the End: Sound Bite Zombies and Romero’s Final Chapter in Diary of the Dead

Deborah Christie

University of Miami


Zombie Tourism: Celtic Tigers, Mad Cows, and Conor McMahon’s Dead Meat

Kenneth Monteith

La Guardia Community College


Surviving the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse: Voices of Hope in Max Brook’s World War Z

Elson Bond

Shorter College


10. (IF) SF: Post-History, Post-Human?     Palm

Chair: Paula M. Bruno

St. Edwards University


Time and the Fantastic: Posthistoire and German Science Fiction

Vibeke Petersen

Drake University


The Body Lab: Experimentation in Latin American Fantastic Literature

Pablo Brescia

University of South Florida


The Post-human in Third Wave Brazilian Science Fiction

M. Elizabeth Ginway

University of Florida


11. (SF) Time, Space, and Characterization            Magnolia

Chair: Daniel Creed
Florida Atlantic University 
Time and the Fiction of Robert J. Sawyer: Flash Forward to the End of an Era
Fiona Kelleghan
University of Miami
The Presentation of Genetically Modified Characters in Contemporary British Science Fiction
Sarah Herbe
University of Salzburg

BWA from BEMs to IEDs:  Brian W. Aldiss’s HARM and the Man

Donna Ross Hooley

Ogeechee Technical College


12. (FE) Women of Myth in Modern Fantasy Literature     Dogwood

Chair: Adam Guzkowski

Trent University


Tallis: The Unfolding of Maiden, Mother, and Crone in the Shifting Timescape of Mythago Wood

Elizabeth Whittingham

The College at Brockport, SUNY


Lavinia: A Woman Reinvents Herself in Fact and/or Fiction

Sandra Lindow

University of Wisconsin-Stout


Recovering the Goddess in Modern Fantasy: Scholarly and Spiritual Theories of Matriarchal Prehistory

Jeana Jorgensen

Indiana University


13. (CC) Panel: “Video Killed the Radio Star”: Teaching Using New Media and New Technologies              Captiva A/B

Moderator: Eden Lee Lackner

Mads Haahr

Lars Schmeink

Kyle Stedman

Isabella van Elferen


14. Author Reading II     Captiva C

Host: Sherryl Vint

Jennifer Stevenson

P. Andrew Miller

Bruce Boston


Thursday March 19, 2009 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


15. (SF) Challenging Heteronormativity   Pine

Chair: Skye Cervone

Florida Atlantic University


Dissecting Lived Time(s) in Post-History: Kathleen Ann Goonan’s Nanotechnology Quartet

Robert von der Osten

Farris State University


Queer Desire, Bodies and Community: Racial Discourse in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling

Patricia Melzer

Temple University


16. (H) The Vampire: Physiology, Religion, and Trauma  Oak

Chair: Michael Furlong

Rollins College


Metaphysical Reflections on Forever Knight

Greer Watson

University of Toronto


“I Bleed, Therefore, I Am”: Vampire Fiction and Trauma Theory

Jami Khader

Stetson University


Catholic Draculas

Lloyd Worley

University of Northern Colorado


17. (FE) Fantastists’ Use of Time: Bradbury, Erikson, and Gaiman                Maple

Chair: Stefan Ekman

Lund University


Time for a (Lack of) Change: The Passage of Time in Fantasyland

Aiden-Paul Canavan

University of Liverpool


Time for Gaiman: The Overlap of Temporalities in The Graveyard Book and Other Fictions

Scott D. Vander Ploeg

Madisonville Community College


18. (CYA) Twilight Inspirations and Adaptations Cypress

Chair: Mark Bradshaw Busbee

Florida Gulf Coast University


The Vampire as Cyborg: Bella as Post-feminist Hero

Amy Clarke

University of California – Davis


Twilight on Film

Susan A. George

University of California – Merced


Meyer’s Vampires and Lewis’ Longaevi

Marijane Osborn

University of California – Davis


19. (VPA) Reframing Comics       Palm

Chair: Marc Petersen

East Carolina University


The Space Race Era in Argentine Science Fiction: The Graphic Novel El Eternauta [The Eternaut]

Rachel Haywood Ferreira

Iowa State University


On Either Side: The Language of the Frame in Sequential Art

Katharine Polak

University of Cincinnati


20. (FM) Off the Clock: Language, Politics, and A Clockwork Orange           Magnolia

Chair: Frances B. Auld

Albany State University


Ultra-Violence is Real Horrorshow: A Structuralist Approach to Language and Violence in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange

Anthony LaPorte

University of South Florida


Cutting Codes: How Cinematic Adaptation Undercuts the Power of Language in A Clockwork Orange and Trainspotting

Sarah E. Edwards

University of South Florida


From Language into Image: Fear and Fusion in A Clockwork Orange

Dave Reynolds

University of South Florida


21. (FE) Panel: Myth, Mythagoes, and Merlin: the Fiction of Robert Holdstock         Captiva A/B

Moderator: Donald E. Morse

W.A. Senior

T.A. Shippey

C.W. Sullivan, III

Elizabeth Whitttingham


22. Author Reading III    Captiva C

Host: Robin Anne Reid

Amanda Cockrell

Suzy McKee Charnas

Mary Turzillo


Thursday March 19, 2009 12:15-2:15 p.m.


