Wednesday March 19, 2008 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: The Language of the Sublime in the Fantastic                 Capri

Moderator: Farah Mendlesohn

Greer Gilman

Brian Aldiss

John Clute

Roger Luckhurst

Gary K. Wolfe

 

Wednesday March 19, 2008 4:30-6:00 p.m.

 

1. (H) The Collective Sublime      Oak

Chair: Lokke Heiss

University of Missouri

 

Toward an Aesthetics of Horror: The Sublime Horror of Québec

Amy J. Ransom

Central Michigan University

 

Figuring the Proustian Sublime: The Fantastic & the Privileged Moments of A la Recherche

Stephen G. Brown

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Burke's Sublime and The Monk

Rhonda Brock-Servais

Longwood University

 

2. (SF) Uncertain Ontologies       Maple

Chair: Charles Herzek

Florida Atlantic University

 

The Alien as the Lacanian Other in Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris and Gregory Maguire’s Mirror Mirror

Sandor Klapcsik

University of Minnesota

 

All Good Poets Improve on What They’ve Stolen, as T.S. Eliot Said to Dan Simmons

Neil Easterbrook

Texas Christian University

 

“Details Plucked Unhesitatingly from the Real”: Kantian Sublime in Joanna Russ’s We Who Are About To…

Nathaniel Underland

University of Maryland

 

3. (CC) Playing with Darkness: Video Games and Horror      Cypress

Chair: Randall Hill

St. Lawrence University

 

An Exploration of Darkness: Monsters and Masochism in the Silent Hill Series

Mads Haahr

Trinity College Dublin

 

Rendering Virtual and Real Life Fear: Structuring Play, Performance, and Horror via Game Interface in Manabu Nishizawa’s Lifeline

Josef Nguyen

University of California, Irvine

 

4. (SF) The Sublime in Alien Circumstances      Palm

Chair: David Higgins

Indiana University

 

A Culture of Sublimity: Fremen Society in Frank Herbert’s Dune

Tuomas Kuusniemi

University of Oulu

 

Genre Conventions and Gender in Frank Herbert's Dune

William Senior

Broward Community College

 

Literary Influences on Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Michael Furlong

Florida Atlantic University

 

5. (FE) Mervyn Peake, Fuzzy Sets, and Superheroes      Captiva A

Chair: Marie Nelson

University of Florida

 

The Late Modern Semiotics of Mervyn Peake’s Titus Groan

Carl A. Stewart

Madison Area Technical College

 

The Origin of (Sub) Species: Coalescent Fuzzy Sets

Greer Watson

University of Toronto

 

Superheroes Used Symbolically in Novels

Karen Burnham

Independent Scholar

 

6. (IF) Writing the Gap: Language, Reality, and the Fantastic      Captiva B

Chair: Kevin J. Maroney

NYRSF

 

Deconstructing the Sublime: Or, the Romantic Agony in 20th Century Italian Literature of the "Fantastic"

Stefano Lazzarin

Université de Saint-Etienne, France

 

Language as a Function of the Fantastic in Tommaso Landolfi’s Narrative

Simone Castaldi

Hofstra University

 

Italy is magica: Italian Fantastic and French Surrealism in the 1930s and 1940s

Beatrice Sica

New York University

 

7. So You Want to Write a Super-hero       Pine

Host: P. Andrew Miller

Bryan Dietrich

Stephen Leigh

Stefan Högberg

 

Wednesday March 19, 2008 6:00-8:00 p.m.

IAFA Board Meeting                Boardroom B

 

Wednesday March 19, 2008 8:00-8:30 p.m.

Newcomer Meet-up                Captiva A/B

Hosted by the Student Caucus

 

Wednesday March 19, 2008 8:30-11:00 p.m.

Opening Reception                Capri

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 8:30-10:00 a.m.

 

8. (VPA) The Plastic Sublime      Oak

Chair: Jeri Zulli

Independent Scholar

 

Promethea Unbound: Alan Moore's Vision of Wonder

Bryan D. Dietrich

Newman University

 

The Hidden Mystical Sublime: The Poetry of Algernon Swinburne Dramatized in Aleister Crowley's Rite of Venus

Curtis Scott Shumaker

Cal Poly University - Pomona

 

9. (FE) The Incredible Shrinking, Pastoral and New Sublime      Maple

Chair: Sydney Duncan

Frostburg State University

 

The Incredible Shrinking Sublime: the Battle of the Quotidian and the Spectacular in the War for the Cultural High Ground

R. Scott Bakker

Author

 

The Pastoral Sublime

Howard Canaan

Mercy College

 

21st Century Stories

Amelia Beamer

Locus

Gary K. Wolfe

Roosevelt University

 

10. (IF) The Sublime Body      Cypress

Chair: Sharon Sieber

Idaho State University

 

Violence and the Sublime Fantastic in Anne Hebert and P. Susskind

Virginia Harger-Grinling

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Insects and Automatism: Angela Carter, ETA Hoffmann, and Guillermo del Toro

Eric White

University of Colorado

 

The Minute Sublime: The Case of Bio Art

Aline Ferreria

University of Aveiro

 

11. (CC) Tolerance and Technology: Race and Culture in Fantastic Spaces  Palm

Chair: Karen Hellekson

Independent Scholar

 

Tolerating the Unreal: Examining Anglo and Latin Representations of Fantastic Intrusions

Manuel Tejeda

Barry University

 

"Harshin Ur Squeez": Visual Rhetoric of Racisms in LiveJournal Fandoms

Robin Anne Reid

Texas A&M – Commerce

 

Digital Metaphors for Phantom Selves: Computation, Mathematics, and Identity in Speculative and Fantastic Fiction and Gaming