Guest of Honor Luncheon            Grand Ballroom

Guy Gavriel Kay

Host: Gary K. Wolfe


Thursday March 19, 2009 2:30-3:30 pm.


23. (SF) Race and Gender in the Politics of Place  Pine

Chair: Valorie Ebert

Florida Atlantic University


Breaking Down Barriers of Time and Space in Andrea Hairston’s Mindscape

Monty Vierra

Idaho State University


Mexico in Tiptree's  The Women Men Don't See"

Andrew Gordon

University of Florida


24. (H) Celts and Revenants         Oak

Chair: Elizabeth Miller

Emerita, Memorial University of Newfoundland


The Changeling Child: Social Development and Becoming Human in Avonlea

Jason Nolan

Ryerson University

Yuka Kajihara

Toronto Public Library


When Is a Vampire Not Just a Vampire? Carmilla and the Irish Question

Paul Quigley

University of South Florida


25. (CC) Ideology, Interactivity, and Introjection: Development and Consumption in Video Games               Maple

Chair: Lars Schmeink

University of Hamburg


The Costume and the Mask: The Avatar Between Use and Absolute Knowledge

Christopher Patterson    

University of Washington


I’m Just a Wizard Laboring in a Violent and Softcore Consumer Culture: A Historical Look at the Changing Culture of Consumption in Digital Games

Nathan Garrelts

Saginaw Valley State University


26. (CIC) Cultural Identities Caucus Roundtable  Cypress

“Queering Nature: Close Encounters with the Alien in Feminist SF” from Queer Universes (2008)

Moderator: DeWitt Douglas Kilgore


27. (IF) Out of Time and Mind: Fantastic Temporality and Epistemology   Palm

Chair: Robin McAllister

University of the Sacred Heart


Tactilism and the Transmutation of the Senses: Jan Svankmajer's The Lesson of Faust (1994)

Eric White

University of Colorado -- Boulder


Space Time and Geometry in Borges’ “Death and the Compass”

Michael F. Capobianco

St. John's University, SI, NY


28. (CYA) What Came Before and What’s There Now       Magnolia

Chair: Ann Howey

Brock University


Pieces of Oz: Turning Back Time with Gregory Maguire’s Wicked

Emily Murphy

University of Florida


Reinventing Eve: Bible and Myth Reborn in Harry Potter and His Dark Materials

Valerie Frankel

San Jose State University


29. (CYA) History and Nationality              Dogwood

Chair: Bill Clemente

Peru State College


“History, True or Feigned”: An Investigation of Young Adult Historical Fantasy Literature

Cari Keebaugh

University of Florida


Lost in Nation-building:  African American Children’s Literature and the Fantastic

Althea Tait

Old Dominion University


30. (SF) Panel: Historiography of SF Criticism       Captiva A/B

Moderator: Gary K. Wolfe

David Hartwell

Edward James

Farah Mendlesohn

Joe Sanders


31. Author Reading IV    Captiva C

Host: Stephanie Moss

Patrick O’Leary

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro


Thursday March 19, 2009 4:00-5:30 p.m.


32. (FE) The Sacred and the Less So          Pine

Chair: Scott D. Vander Ploeg

Madisonville Community College


You Wouldn’t Want to Be Touched by One of Those Angels: Angels and Popular Fantasy

Brian Attebery

Idaho State University


The Haunting of Days: The Use of Sacred Time in William Kennedy’s Ironweed

John Branscum

University of Cincinnati


His Dark Materialism: The (Sacred) Book of Pullman

David M. Miller

Purdue University


33. (FM) Environmental Perspectives on the Films of Hayao Miyazaki       Oak

Chair: Rikk Mulligan

Michigan State University


Girls’ Work: The Eco-Heroine in the Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Eric Otto

Maria Roca

Florida Gulf Coast University


Nature’s Heralds: The Animal and the Environment in the Anime Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Casey Zakroff

Florida Gulf Coast University


The Characters of Environmentalism: People and Their Roles in Hayao Miyazaki’s Films

Courtney Spencer

Florida Gulf Coast University


34. (CC) Transgression and Transformation: Breaking Boundaries in Online Fiction            Maple

Chair: Kayley Thomas

University of Florida


“A Room of Our Own”: Women Writing Women in Fan and Slash Fiction

Robin Anne Reid 

Texas A&M University – Commerce


But We’re All Stealing Anyway:  Plagiarism in Fandom – Sanctions, Shunning, and Social Control

Eden Lee Lackner

Independent Scholar


Slamming and Jamming: Anomalous Storytelling and Shadow Unit

Barbara Lucas

Lakeland Community College


35. (VPA) Comic Book Cosmology             Cypress

Chair: Donald Riggs

Drexel University


Historicity in Warren Ellis/John Cassaday’s Planetary

Orion Ussner Kidder

University of Alberta


We’re Talking Texas, Especially Jesse, Tulip, and the Duke

Marc Petersen

East Carolina University


Redemptive Heroism in Astro City

Nathan Fayard

University of Illinois at Springfield


36. (IF) Time, Gender, and Identity in the Fantastic            Palm

Chair: M. Elizabeth Ginway

University of Florida


Possessed by the Past: Time, Revenge, and the Fantastic in Maryse Condé's Who Slashed Celanire's Throat?

Jennifer Backman

Purdue University


Dolls’ Fantasy: Anime Rozen Maiden

Hiroko Chiba

DePauw University


Sublime Eroticism and Misogyny in Gonzalo Torrente Ballester’s Perhaps the Wind Carries Us to the Infinite

Dale Knickerbocker

East Carolina University


37. (FM) What Is Real?  Who Is Real?: Reality and Memory in Recent Fantastic Film             Magnolia

Chair: Joseph P. Sweeney

Albany State University


Time to Go Home? The Abandoned

Frances B. Auld

Albany State University


Unplugging the World: Virtual Reality and The Thirteenth Floor

Brian Rapp

Independent Scholar


The Space of Today and the World of Tomorrow: The Case of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

J.P. Telotte

Georgia Tech


38. (FE) Examining the Works of Guy Gavriel Kay              Dogwood

Chair: Jeana Jorgensen

Indiana University


Kay’s Provence: From Arbonne to Ysabel

Faye Ringel

U.S. Coast Guard Academy


Ritual Single Combat in the Works of Guy Gavriel Kay

Christine Mains

University of Calgary


39. Panel: Science Fiction by Women 1950s to the Present               Captiva A/B

Moderator: David Hartwell

F. Brett Cox

Elizabeth Hand

John Kessel

Michael M. Levy

Kit Reed

Mary Turzillo


40. Author Reading V     Captiva C

Host: Farah Mendlesohn

Terry Bisson

Judith Moffett

Robert Charles Wilson


Thursday March 19, 2009 5:45-6:45 p.m.

IAFA Business Meeting                 Captiva A/B

Open to all. Please attend.


Thursday March 19, 2009 7:00-8:00 p.m.

IAFA Division Heads Meeting    Boardroom B


Thursday March 19, 2009 7:00-8:00 p.m. 

Cultural Identities Caucus Meeting          Captiva A/B


Thursday March 19, 2009 8:30-9:00 p.m.

Special Event: 30th Anniversary Capri

Interview with the Founder

Farah Mendlesohn interviews Bob Collins


Thursday March 19, 2009 9:15-10:30 p.m.

Special Event: 30th Anniversary  Capri

Almost-Perfect Attendance: ICFA through the Years

Stephen R. Donaldson

Jean Lorrah

Carol McMullen-Pettit

Donald Morse

Charles W. Nelson

Donald Palumbo

William A. Senior

Gary K. Wolfe

With audience support from David Hartwell


Thursday March 19, 2009 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Late Night Role Playing Game Event       Cypress

Sponsored by the Student Caucus

Open to Everyone


Friday March 20, 2009 9:00 a.m.

JFA Business Meeting    Boardroom B


Friday March 20, 2009 8:30-10:00 a.m.


41. (CC) Power, Preservation and Poaching: Constructing Story, the Self and Space in Yaoi, Fan Texts and Fan Communities      Pine

Chair: Eden Lee Lackner

Independent Scholar


Finding Time: AU’s, Missing Scenes, and Flashbacks in Fan Fiction

Lisa Macklem 

University of Western Ontario


Love and Other Monsters: The Fantasy of Incest in Supernatural, Slash Fan Fiction, and Society

Kayley Thomas

University of Florida


TimeSpace Divagations in Japanese Boys’ Love and Yaoi: Une Coupure Épistémologique for Western Eros?

Mark McHarry

Independent Scholar


42. (H) Zombies                Oak

Chair: Christy Hicks

University of South Florida


Sherman Alexie’s Blood Trails: Time, Zombies, and Ghost Dance

Douglas Ford

Manatee Community College


Un-Living Hungry: The Modern Mythology of the Walking Undead

Denelle L. Overman

Independent Scholar


The Interstitial and Lexicons: Horror Films and the Gorillaz

Aaron Alper

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg


43. (SF) Conceptualising Worlds: Myth and Subversion    Maple

Chair: Daniel Creed

Florida Atlantic University


Rich Days, Bubbling With Ecstasy and Blood: Carnival Time in the Stories of R.A. Lafferty

Andrew Ferguson

University of Tulsa


Br'er Rabbit with a Starship: The Character of Miles Vorkosigan as Classic Trickster

Rebecca Testerman

Ohio State University


Science and Myth in Robert Charles Wilson’s Darwinia

Patricia A. Evans

Texas State University


44. (VPA) Representing Memory and Time           Cypress

Chair: Stefan Hall

Defiance College


Remembrance of Things Past or Time Re-presented in the Boxes of Joseph Cornell and the Installations of Christian Boltanski

Cris Hassold

New College of Florida


Playing in Dystopia: Bioshock, Nostalgia and the Steampunk Aesthetic

Kyra Glass von der Osten

Michigan State University


“A thousand trolls march as one”: Finntroll, Folk Metal and Performative Anachronism

Brad Klypchak

Texas A&M University-Commerce


45. (FM) Christians, Catholics, and Angels on the Silver Screen     Palm

Chair: Chris Collumb

Boston University


Mad Nuns and Exorcists: Roman Catholic Symbolism and Practice in Modern Horror Films