Fox Harrell

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

12. (H) Lovecraft and the Atavistic      Magnolia

Chair: James Craig Holte

East Carolina University

 

"The Fixt Mass Whose Sides the Ages Are": The Sublime in Lovecraft and Lovecraftian Fan Culture

Tim Evans

Western Kentucky University

 

The Question of the Sublime in Lovecraft’s "Cosmic Horror"

Vivian Ralickas

University of Toronto Scarborough

 

Becoming the Other in White's"Lukundoo" and Lovecraft's "Call of Cthulhu"

Christy Hicks

Manatee Community College

 

13. (FE) A Short Guide to Fantastic Places      Dogwood

Chair: Charles W. Nelson

Michigan Technological University

 

Exploring the Maps of Secondary Worlds

Stefan Ekman

Lund University

 

Wondrous Agency: Water as Force and Symbol in Herbert Read’s The Green Child

Michael Fournier

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Structures of Enclosure: Walls and Forts in Margaret Atwood’s Speculative Fiction

Brecken Rose Hancock

University of New Brunswick

 

14. (FM) Panel: Uh oh, They're Learning: The New Dangers and Heroes of the Zombie Apocalypse      Captiva A/B

Moderator: Susan A. George

Rikk Mulligan

Chun Lee

Leisa Clark

Mary Pharr

Kenneth Jurkiewicz

 

15. Author Reading I                Pine

Host: Amanda Cockrell

P. Andrew Miller

Elizabeth Hand

Ellen Klages

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

16. (CYA) Children Crossing Worlds Oak

Chair: Amie Rose Rotruck

Hollins University

 

Cosmopolitan Childland: Victorian Fantasy and the Cosmopolitan Child

Chamutal Noimann

Hunter College, CUNY

 

The Sublime and the Transcendent in David Almond's Wild Girl, Wild Boy

Michael M. Levy

University of Wisconsin-Stout

 

17. (SF) Interrogating Gender and Sexuality      Maple

Chair: Grace Dillon

Portland State University

 

Twisting the Other: Using a "Third" Sex to Represent Homosexuality in Science Fiction

Traci N. Castleberry

Seton Hill University

 

The Price They Pay: Violating Gender Stereotypes in C. L. Moore’s “Shambleau” and Tom Godwin’s “The Cold Equations”

Skye Cervone

Florida Atlantic University

 

The Limits of the Sublime in Science Fiction: Tanith Lee and M. T. Anderson

Ritch Calvin

SUNY Stony Brook

 

18. (H) Death and Transfiguration      Cypress

Chair: Kathy Davis Patterson

Kent State Tuscarawas

 

The Uncontrolled, the Sublime, and the Loss of Self: Confronting the Other in C.L. Moore’s Werewoman

Leila Soikkonen

University of Oulu

 

The Everyday Sublime in Peter Straub's Fiction

Bernadette L. Bosky

Independent Scholar

 

The Un-Aesthetic of the Interior: Representations of Death in the American Horror Film, the Gallery, and the Funeral Home

Joel Seeger

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

 

19. (FM) Cinematic Technological Advances and the Sublime: Sound, Animation, and CGI        Palm

Chair: Andrew Gordon

University of Florida, Gainesville

 

Sound and Silence in the City: Early Science-Fiction Film

Kyle D. Stedman

University of South Florida

 

Man and Superman: The Fleischer Studio Negotiates the Real

J.P. Telotte

Georgia Tech

 

20. (FE) Shakespeare and More: The Works of Greer Gilman      Magnolia

Chair: Greer Watson

University of Toronto

 

Transporting Language: The Sublime in Greer Gilman’s Moonwise

Christine Mains

University of Calgary

 

My Own Teapot Tempest: Gilman Takes on Shakespeare

Faye Ringel

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

 

Hallows as Singular, Plural, Greeting, and Indeed as All: Contextual Definitions of Vocabulary in the Work of Greer Gilman

Lila Garrott

Independent Scholar

 

Special Respondent

Greer Gilman

Guest of Honor

 

21. (IF) Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Ideologies      Dogwood

Chair: Robin McAllister

Sacred Heart University

 

The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Silence, Slippage and Subversion

Suparno Banerjee

Louisiana State University

 

Apocalypse and Postmodern Counternarrative: Trujillo Muñoz’s Laberinto (as time goes by)

Dale Knickerbocker

East Carolina University

 

"The World is My Idea:" Encrypting the Sublime and the Hispanic Fantastic

Sharon Sieber

Idaho State University

 

22. (CC) Panel: Theorizing an International and Interdisciplinary Fan and Audience Studies Captiva A/B

Moderator: Eden Lee Lackner

Barbara Lucas

Robin Anne Reid

Vera Cuntz

Mads Haahr

Bryn Neuenschwander

 

23. Author Reading II                Pine

Host: Charles W. Nelson

Stefan Högberg

Steven Erikson

F. Brett Cox

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 12:15-2:15 p.m.

Guest of Honor Luncheon                Grand Ballroom

"What Future for Fantasy?"

Vernor Vinge

Host: Joe Haldeman

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 2:30-3:30 pm.