Regina Hansen

Boston University


Inclusion of Christianity and Western Themes in Anime and Manga

Samantha Davis

Brian McCann

Florida Gulf Coast University


Angels in the Metroplex: Hegelian Desire in Wim WendersWings of Desire

Carrol L. Fry

Professor Emeritus, Northwest Missouri State University


46. (CYA) Romancing and Socializing the Vampire            Magnolia

Chair: Bridgid Shannon

Hollins University


A Love That Never Grows Old: The Lure of the Immortal Boyfriend in Contemporary Teen Fiction

Alaine Martaus

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts


Big Vampiric Love: Gender, Class, Race, and Religion in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series

John Pennington

St. Norbert College


“It’s a Whole Sucking Thing”: The Teenage Vampire and the Institution of High School

Ashley Ayash

Longwood University


47. (FE) Theorizing Time, Space, and Reality        Dogwood

Chair: Carole Breakstone

University of Maryland, College Park


Einstein’s Dreams and “Dreamtime” as Expressions of Creating and Transcending Time

Marilyn Jurich

Suffolk University


Understanding Fantasies of ”Reality”: Towards a Cognitive Theory of Syncretic Fantasy

Greg Bechtel

University of Alberta


Mapping the Labyrinth: Cartography and Borges in Jeff Vandermeer’s Ambergris

Patrick S. McGinnity

Central Michigan University


48. (SF) Panel: Science Fiction, Space/Time, and Postmodernity    Captiva A/B

Moderator: David M. Higgins

Megan Bygness

Neil Easterbrook

Veronica Hollinger

DeWitt Douglas Kilgore

Patricia Melzer


49. Author Reading VI    Captiva C

Host: Michael M. Levy

Dennis Danvers

John Kessel

Gregory Wilson


Friday March 20, 2009 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


50. Poetry Reading I        Pine

Host: Judith Kerman

Patricia Harkins-Pierre

Donna Ross Hooley

Donald Riggs

Lorraine Schein

Gina Wisker


51. (FE) Aspects of Tolkien           Maple

Chair: Charles W. Nelson

Michigan Technological University


A Walking Tree Is Really Just a Big Taxis: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth as a Biosphere

Verena Reinhart

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


Christian Platonic Elements in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Legendarium

Jyrki Korpua

University of Oulu


Tolkien and Gene Wolfe: How Great an Influence?

Edgar L. Chapman

Bradley University


52. (CYA) Growing and Healing Cypress

Chair: Farah Mendlesohn

Middlesex University


When I Grow Up I Want to be a Child: A Psychological Study of Oliver Jeffers’ Lost and Found

Kathryn Opal Nicholson

Hollins University


Healing through Fantasy

Nehama Ofek

Hollins University


Shifting Back to and Away from Girlhood: Magic Changes in Age in Children’s Fantasy Novels by Diana Wynne Jones

Sanna Lehtonen

Macquarie University


53. (FM) Gender, Setting, and Endings in the Works of Joss Whedon          Palm

Chair: Jeffrey Weinstock

Central Michigan University


I’m Every Woman?: Iterations of Female Identity in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse

Melissa Stevenson

Stanford University


Where Do We Go From Here? When Will The End Appear?: The Deferral Of Closure In Fantasy Narrative And Visual Cultures

Amie Parry

National Central University


The Old West and the New Frontier: Temporal Setting in Joss Whedon’s Firefly

Lacy Hodges

University of Florida


54. (CYA) Are They Really Monsters?      Magnolia

Chair: Cari Keebaugh

University of Florida


Vampires Turned Superhero in Young Adult Literature

Megan Thompson

Longwood University


Not So Scary Now

Jamie West

Hollins University


The Iron Giant

Bill Clemente

Peru State University


55. (IF) Fantastic Concepts of Time            Dogwood

Chair: Sharon Lynn Sieber

Idaho State University


The Treatment of Time in Fantastic and SF Literature of Latin America

Aaron Dziubinskyj

DePauw University


Time as a Frozen River: Elements of the Fantastic in di Lampedusa’s “The Leopard”

Edward Fiorelli

St. John’s University, New York


From the Perspective of Eternity: A Short History of a Literary Trope from Macrobius to Borges

Robin McAllister

University of the Sacred Heart


56. Panel: Grad Student Programs             Captiva A/B

Moderator: Elizabeth Hoiem

Brian Attebery

Amanda Cockrell

Jason W. Ellis

Veronica Hollinger

Rob Latham

Robin Anne Reid


57. Author Reading VII  Captiva C

Host: Stacie L. Hanes

Andy Duncan

Daryl Gregory

Peter Straub


Friday March 20, 2009 12:15-2:30 p.m.


Guest Scholar’s Luncheon            Grand Ballroom

Time and Totalitarianism

Maria Nikolajeva

Host: Michael M. Levy


Friday March 20, 2009 2:45-3:45 p.m.


58. Poetry Reading II       Pine

Host: Donald Riggs

Marilyn Jurich

Sandra Lindow

Sonya Taaffe


59. (CC) Communities and Cultures Roundtable Reading                Oak

Hanna Wirman’s “I am not a fan, I just play a lot”: If Power Gamers Aren’t Fans, Who Are?