 

24. (CC) Roundtable Reading                Oak

“One True Pairing: The Romance of Pornography and the Pornography of Romance” by Catherine Driscoll

Moderator: Barbara Lucas

Lakeland Community College

 

25. (SF) The Lighter Side of SF Maple

Chair: Loren Means

Independent Scholar

 

“No, Really, What do you teach?”: Using Science Fiction as a Tool in Teaching Traditional Rhetoric

Jennifer Gunnels

Independent Scholar

 

The Intimately Human and the Grandly Cosmic: Humor and the Sublime in the Works of Robert J. Sawyer

Fiona Kelleghan

University of Miami

 

26. (CYA) The Return of the Repressed in Children’s Literature      Cypress

Chair: Amanda Cockrell

Hollins University

 

’The Cask of Amontilla-D’Oh!’ and other Comic Fantasies: Parodies of Poe and the Use of the Gothic in Youth Culture

Cari Keebaugh

University of Florida

 

The Multiculturalized Monkey King and Identity-building of Jin in American Born Chinese

Min Su

Penn State University

 

27. (FM) Goddesses and Monsters: Heroic Adventures and the Transforming Goddess in Popular Culture      Palm

Chair: Susan A. George

University of California, Davis

 

Monstrous Matches: Heroic Encounters in The Niebelungen, Lang’s Siegfried, and Edel’s Dark Kingdom

Hannah Means

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

 

Kali in Different Forms: A Look at the Goddess in Religious Texts and Popular Culture

Stephanie Vianelli

California State University, Long Beach

 

28. (CYA) Seeing the Ordinary Anew      Magnolia

Chair: Elizabeth Hoiem

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Ted Hughes' Tales of Iron Giants: From Global Fragmentation to Ecological Regeneration

Bill Clemente

Peru State College

 

A Dangerous Sublimity: Infinity and Identity in Michael Lawrence’s Withern Rise Trilogy

Alaine Martaus

Hollins University

 

29. (IF) Sublime Transcendence      Dogwood

Chair: Alexis Brooks de Vita

Texas Southern University

 

Italo Calvino as a Model for the Pan-Sublime

Michaela Roessner-Herman

University of Southern Maine

 

Imminent Revelation, Sublimity, and Borges’ “El Aleph”

Robin McAllister

University of the Sacred Heart

 

30. Panel: Publishing for Graduate Students and Others  Captiva A/B

Moderator: Brecken Rose Hancock

Kevin J. Maroney

Brian Attebery

Sherryl Vint

Mike Levy

Karen Hellekson

 

31. Author Reading III                Pine

Host: Jeanne Beckwith

Brian Aldiss

Christopher Barzak

Patrick O'Leary

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 4:00-5:30 p.m.

 

32. (CYA) Place and Gender in Children’s Literature      Oak

Chair: Bill Clemente

Peru State College

 

Candy across the Hours: Blurring Genres to Create Space for the Fantastic Heroine

Jennifer Goodhue

Eastern Michigan University

 

From Heroes to Wonder: Portrayals of Boys in Literature, Mirrors of Society

D. Rachael Bishop

Hollins University

 

Supernatural Visions: The Spiritual Landscape of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Katie Posey

Penn State University

 

33. (SF) More Than Human      Maple

Chair: Michael Furlong

Florida Atlantic University

 

I, Human 2.0: Finding the Posthuman in the Death of Science Fiction

Liam R. Watts

Missouri State University

 

Man Modified: When Does Man Become Something Other Than Man?

Charles Herzek

Florida Atlantic University

 

34. (H) Dracula, Dracula, and – Dracula      Cypress

Chair: Douglas Ford

Manatee Community College

 

Challenging and Revising Normalcy in Stoker's Dracula and Matheson's I Am Legend

Sarah Benton

Manatee Community College

 

The Victorian Era Sucks: Dracula as Cultural Emblem

Jude Wright

Quincy College

 

The Limits of the Human: Human Monsters and Monstrous Humans in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Paulina Michalewicz

University of South Florida

 

35. (CC) Audience, Adventure, and Archetype: Performance and Participation in Fantastical Texts     Palm

Chair: Barbara Lucas

Lakeland Community College

 

Puck You, Shakespeare: Gaiman and Vess’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jim Casey

Allegheny College

 

So You Want to Be a Dragon Slayer? Character Creation in RPGs and Genre Fantasy

Aidan-Paul Canavan

The University of Liverpool

 

Tags and Testimonies: The Personal Narratives that Link Us to Myth

Brian Attebery

Idaho State University

 

36. (IF) The Romantic Sublime      Magnolia

Chair: Elizabeth Ginway

University of Florida

 

The Crevice: The Sublimation of the Shoah in Primo Levi’s Fantastic

Felice Italo Beneduce

University of Connecticut

 

Luck Be a Lady Tonight; Or Rather, a Gentleman: The New French Crime Novel and the Personification of Fate in the Work of Thierry Jonquet

Lindsay Farah Kaplan

New York University

 

Agustín de Rojas and the Cuban “New Man”

Juan Carlos Toledano

Lewis and Clark College

 

37. (FM) Wrestling with and for the Truth, the Parent, and the Self in Fantastic Film and TV       Dogwood

Don Riggs

Drexel University

 

Authority & Obedience in Guillermo Del Toro’s El Laberinto del Fauno

Noelle Bowles

Kent State University

 

“Don’t Look Any Further”: Gender and the Sublime in The X-Files

Lacy Hodges

University of Florida

 

Last Summer and Self-Deception—or What Does It Mean if Shrek and Spidey Act like Jack Sparrow?

Mary Pharr

Florida Southern College

 

38. (CYA) Panel: “The World Opens Up”: Children’s Literature Brushes the Sublime      Captiva A/B

Moderator: Joe Sutliff Sanders

Amanda Cockrell

Elizabeth Hoiem

Jackie C. Horne

Michael M. Levy

 

39. Author Reading IV                Pine

Host: Gary Wolfe

Andy Duncan

Kathleen Ann Goonan

Peter Straub

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 5:45-6:45 p.m.

IAFA Business Meeting                 Captiva A/B

Open to all. Please attend.

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 7:00-8:00 p.m.

IAFA Division Heads Meeting                Boardroom B

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 7:00-8:00 p.m.    