Moderator: Barbara Lucas


60. (H) Horror and Haunting        Maple

Chair: Rhonda Brock-Servais

Longwood University


Pacing and Pacemakers: The Function of Time in the Horror of Alan Moore

Mark Heimermann

Saint Cloud State University


The Haunted Past as Character and Catalyst in Morrison’s Beloved

Jamie Hall

Trinity Western University


61. (FM) Of Superheroes and Anti-heroes              Cypress

Chair: Samantha Holloway

Independent Scholar


Remembering Why We Once Feared the Dark: Reclaiming Humanity Through Fantasy in Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II

Tony M. Vinci

Monroe Community College


The Hero Self-Creates: Forging Iron Man

Hannah E. Means-Shannon

Georgian Court University


62. (IF) Time, Dance & the Erotic Fantastic             Palm

Chair: Amy J. Ransom

Central Michigan University


A Timed History of Briefs

Sharon D. King

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies


Non-Linear Time in Fantastic Literature: Magical Realism, Dreamtime and Other Postmodern Infundibula

Sharon Lynn Sieber

Idaho State University


63. (CYA) Location, Location        Magnolia

Chair: Michele DeCamp

Hollins University


Sites of Wonders and Miracles: The Cave in Algerian Fairy Tales

Christa Jones

Utah State University


The Landscape of the Otherworld in Modern Fantasy Fiction

Victoria Piontek

Hollins University


64. (SF) SF Theory Roundtable Reading  Dogwood

Elizabeth Grosz’s “Space, Time, and Bodies” from her collection Space, Time, and Perversion (1995).

Moderator:  Sherryl Vint


65. (FE/SF) Panel: Ruins and Futurity        Captiva A/B

Moderator: Edward James

John Clute

Kathleen Ann Goonan

Robert Charles Wilson


66. Author Reading VIII                Captiva C

Host: Brian Attebery

Guy Gavriel Kay

Candas Jane Dorsey


Friday March 20, 2009 4:00-5:30 p.m.


67. (H) Linear, Circular, and Resistance to Time   Pine

Chair: Amy J. Ransom

Central Michigan University


Time After Time: The Gothic Novel’s Resistance to Time

Rhonda Brock-Servais

Longwood University


Gothic and Post-Gothic: Revisioning the Past in Peter Straub's Mr. X

Bernadette Bosky

Independent Scholar


Time Tracks and Wormholes: Speculating on Time and Place in HG Wells and Daphne du Maurier

Gina Wisker

University of Brighton


68. (FE) Feminism and Masculinity in Fantasy Literature Oak

Chair: Elizabeth Whittingham

The College at Brockport, SUNY


The Forgotten Victorian Proto-Feminist Fantasy of Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett

Taryn Jade Taylor

University of Iowa


The Traffic in Hobbits: Valuing the Feminine and Critiques of Traditional Masculinity in The Lord of the Rings

Carole Breakstone

Independent Scholar


Waves of Witchcraft: Generations of Magic and Feminism in Contemporary Fantasy

Adam Guzkowski

Trent University


69. (CC) Making Meaning and Making Monsters: Defining and Stretching Identity and Expectation            Maple

Chair: Mark McHarry

Independent Scholar


Demond’s Dilemmas:  Exploring Time, Space, and Lost in First Year Composition

Kyle Stedman

University of South Florida


Shape-Shifter Heroines: Place-Bound Identities and the Monstrous Inheritance of Corporeal Power

Erin Young

University of Oregon


New Millennium Zombies: Online, on the Page, and in Your Braaaiiins!

Margo Collins

Independent Scholar


70. (VPA) Video Game Narratives             Cypress

Chair: Andrea Campbell

St. Thomas University


Jonathan Blow’s Braid and the Grand Dream of the Interactive Narrative

Concetta Bommarito

Florida Atlantic University


Time Enough to Play: The Intersection of Video Game Mechanics and Narrative

Stefan Hall

Defiance College


71. (FM) It’s the End of the World As We Know It or Is It?                Palm

Chair: Brian Rapp

Independent Scholar


I Am Legend: Hybrids

Evan Scott

Albany State University


Apocalyptic Ethics in Iron Man and The Dark Knight and the Political Rhetoric of Crisis

Elizabeth Hoiem

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


All the Time in the World Is Not Enough: The Pre-Apocalypse, Resistance, and the Threat of Impending Doom

Samantha Holloway

Independent Scholar


72. (SF) Art and Social Critique   Magnolia

Chair: David M. Higgins

Indiana University


Button of Hope: Finding Humanity through the Arts in Level 7 and A Canticle for Leibowitz

Valorie Ebert

Florida Atlantic University


Art as Blueprint: Examining Art and the Arts in Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz and Kurt Vonnegut’s The Sirens of Titan

Daniel Creed

Florida Atlantic University


“SHE SAID MY DEAD CAT WAS STUPID!”:  An Exploration of Feline Compression and the Meaning of Meaninglessness in Philip K. Dick's VALIS

Brian Cotts

University of Saskatchewan


73. (CYA) Defining the Heroine  Dogwood

Chair: C.W. Sullivan, III

East Carolina University


A Familiar Quest with a New Hero: Lyra’s Journey in The Golden Compass

Michele DeCamp

Hollins University


Fantasy Tough Girls

Anne Balay

Indiana University Northwest


The “Heroine’s Journey” in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Novels

Stephanie Pearmain

Hollins University


74. (FE/SF) Panel: Teaching Fantasy and Science Fiction: Audience, Approaches, and Challenges  Captiva A/B

Moderator: Sydney Duncan

Amy Branam

Andy Duncan

Jim Casey

F. Brett Cox


75. Author Reading IX    Captiva C

Host: Dale Knickerbocker

Marie Brennan

Stefan Högberg

Ellen Klages


Friday March 20, 2009 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Student Caucus Meeting               Captiva A/B


Friday March 20, 2009 6:45-8:00 p.m.

Lord Ruthven Assembly                Captiva A/B


Friday March 20, 2009 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Guest of Honor Reading and Interview   Capri

Robert Charles Wilson

Host: Graham J. Murphy


Friday March 20, 2009 9:45-10:45 p.m.

Special Panel: Poe’s Children      Capri

Moderator: Gary K. Wolfe

Suzy McKee Charnas

Peter Straub

Ellen Datlow

Elizabeth Hand

Ellen Klages


Friday March 20, 2009 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Smut and Nothing But   Cypress

Host: Jennifer Stevenson


Saturday March 21, 2009 8:30-10:00 a.m.


76. (FE) Human Will, Elfland, and Fairy Tale Motifs: Early 20th Century Fantasy     Pine

Chair: Faye Ringel

U.S. Coast Guard Academy


Fantasy Literature Departs from Modernism: The Battle over the Efficacy of Human Will

Tracy Stone

Florida Atlantic University


“Yearning after the Prosaic”: Elfland, Fairyland, and Narrative in Dunsany’s The King of Elfland’s Daughter and MirrleesLud-in-the-Mist

Caroline Webb

University of Newcastle


Orlando as Fairytale: The Politics of Gender, Language, and Identity in the Fantastic

Kaitlin Mondello

Stetson University


77. Low Temperature Serendipity: Writers Reading from Their Favorite Recent Works, with Thematic Connections to be Discovered on the Spot  Oak

Host: Kathryn Morrow

James Morrow

Robert J. Sawyer

Ted Chiang


78. (CYA) Waste Time? Not When There Are So Many Uses for It!              Maple

Chair: Marietta Frank

University of Pittsburgh – Bradford


At the Borders of Civilization

Naomi Lesley

San Diego State University


Not Exactly “Out There”: Intertextuality and Time in Wall-E

Ann Howey

Brock University


79. (VPA) Spooky Music and Gothic Grooves       Cypress

Chair: Brad Klypchak

Texas A&M University-Commerce


Dark Ambience: Music, Mood, and Gothic Attitude
Kathy Davis Patterson
Kent State – Tuscarawas
Fucked or Spooky? Nick Cave’s Gothic Modalities
Isabella van Elferen
Utrecht University


Hell in a Hand Basket: NYC’s Voltaire, Necrophilia, and Postmodern Goth
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Central Michigan University


80. (FM) Time Travel and the Ways of Love, Desire, and Subversion          Palm

Chair: Andrew Seeger

Auburn University, Montgomery


If Wishing Would Make It So: Life on Mars and the Time Travel of Desire

Maura Heaphy

Ohio State University


When Love is Eternal, Even God Bends His Rules: Time Travel, Reincarnation and True Love in Love Story 2050

Daryl Ritchot

Trinity Western University


From Present to Pastoral in Takahashi Rumiko’s Inu Yasha

Jane Haspel

Southern Methodist University


81. (IF) Fantastic History, Legend, and Quest         Magnolia

Chair: Sharon D. King

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies


Warping Time: Alternate History, Historical Fantasy and Uchronia from Québec and French Canada

Amy J. Ransom

Central Michigan University


Fantasies of the Spanish Inquisition: Time and the Fantastic in a Story of the Black Legend

Paula M. Bruno

St. Edwards University


Atemporality and the Perpetual Quest in Arthurian Legend

Stephanie Perrais

Bucknell University


82. (SF) Critiquing the Past and Narratives of “Progress” Dogwood

Chair: Grace Dillon

Portland State University


Extraordinary Pasts: Steampunk as a Mode of Historical Representation

Margaret Rose

Carleton University


L. Timmel Duchamp, De Secretis Mulierum, and Feminist Epistemology

Ritch Calvin

SUNY Stony Brook


Sublime Capital and Its Monstrous Double in Karel Capek's R. U. R. and War with the Newts

Bed P. Paudyal

University of Hawaii at Manoa


83. (FM) Panel: The Life and Times of Michael Crichton  Captiva A/B

Moderator: Susan A. George

Frances B. Auld

Lokke Heiss

Rikk Mulligan

Mary Pharr

Brian Rapp


84. Author Reading X      Captiva C

Host: Jude Wright

Kathleen Ann Goonan

Elizabeth Hand

Lawrence C. Connolly


Saturday March 21, 2009 10:30-12:00 p.m.