Cultural Identities Caucus Captiva A/B

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 8:30-9:30 p.m.

 

Special Panel: Politics and the Singularity      Capri

Moderator: John Fast

Joe Haldeman

Robert J. Sawyer

Vernor Vinge

James Patrick Kelly

Cristopher Hollingsworth

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 9:30-10:30 p.m.

 

As the Wyrm Turns: Disreputable Dragons and Dirty Damsels: Readings, Music, and Visual Images of Dragons in an Unorthodox and Irreverent Light     Capri

Hosts: Mary Turzillo and Marge Simon

Sandra Lindow

Joe Haldeman

Barbara Lucas

Bruce Boston

Patricia McKillip

 

Thursday March 20, 2008 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Late Night Video Extravaganza                Cypress

Sponsored by the Student Caucus

 

Friday March 21, 2008 9:00 a.m.

JFA Business Meeting                Boardroom B

 

Friday March 21, 2008 8:30-10:00 a.m.

 

40. (SF) Ecocriticism and SF  Oak

Chair: Brian Cotts

University of Saskatchewan

 

Science Fiction and the Myth of Control

Tonia L. Payne

SUNY-Nassau

 

Recapturing Science Fiction's "Sense of Wonder" in the Environmentalist Age

Eric Otto

Florida Gulf Coast University

 

The Sublime Challenge of Climate Change: Terraforming the Planet, Terraforming Ourselves

Patrick D. Murphy

University of Central Florida

 

41. (CYA) More Than Is Seen      Maple

Chair: Helen Pilinovsky

California State University – San Bernardino

 

Finding Clues in the Pictures: A Close Reading for Science Fiction Elements of The Watertower

Chieh-Lan Li

Penn State University

 

What God Reigns in Your World? Understanding the God of George MacDonald and C.S. Lewis as Seen in Their Fantasies for Children

Melissa Adams

Hollins University

 

The Interiority of Evil in The Chronicles of Narnia: Reading Aslan’s Supremacy over the Northern Witches through the Discourse of the Sublime and the Beautiful

Daryl Ritchot

Trinity Western University

 

42. (FM) Cylons, Clones, and Simulacra of Various Kinds: Issues and Problems in Cinematic (Cyborg) Identity      Cypress

Chair: J. P. Telotte

Georgia Tech

 

No Utopia Here: Failed Representations of the Cylon, the Cyborg, or the "Postbiological"

Susan A. George

University of California, Davis

 

From Toaster to Goddess: The Path of Sharon “Athena” Agathon

Michael Underwood

Ivy Tech Community College

 

The Ending of Spielberg’s A.I.

Andrew Gordon

University of Florida, Gainesville

 

43. (H) Horrifying Lessons      Palm

Chair: Elizabeth Miller

Professor Emerita, Toronto

 

Teaching Horror: Subversion, Sublimity, and SO MUCH BLOOD!

Franc Auld

University of South Florida – St. Petersburg

 

The Sublime Trials of Jack Ketchum: Teaching The Girl Next Door in the Era of Torture Porn

Douglas Ford

Manatee Community College

 

The Unlearning: Horror and Transformation Theory

Michael A. Arnzen

Seton Hill University

 

44. (IF) Time, Space, and Sublime Sexualities      Magnolia

Chair: Paula M. Bruno

St. Edwards University

 

Transgendered Characters in Brazilian Speculative Fiction: from the Sublime to the Absurd

Elizabeth Ginway

University of Florida

 

Life, Death, Sexuality, and Resurrection: The Transcendent Transsexuality of Children in Literature

Novella Brooks de Vita

Houston Community College, Central Campus

 

Space and Time Anomalies in Nox Perpetua, Fábulas de una abuela extraterrestre, and “Serenity”

Matt Hoge

Idaho State University

 

45. (FE) Seeking, Healing and Finding: Fantasy Paradigms      Dogwood

Chair: Brecken Rose Hancock

University of New Brunswick

 

The Word for World is Story: Fantasy as Healing Ritual in Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water

Greg Bechtel

University of Alberta

 

(De) Valuing Race and Species in Butler’s Lilith’s Brood

Glenn D. Jackson

University of Kentucky

 

Looking for Love Across Time & Space: The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Lake House, and Griffin & Sabine

Andrew Seeger

Auburn University-Montgomery

 

46. (SF/FE) Panel: WWII and SF  Captiva A/B

Moderator: Kathleen Ann Goonan

Joe Haldeman

Gary Wolfe

Andy Duncan

Ellen Klages

Eileen Gunn

Donald Morse

 

47. Author Reading V                Pine

Host: Farah Mendlesohn

Alexander C. Irvine

Judith Moffett

Marie Brennan

Friday March 21, 2008 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

48. (CYA) Science and Knowledge in Children’s Literature      Oak

Chair: Michael M. Levy

University of Wisconsin-Stout

 

The Utopian Function of Memory in Lois Lowry's The Giver

Carter F. Hanson

Valparaiso University

 

Tying the String Theories of Life: The Bartimaeus Trilogy and Modern Science

David Whitehead

Buffalo State College

 

Impertinent Miracles at the British Museum: Egyptology and Edwardian Fantasies for Young People

Karen Sands-O’Connor

Buffalo State College

 

49. (FE) Eschatology and Mythology: The Works of Wolfe & Tolkien      Maple

Chair: Stefan Ekman

Lund University

 

Gene Wolfe’s Use of Popular Fantasy Motifs

Edgar L. Chapman

Bradley University

 

The End of Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Three Eschatological Tales

Elizabeth Whittingham

SUNY Brockport

 

Margins of the Outsider: Infinity, Subjectivity, and Deferral in Gene Wolfe's Sun Sequence