85. (SF) The Cultural Politics of Space      Oak

Chair: Veronica Hollinger

Trent University


Inner Geographies: David Harvey and the New Wave

David M. Higgins

Indiana University


The Urban Question in New Wave Science Fiction: Thomas M. Disch's 334

Rob Latham

University of California – Riverside


86. (CYA) Looking Beyond the Words on the Page Maple

Chair: Amanda Cockrell

Hollins University


Characterization through Style:  Charlotte’s Web and E.B. White’s Style Guidelines

Lora Keller

Hollins University


Inspired and Framing: Hayao Miyazaki’s Adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle

Mo Li

Kansas State University


Sinfully Delicious:  Conflicted Representations of Food in Western Children’s Book Illustrations of the 1970s

Ellen Malven

Iowa State University


87. (CC) Talk and Time: Mapping Fannish Histories and Relationships     Cypress

Chair: Kyle Stedman

University of South Florida


Fanfiction: A New Name for an Ancient Form

Emily Mineart

Luther College


The Blessed Mary (Sue): Medieval Fanfiction and the Time Traveling Fan

Anna Wilson

University of Toronto


Outcast Otaku: Subcultural Relationships of the Socially Inept

Brianna Warren

Florida Gulf Coast University


88. (FM) Time Traveling in Our Own History and That of Others Palm

Chair: Susan A. George

University of California, Merced


Looking for Ghosts and Finding Ourselves: The Ambiguity of Memory and Faith in The Orphanage

Mary Pharr

Florida Southern College


Traumatic Time Travel: Donnie Darko and The Butterfly Effect

Steen Christiansen

Aalborg University


Nineteenth-Century (up-to-date) with a Vengeance: Vampirism, Victorianism and Collage in Guy Maddin’s Film Dracula—Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

Dorothea Schuller

University of Göttingen


89. (FE) Defying Time: Time Travel, Immortality, and Alternate History ( Magnolia

Chair: Sydney Duncan

Frostburg State University


“Time Travel” for Fun and Profit in Two Stories by David Marusek

Joe Sanders

Shadetree Scholar


Immortality and Finitude: Defying Time from Haldane to Houellebecq

Marie Aline Ferreira

University of Aveiro


90. (H) Art, Time, and Doubling: Symbolism and Psychology         Dogwood

Chair: Stephanie Moss

University of South Florida


Crumpled Playbills and Embroidery: The Use of the Arts in Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw

Barbara Bengels

Hofstra University


Present'-ly Safe”: The Anthropocentricism of Time in H.P. Lovecraft's Fiction

Kurt Fawver

University of South Florida


The Uncanny in Kim Ji Hwan’s film Evil Twins

Christina Cheng

University of California, Santa Barbara


91. (FE) Panel: When Time Is Out of Joint: Alternative Times in Fantasy    Captiva A/B

Moderator: Elizabeth Whittingham

Brian Attebery

Aiden-Paul Canavan

John Clute

Guy Gavriel Kay

Maria Nikolajeva

W. A. Senior


92. Author Reading XI    Captiva C

Host: Sandra Lindow

Judith Kerman

Marge Simon

Bryan Dietrich


Saturday March 21, 2009 12:00-12:15 p.m.

Locus Photograph             Poolside


Saturday March 21, 2009 12:15-2:00

Open Lunch


Saturday March 21, 2009 2:00-3:30 p.m.


93. (SF) Animal Studies: Balancing Among Subjects          Pine

Chair: Sherryl Vint

Brock University


Time It Right to Rebalance Worlds: Ecological Restoration and Unintended Consequences in Karen Traviss's Wess'har Wars Series

Patrick D. Murphy

University of Central Florida


Colonial In(ter)sects of Empire and the Discourse of Species: Preliminary Thoughts on H. G. Wells

Graham J. Murphy

Trent University


(Re)Evaluating the Animality of Man and the Animality of Animals

Skye Cervone

Florida Atlantic University


94. (FM) Scientific and Technological Evolution in Real and Imagined Worlds       Maple

Chair: Regina Hansen

Boston University


Growing Skin: The Evolution of the Cyborg in Battlestar Galactica and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Rikk Mulligan

Michigan State University


Time Travel in Star Trek: Paradoxes, Possibilities and Physics

Chris Collumb

Boston University


Looking Back at the Future: Gerry Anderson’s UFO and Space: 1999

Ronald C. Thomas, Jr.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


95. (SF) Time and Perception: Shaping Temporal Worlds                Cypress

Chair: Andrew Ferguson

University of Tulsa


A Web of Time and Tale: The Fractal Metaphor of Time in Frank Herbert’s Dune

Tuomas Kuusniemi

University of Oulu


“Slipping from grace in a slipstream:” Native Slipstream, Blackfeet Physics, and Stephen Graham Jones’s Survivance Stories

Grace L. Dillon

Portland State University


Bergson’s Temps and Durée in Poul Anderson and Joe Haldeman

Donald Riggs

Drexel University


96. (IF) The Fantastic Signifier: Time, Travel, Genre          Palm

Chair: Aaron Dziubinskyj

DePauw University


Time Warping in Finnish sf

Irma Hirsjärvi

University of Jyväskylä


“Not my daughter, bad witch”: Loss of Meaning in the Translation of the Harry Potter Series into Spanish

Teresa Asiain

Eastern Michigan University


97. (CYA) More than Mere Minutes: Using Time to Tell a Story     Magnolia

Chair: Len Hatfield

University of Oregon


Sedgwick’s Temporal Conceits in The Book of Dead Days

Bridgid Shannon

Hollins University


Reflections of Heinlein’s Time in Rocket Ship Galileo

Marietta Frank

University of Pittsburgh – Bradford


98. (FE) Time and Time Again in the Works of Tolkien, Holdstock, and Pratchett  Dogwood