Brian Cotts

University of Saskatchewan

 

50. (SF) Negotiating Otherness      Cypress

Chair: Monty Vierra

Idaho State University

 

Doris Lessing’s Transitions

Sharon DeGraw

Michigan State University

 

Alternate Realities, Alternate Minds: Human-Alien Relations in C.J. Cherryh’s Wave without a Shore and Voyager in Night

Bridget Whelan

University of Louisiana

 

The Imperial Sublime: Inner-Space Frontiers in 1960s Science Fiction

David Higgins

Indiana University

 

51. (CC) Capitalism, Control, and Connotation: Fan Fictions and Fan Economies      Palm

Chair: Robin Anne Reid

Texas A&M - Commerce

 

Unnatural Little Beasts: The Possibility of Twincest from the Perspective of Fannish Reception of the Harry Potter Series

Vera Cuntz

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

 

Dollars and Scents: The Collision of Fandom and Economics in the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Community

Barbara Lucas

Lakeland Community College

 

Selling Shakespeare’s Sister: Commodification and Control of the Fan Fiction Economy

Eden Lee Lackner

Independent Scholar

 

52. (H) Zombies and Wanderers      Magnolia

Cancelled

 

53. (FE) The Fantastic in Classic British Literature      Dogwood

Chair: Faye Ringel

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

 

Negotiable Identity in G.K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday

Lucas H. Harriman

University of Miami

 

Yeats, Stoker, and "English" Modernity: Reading Dracula Against the Irish Revival

Paul Saunders

Queen's University

 

Atavism and the Misbegotten in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Rebecca Surovik

Texas Tech University

 

54. Panel: Poetry from Mayapple Press                Captiva A/B

Moderator: Judith Kerman

Brian Aldiss

Tenea Johnson

Marilyn Jurich

David Lunde

Don Riggs

Lorraine Schein

 

55. Author Reading VI                Pine

Host: James Patrick Kelly

John Kessel

Rick Wilber

Joe Haldeman

 

Friday March 21, 2008 12:15-2:30 p.m.

 

Guest Scholar’s Luncheon                Grand Ballroom

"Contemporary Photography and the Technological Sublime or, Can There be a Science Fiction Photography?"

Roger Luckhurst

Host: Sherryl Vint

 

Friday March 21, 2008 2:45-3:45 p.m.

 

56. (SF) SF Theory Roundtable Reading      Oak

"The Science Fiction Sublime" from The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.

Moderator: Sherryl Vint

Brock University

 

57. (CYA) Findings from the Survey on SF Fans' Childhood Reading Habits Maple

Chair: Joe Sutliff Sanders

California State University, San Bernardino

 

Farah Mendlesohn

Middlesex University

Zara Baxter

Independent Scholar

 

58. (CC) Intersections: Video Games, Film, and the Gothic Novel      Cypress

Chair: Kirk Fuoos

St. Lawrence University

 

How I Progress the Gothic Tale: Super Paper Mario and the Sublime

Tiffany Teofilo

Ohio University

 

Instances and Representations of Roleplaying Games in Film

Gérard Kraus

Aberystwyth University

 

59. (VPA) Shadows Cast by Outward Things  Palm

Chair: Bryan D. Dietrich

Newman University

 

Sublime Dreamscapes

Cat S. Marshall

Louisiana State University

 

Laurie Hassold's Strange Attractors: Fantastic, Sublime, and Horrific

Cris Hassold

New College of Florida

 

60. (FE) Meet Me at The Mead Hall: The Fantastic Elements of Beowulf      Magnolia

Chair: Elizabeth Whittingham

SUNY Brockport

 

Deconstructing Grendel: A Reinterpretation of the Christian Element in Beowulf

Christopher Corbin

Florida Southern College

 

Gaiman’s Beowulf: A Semiotic Analysis

Scott D. Vander Ploeg

Madisonville Community College

 

61. (FE) Medieval Mysteries and Modern Fantasies      Dogwood

Chair: John Pennington

St. Norbert College

 

Mystery 1 Mystery 2: A Search for the Sublime in the Cadfael Chronicles

Marie Nelson

University of Florida

 

Tidings of Discomfort and Joy: Neil Gaiman’s "Murder Mysteries"

Joe Sanders

Shadetree Scholar

 

62. (H) Panel: Teaching Horror  Captiva A/B

Moderator: Gina Wisker

Franc Auld

Douglas Ford

Michael A. Arnzen

Rhonda Brock-Servais

 

63. Author Reading VII                Pine

Host: Randall Hill

Dennis Danvers

Vernor Vinge

Robert J. Sawyer

 

Friday March 21, 2008 4:00-5:30 p.m.

 

64. (H) Glamorous and Unrepentant: The Undead      Oak

Chair: Franc Auld

University of South Florida – St. Petersburg

 

Zombies: Can the Even the Most “Ordinary” Monster Become Sublime?