Chair: W. A. Senior

Broward Community College


Time and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Riddles in the Dark”

Marie Nelson

University of Florida


“They are falling rather behind the world in there—” An Examination of Tolkien’s Use of Time and Its Passage in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Charles W. Nelson

Michigan Technological University


Past Present: Time in the Fantasy Polder

Stefan Ekman

Lund University


99. (H) Panel: Time and the Vampire: The Progression of Research and the Problem of Immortality             Captiva A/B

Moderator: Margaret L. Carter

Stacie L. Hanes

James Craig Holte

Jean Lorrah

Elizabeth Miller

Kathy Davis Patterson

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro


100. Author Reading XII                Captiva C

Host: Rick Wilber

Timothy J. Anderson

Josh Eure

F. Brett Cox


Saturday March 21, 2009 4:00-5:30 p.m.


101. (FE) Reconstruction, Identity, and Free Love Pine

Chair: Marie Nelson

University of Florida


Reconstructing the Reconstruction: Recovering the Temporal in Walter Pater’s ”Apollo in Picardy” and “Denys L’Auxerrois

Jude Wright

University of South Florida


Questions of Identity in Phyllis Gotlieb’s Science Fiction Poetry

Dominick Grace

Brescia University College


Ray Bradbury’s Time Interventions: An Interim Report

Philip Nichols

University of Wolverhampton


102. (H) Dracula and the Changes in Time             Oak

Chair: Douglas Ford

Manatee Community College


The Dracula We Might Have Read: What Stoker Cut from His Manuscript

Elizabeth Miller

Emerita, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Bistritz” Postmarks: Chronology and Temporality as Keys to Understanding Stoker’s Dracula as a Neoplatonic Text

Marc-Edward Carrigan

Université de Nice — Sophia Antipolis


Shocking the “New Woman”: Van Helsing’s Validation of Mina’s Changing Role and “New Woman” Status in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Sarah Benton

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg


103. (SF) Discourses of Science in/and Science Fiction      Maple

Chair: Monty Vierra

Idaho State University


Maintaining Suspension of Disbelief in the Works of Greg Egan and Others

Karen Burnham

University of Houston


Past is Prologue: Asimov’s Psychohistory and Agent-Based Models

Jen Gunnels

Independent Scholar

Michael J. Klein

James Madison University


Time and Paranoia in the Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

Howard Canaan

Mercy College


104. (VPA) The Metronome of Performance          Cypress

Chair: Jeffrey Weinstock

Central Michigan University


Doing It with the Lights On: Fairies and Magic in the American Shakespeare Center’s Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jim Casey

High Point University


“When the bitter day finally comes to an end …” – Time and Violence in Suzan-Lori Parks’ Fucking A

Diana Rosenhagen

University of Goettingen


Theaters of the Dead: The Paris Morgue, and Bodies—The Exhibition
 Lokke Heiss
University of Missouri


105. (FM) Confused Classifications: The Human, The Non-Human, and The Once Human in Film               Palm

Chair: Mary Pharr

Florida Southern College


Cannibalism and Consumption: Eating Well in the Horror Film

Sherryl Vint

Brock University


The Other in Timmy’s World—Fido

Joseph P. Sweeney

Albany State University


Discretionary Tales: Indestructible Temptations in Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market" and Doctor Who's "Midnight"

Melissa Couchon

North Carolina State University


106. (IF) East Meets West: Colonialisms, Cultures, and Identities  Magnolia

Chair: Dale Knickerbocker

East Carolina University


The “Other” Science: A Study of Amitav Ghosh’s Calcutta Chromosome

Mayurika Chakravorty

School of Oriental and African Studies, U of London


Colonialist/Postcolonial Perspectives in Jules Verne’s Tribulations D’un Chinois en Chine (and other works)

Janice M. Bogstad

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


Alternative Dystopia: Science, Power and Fundamentalism in Rimi Chatterjee’s Signal Red

Suparno Banerjee

Louisiana State University


107. (FE) Historical and Ethnic Foundations           Dogwood

Chair: Caroline Webb

University of Newcastle


The Exile and Return of the Fantastic in the Postwar American Short Story

Amelia Beamer


Gary K. Wolfe

Roosevelt University


The 19th-century Foundations of the Discworld; or, More Than You Needed to Know About Granny Weatherwax’s Knickers

Stacie L. Hanes

Kent State University


”The gems all turn into flowers or flames”: Race, Power, and the Fantastic

Jennifer Miller

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities


108. (CYA) Panel: Timeslip in Children’s Fiction: So Much More than an History Lesson   Captiva A/B

Moderator: Amie Rose Rotruck

Len Hatfield

Sanna Lehtonen

Michael M. Levy

Alaine Martaus

Maria Nikolajeva

Bridgid Shannon


109. Author Reading XIII              Captiva C

Host: Stefan Ekman

Rick Wilber

Jean Lorrah

Steven Erikson


Saturday March 21, 2009 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Wine and Beer Reception             Grand Ballroom Foyer


Saturday March 21, 2009 8:00-11:00 p.m.

IAFA Awards Banquet   Grand Ballroom


Saturday March 21, 2009 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

All Conference Farewell Party    Poolside