Kim Paffenroth

Iona College

 

There Are Other Ways To Be What We Are: Development of the Repentant Vampire Antihero in Modern Television

Samantha Holcomb

Independent Scholar

 

65. Poetry Readings                Maple

Host: Judith Kerman

Gina Wisker

Patricia Harkins-Pierre

Sandra Lindow

Michael A. Arnzen

Joe Haldeman

Fox Harrell

 

66. (FM) (Post) Medieval Monsters, Monstrous Bodies and Delicate Palates: Marking the Other in Dr. Who, Babylon 5 and 300       Cypress

Chair: Brian Rapp

Full Sail Real World Education

 

“Who” is the Monster?: Medieval Literature’s Influences on Modern Sci-Fi

Tim Shorkey

Wayne State University

 

Coffee, Spoo and Things that Wiggle on the Plate: Food as Identity, Belonging and Alienation in Babylon 5

Leisa Clark

University of South Florida

 

From Thermopylae to Ground Zero: Distorted Representations of the "Other" in 300

Melissa Elston

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

 

67. (SF) Posthumanism      Palm

Chair: Arthur D. Hlavaty

Independent Scholar

 

Radical Transformations: Transhumanism as an Ideological Response to Technological Issues

John Fast

Florida Atlantic University

 

Vernor Vinge’s Conception of “Group Mind” As It Pertains to Contemporary Robotics Applications

Loren Means

Independent Scholar

 

A Man’s Mind is his Castle: Memory Manipulation in Philip K. Dick’s “We Can Remember it for you Wholesale” and Spider Robinson’s Deathkiller

Rebecca Testerman

Ohio State University

 

68. (CYA) Ethics in Reading      Magnolia

Chair: Bridgid Shannon

Hollins University

 

How to Read a Dangerous Book: Supervising Child Education in an Age of Revolution

Elizabeth Hoiem

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

A Daoist Reading of The Little Prince

Hsiao-Hui Yang

Penn State University

 

Stepping-Blocks in Neverland

Jamie Kinsley

University of South Florida

 

69. (FE) Encounters With the Dead Including Irish Wakes      Dogwood

Chair: Adam Guzkowski

Trent University

 

Realms Apart? Sacred Ontology and Desacralized World in Wideman’s The Cattle Killing

Luminita Dragulescu

University of West Virginia

 

J.M. Synge and the Irish Wake Tradition: Revenants and Resurrections in Riders to the Sea and The Shadow of the Glen

Craig Morehead

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

Popular Encounters with the Dead: Necromancy, Knowledge and The Sublime in Narrative Media

Nickianne Moody

Liverpool John Moores University

 

70. (SF/FM) Panel: SF and Pedagogy       Captiva A/B

Moderator: Doug Davis

Lisa Yaszek

Craig Jacobsen

Neil Easterbrook

J. P. Telotte

 

71. Author Reading VIII                Pine

Host: Judith Moffett

Suzy McKee Charnas

Gregory Wilson

Jennifer Stevenson

 

Friday March 21, 2008 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Student Caucus Meeting                Captiva A/B

 

Friday March 21, 2008 6:45-8:00 p.m.

Lord Ruthven Assembly                Captiva A/B

 

Friday March 21, 2008 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Guest of Honor Reading                Capri

Greer Gilman Reads from Cloud and Ashes

Host: Faye Ringel

 

Friday March 21, 2008 9:30-10:30 p.m.

Special Panel: Global Fantastique                Capri

Moderator: James Morrow

David Hartwell

Kathryn Morrow

Stefan Ekman

Brian Aldiss

Javier Martinez

 

Friday March 21, 2008 10:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Smut and Nothing But                Cypress

Host: Jennifer Stevenson

 

Saturday March 22, 2008 8:30-10:00 a.m.

 

72. (CYA) Dreams of the Present and Past        Oak

Chair: Joe Sutliff Sanders

California State University – San Bernardino

 

Milagros — Miracles and Wonders: Zorro, Juan Diego, and the Deadly Sublime in Old California

Amanda Cockrell

Hollins University

 

Fantasies of Desire in Children’s Literature

Jackie C. Horne

Simmons College

 

The Swift and the Fowl

Shannon Stanton

Hollins University

 

73. (FE) The Lost, the Dark and the Woods      Maple

Chair: Scott Vander Ploeg

Madisonville Community College

 

Equipoised at the Ausible Chasm: The Liminal Kelly Link

Sydney Duncan

Frostburg State University

 

In the Dark of the Knight: Chaucer’s Meditation on Death, Dying, and Acceptance

Stacie Hanes

Kent State University

 

Profusion Sublime and Fantastic: Robert Holdstock’s Mythago Wood

Marek Oziewicz

University of Wroclaw

 

74. (FM) A Tangled Web: Deception in Contemporary Film and Television      Cypress

Chair: Mary Pharr

Florida Southern College

 

Magical Misdirection: An Ethical Analysis of Lying and Deception in the Harry Potter Films

Kurt Poland

Florida Southern College

 

Deceit and the Mob: American Obsession in The Sopranos and The Departed

Jessica Balfour

Florida Southern College

 

Playing at Survivor: Lies and Self-Preservation in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar

Raquel Encalada

Florida Southern College

 

75. (FM) Evoking the Sublime through Dreams and Music in the Works of David Lynch and Peter Jackson      Palm

Chair: Stephanie Vianelli

California State University, Long Beach

 

The Sublime Uncanny: Music, Transgression, and Circular Time in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks

Isabella van Elferen

Utrecht University

 

Apollo, Dionysos, Tolkien, Jackson: The Nietzschean Sublime in The Lord of the Rings 1: The Fellowship of the Ring

Don Riggs

Drexel University

 

76. (VPA) The Play's the Thing      Magnolia

Chair: Brad Klypchak

Texas A&M University - Commerce

 

Waiting for Equus

Graham Wolfe

University of Toronto

 

Recontextualizing Night of the Living Dead: How Lori Allen Ohm's Stage Adaptation Troubles Current Society

Rob Connick

Bowling Green State University

 

The Mind's Eye: Amusing and Grotesque Self-Portraiture in Tennessee Williams' The Gnadiges Fraulein

Adrian L. Cook

University of Texas at Dallas

 

77. (FE) The Sublime and the Not-so-Sublime of the Feminine      Dogwood

Chair: Jeffrey Weinstock

Central Michigan University

 

The Only One of Her Kind?: Alterity and The Female Werewolf In the Work of Kelly Armstrong and Sparkle Hayter

Adam Guzkowski

Trent University

 

The Dispossessed: Feminine Dystopia

Janet A. Little

Radford University

 

78. (SF) Panel: Technoculture and SF  Captiva A/B

Moderator: Sherryl Vint

Roger Luckhurst

Lisa Yaszek

Doug Davis

Fox Harrell

Rob Latham

 

79. Author Reading IX                Pine

Host: Rick Wilber

Jean Lorrah

Bruce Boston

Stephen Leech (Dell Award Winner)

 

Saturday March 22, 2008 10:30-12:00 p.m.

 

80. (H) Vampiric Points of Departure      Oak

Chair: Michael A. Arnzen

Seton Hill University

 

Citizen Dracula: The Orson Welles Version of Bram Stoker's Novel

Lokke Heiss

University of Missouri

 

From Notes to Novel: An Illustrated Examination of Stoker's Dracula Papers

Elizabeth Miller

Professor Emerita, Toronto

 

Alexander Dumas’ Vampire Story

Radu Florescu

Boston College

 

81. (CYA) A Sense of Place      Maple

Chair: D. Rachael Bishop

Hollins University

 

Myse en Abime and Sensawunda: Ideations of Interdependence between Character and Setting in Children’s Books--Dominance, Synergy, and Reflexivity

Bridgid Shannon

Hollins University

 

Fighting Green: Two Different Approaches to the Ecosublime in Tamora Pierce and Robin Hobb

Michael Hancock

University of Saskatchewan

 

Flying into an Other World: David Wiesner's Fantasy Picturebooks

Xu Xu

Penn State University

 

82. (CC) Participation and Personalization: Constructing Fan Communities      Cypress

Chair: Eden Lee Lackner

Independent Scholar

 

Fan Culture and Emily Bronte

Clayton Wyatt

Murray State University

 

Reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

Eve Smith

Liverpool John Moores University

 

History and Fandom Wank

Karen Hellekson

Independent Scholar

 

83. (SF) The Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin      Palm

Chair: Winter Elliott

Brenau University

 

Becoming Old Music: Aging and Generativity in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

Sandra Lindow

Independent Scholar

 

Combating Cultural Extinction in Le Guin's The Telling

Monty Vierra

Idaho State University

 

84. (FE) The Light and Dark in Classic Fantasy      Magnolia

Chair: Joe Sanders

Shadetree Scholar

 

The Waves: Virginia Woolf’s Mysterious Universe

Sounds of Sublimity: Auditory Images and the Evocation of the Sublime in Hawthorne’s Sketches, Tales and Romances

Alan Tack

DeVry University-Phoenix

 

Minds of Winter and the Polar Sublime: Spofford’s Rewriting of Poe’s Pym in the "Moonstone Mass"

Jeffrey Weinstock

Central Michigan University

 

85. (IF) Fantastic Prophecy, Myth, and Song      Dogwood

Chair: Juan Carlos Toledano

Lewis and Clark College

 

The River Runs to the Road and Returns: The Circle and the Cross in Prophetic African Literature

Alexis Brooks de Vita

Texas Southern University

 

The Ungodly and the Absurd: Two "Fantastic" Chapbooks from the Eighteenth Century and Other Frivolous Ruminations

Marilyn Jurich

Suffolk University

 

Mythology in Modern Fantasy

Colin Meldrum

Idaho State University

 

86. (SF) Panel: Cyberpunk and Beyond       Captiva A/B

Moderator: Sherryl Vint

John Kessel

Ted Chiang

James Patrick Kelly

Ellen Datlow

 

87. Author Reading X                Pine

Host: Christine Mains

Gregory Frost

Mary Turzillo

Patricia A. McKillip

 

Saturday March 22, 2008 12:00-12:15 p.m.

Locus Photograph                 Poolside

 

Saturday March 22, 2008 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Special Panel: To the Axis Mundi: ICFA in the Pull of the Magic Kingdom      Captiva A/B

Karen Hellekson

Independent Scholar

Craig Jacobsen

Mesa Community College

 

Saturday March 22, 2008 2:00-3:30 p.m.

 

88. (FM) “Satan, Syphilis, and Vampires, Oh My!”: Dracula Comes to Masterpiece Theatre      Oak

Chair: Tim Shorkey

Wayne State University

 

Adapting to the Adaptation: Stoker’s Women and the Emasculation of Van Helsing in Bill Eagles’ Dracula

J. Robert Craig

Central Michigan University

 

Syphilis Nation and Globalisation: The Once-and-Future Curses of Two Post-Modern Draculas

Kenneth Jurkiewicz

Central Michigan University

 

Primal Screams and the PBS Satanic Sublime in Dracula

Carrol L. Fry

Professor Emeritus, Northwest Missouri State University

 

89. (FM) Zombies, Machines, and War: Shifting Representations in the Post-Modern Era      Maple

Chair: Leisa Clark

University of South Florida

 

I’m here to Save You: Criticism of the Role of the Military in the Films Inspired by the Novel I Am Legend

Rikk Mulligan

Michigan State University

 

The Evolution of the Shambling Hordes: The Zombie from Mindless Servant to Raging Revolutionary

Chun Lee

University of Louisiana, Lafayette

 

Embodied Technology and the Sublime: Transformers Bring the War Home

Jason W. Ellis

Kent State University

 

90. (VPA) Music of the Spheres      Cypress

Chair: Stefan Hall

Bowling Green State University

 

Dancing the Numinous: Embodying and Performing Fantasy and Mystery in Contemporary American Belly Dance

Jeana Jorgensen

Indiana University

 

"He played it left hand": Ziggy Stardust, The Elephant Man, and David Bowie's "Otherness"

Stephen Harrick

Bowling Green State University

 

The Vile Delinquents: Sublimity and Noise in Dødheimsgard's Supervillain Outcast

Brad Klypchak

Texas A&M University - Commerce

 

91. (H) Sublime Women and their Ghastly Houses Palm

Chair: Bernadette Bosky

Independent Scholar

 

Sex and the Single Witch: Gender, Power, and Transformation in Bell, Book & Candle

Kathy Davis Patterson

Kent State Tuscarawas

 

To die for: Celebrating the Body Beautiful in Women’s Horror: Elizabeth Baathory, Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s "The Good Lady Ducayne" (C19th), Nalo Hopkinson’s "A Habit of Waste" (C21st)

Gina Wisker

University of Brighton

 

92. (SF) The Sublime and SF’s Sense of Wonder      Magnolia

Chair: Skye Cervone

Florida Atlantic University

 

Sense of Wonder: an sf mode

Sha Lar

University of California – SC

 

The Slipstream Sublime: Between Sense of Wonder and Feeling Very Strange

David Sandner

California State University, Fullerton

 

Description on the Edge: The Rhetorical Sublime in Science Fiction

Albert Wendland

Seton Hill University

 

93. (CYA) Troubling Traditional Forms      Dogwood

Chair: Alaine Martaus

Hollins University

 

Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower: Subverting Whom?

Rebecca Ann Anderson

Illinois State University

 

Iterations of Alice

Helen Pilinovsky

California State University – San Bernardino

 

94. (IF) Panel: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Humor and the Sublime      Captiva A/B

Moderator: Dale Knickerbocker

Virginia Harger-Grinling

Elizabeth Ginway

Michaela Roessner-Herman

Graham Wolfe

Paula M. Bruno

Heidi Faletti

 

95. Author Reading XI                Pine

Host: Bryan Dietrich

Marge Simon

David Lunde

Sonya Taaffe

 

Saturday March 22, 2008 4:00-5:30 p.m.

 

96. (SF) Science and the Sublime      Oak

Chair: John Fast

Florida Atlantic University

 

The Sublimity of Technological Spatial Artifice: The Carrollian Fantastic in H. G. Wells, Kurt Vonnegut, and Rudy Rucker

Cristopher Hollingsworth

University of South Alabama

 

The Scientific Sublime: Constructing a Scientific Philosophy in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed

Winter Elliott

Brenau University

 

Asimov’s Psychohistory and the Representation of Technologically Sublime Intellectual Landscapes

Jari Käkelä

University of Helsinki

 

97. (FM) Camp, Nostalgia, and Ecopolitics on the Silverscreen       Maple

Chair: Carrol L. Fry

Professor Emeritus, Northwest Missouri State University

 

Dr Phibes and the Theatre of Blood: The Camp Horror of Vincent Price

Ronald C. Thomas

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

 

Populist Kills and Esoteric Thrills: Exploring the Ambivalent and Paradoxical Messages in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse

Brian Rapp

Full Sail Real World Education

 

98. (CC) Interface and Immersion: Closure, Control, and the Digital Sublime      Cypress

Chair: Tiffany Teofilo

Ohio University

 

Digital Games and the Technological Sublime

Eugenie Shinkle

University of Westminster

 

Scalpel Control: Images, Code, and the Sublime in Metal Gear Solid and Bioshock

Scott Reed

University of Georgia

 

Video Games and Sequential Art: The Sublime Experience of the Gamer In Earthbound

Concetta Bommarito

Florida Atlantic University

 

99. (FE) Space, Time and Power: Aspects of the Fantastic      Palm

Chair: Andrew Seeger

Auburn University-Montgomery

 

Octavia Butler’s Religious Politicizing of Frederick Douglass: Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents as Feminist Neo-Slave Narratives

John Pennington

St. Norbert College

 

Beyond Eucatastrophe: Journeying Through the Sublimity of Charles de Lint’s Widdershins to Otherworlds of Possibility

Taryne Jade Taylor

Florida Atlantic University

 

100. (SF) The Specifics of SF’s Worlds      Magnolia

Chair: Jennifer Gunnels

Independent Scholar

 

“Outrunning that monster revenge”: Flight and The Bird is Gone: A Manifesto

Grace L. Dillon

Portland State University

 

Warfare and the "Landscape of Consciousness" in Starhawk's The Fifth Sacred Thing and Pat Murphy's The City, Not Long After

Patricia A. Evans

Texas State University-San Marcos

 

The Evolution of the Science Fiction Pastoral: The Scarlet Plague, Earth Abides, and The Wild Shore

Alexandre Donald

NYRSF

 

101. (IF) Sublime Otherness      Dogwood

Chair: Virginia Harger-Grinling

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

The Overdetermined Sublime in Dostoevsky’s The Double and Kafka’s The Trial

Heidi Faletti

Buffalo State College

 

The Sublime and its Others: Explorations of Short Fiction and the Fantastic in Spain

Paula M. Bruno

St. Edwards University

 

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

Mayurika Chakravorty

University of London

 

102. (H) Panel: Canonical Vampire      Captiva A/B

Moderator: James Craig Holte

Stephanie Moss

Lokke Heiss

Elizabeth Miller

 

103. Author Reading XII                Pine

Host: Gregory Frost

James Morrow

James Patrick Kelly

Guy Gavriel Kay

 

Saturday March 22, 2008 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Wine and Beer Reception                Grand Ballroom Foyer

 

Saturday March 22, 2008 8:00-11:00 p.m.

IAFA Awards Banquet                Grand Ballroom

 

Saturday March 22, 2008 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

All Conference Farewell Party                 Poolside