The 39th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (Orlando, Florida, USA)

    The 39th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (Orlando, Florida, USA), March 14-18, 2018

    Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, Florida
    Guests of Honor: John Kessel and Nike Sulway
    Guest Scholar: Fred Botting

    ICFA 39, 2018: “Frankenstein” Bicentennial

    “200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley”

    The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA), founded in 1982, is a nonprofit association of scholars, writers, and publishers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in literature, film, and the other arts.

    Its principle activities are the organization of the International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), which was first held in 1980, and the publication of a journal, the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA), which has been published regularly since 1990.

    Membership in the IAFA is open but almost all members are scholars, teachers, and graduate students in the field of Science fiction studies or Fantasy literature or Horror literature, or are authors.

    The first ICFA was organized by Dr. Robert A. Collins of Florida Atlantic University in March 1980.

    The conference was held on the FAU campus and was supported by a gift of operating funds provided by Margaret Gaines Swann, mother of the late FAU professor and fantasy author Dr. Thomas Burnett Swann. In the following years, the conference was held in Boca Raton, Florida, Beaumont and Houston, Texas, and in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, before settling in Orlando, Florida, USA.

    The purpose of IAFA (International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts) is to promote and recognize achievement in the study of the Fantastic, mainly through the organization and management of an annual academic conference, the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA).

    IAFA also publishes the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, which is a peer-reviewed journal for scholarship within the field of the fantastic, and the news blog on this site (under News in the menu), which publishes information relevant to the IAFA membership.

    The ICFA (International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts) is organized into divisions by topic, which can change to reflect changing interests of the members.

    Current divisions include: fairy tales and folk narrative (added after the 2017 ICFA), fantasy literature, horror literature, the international fantastic, science fiction literature, visual and performing arts and audiences, film and television, and children’s and young adult literature and art. Anthologies of essays delivered at conferences from 1980 (published in the mid 80s) through 1994 have been called “the most comprehensive set of analyses of the fantastic in English.”

    As well as the presentation of research, the conference includes readings by invited authors, addresses by notable authors and scholars, workshops and social activities for students, and dramatic and sometimes humorous performances.

    Numerous invited authors attend each year’s conference and the event includes one or more guests of honor, generally authors

    ICFA 39, 2018

    “200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley”


    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:30-3:15 Pre-Opening Refreshment Ballroom Foyer


    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:30-4:15 Opening Ceremony Ballroom
    Host: Donald E. Morse, Conference Chair
    Welcome from the President: Sherryl Vint

    Opening Panel: Mary Shelley’s Legacies Ballroom
    Moderator: Gary K. Wolfe
    Guest of Honor Nike Sulway
    Guest of Honor John Kessel
    Guest Scholar Fred Botting

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 4:30-6:00 p.m

    1. (IF/SF/VPAA) Magic and Science Fiction from the Perso-Arabic World and Lovecraft Cove
    Chair: Debbie Felton
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst

    Orange Princesses, Emerald Sorcerers and Dandy Demons: The Fantastic in Persianate Miniature Painting and Epic Literature
    Zahra Faridany-Akhavan
    Independent Scholar

    The Vault of Heaven: Science Fiction’s Perso-Arabic Origins
    Peter Adrian Behravesh
    University of Southern Maine

    The Dark Arts and the Occult: Magic(k)al Influences on/of H. P. Lovecraft
    Andrew Seeger
    Illinois Valley Community College

    2. (FTFN/CYA) Constructing Identity in Wonder Tales Pine
    Chair: Linda J. Lee
    University of Pennsylvania

    Confronting the Cautionary Tale: On George MacDonald’s “The Wise Woman”
    Per Klingberg
    Örebro University

    Navigating Enfreaked Disabilities in the Realms of Victorian Fairy Tales
    Victoria Phelps
    Saginaw Valley State University

    With Eyes both Brown and Blue: Making Monsters in Lost Girl
    Jeana Jorgensen
    Indiana University/Butler University

    3. (FTV/SF) Manufactured Women and Female Humanoids Oak
    Chair: Valérie Savard
    University of Alberta

    Manufactured Women and Duplicated Brides: A Frankensteinian Trope
    Aline Ferreira
    University of Aveiro

    Believing in the Future Eve: Ex Machina’s 19th Century Sources
    Ana Oancea
    Ohio Wesleyan University

    The Problematic Feminism of Rebuilding Seven of Nine’s Humanity
    Sarah Canfield
    Shenandoah University

    4. (VPAA/HL) What Scary Games are Made Of Dogwood
    Chair: Tom Reiss
    Independent Scholar

    Cosmic terror: from literature to video games
    Alina Corral & Elisabet Zúñiga
    University of Monterrey

    How to create a monster? (from a game design perspective)
    Sylvain Payen
    Concordia University, Champlain College Vermont

    Playing with Vision: Sight and Seeing as Narrative and Game Mechanics in Survival Horror
    Mads Haahr
    Trinity College Dublin

    5. (HL/FTV/VPAA) Frankenstein’s Other Faces Magnolia
    Chair: Eric G. Anderson
    George Mason University

    It Takes a Village to Teach a Monster: Teaching Frankenstein and its Descendants
    Rhonda Brock-Servais
    Longwood University

    On the Affect of Frankenstein Masks
    Taylor Hagood
    Florida Atlantic University

    Madness, Distortion, and Witness: The Rhetorics of Horror in Frankenstein Films
    Sheri Nicole Sorvillo
    George Mason University

    6. (SF) Fantastic Animals Captiva A
    Chair: Katherine Bishop
    Miyazaki International College

    The Alien at Home: Interspecies Communication in Hao Jingfang’s “Invisible Planets”
    Emily Olive Moore
    Brigham Young University

    Mammoth Speculations
    Matthew Chrulew
    Curtin University

    Dreaming of Liberation: Animals and Capitalist Modes of Exploitation in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Skye Cervone
    Florida Atlantic University

    7. (FTV/HL) The Births and Brides of Frankenstein Captiva B
    Chair: Louis Di Leo
    Florida Southern College

    Whose Bride Is She Anyway? Developing the Monstrous Feminine in Frankenstein Adaptations
    Kyle William Bishop
    Southern Utah University

    Unbridling the Bride: Feminism and Patriarchy in Penny Dreadful’s Frankenstein Narrative
    Jude Wright
    Quinnipiac University

    Exploring the Wound: Fecund Women and Monstrous Wombs in Fantastic Horror
    Patricia L. Grosse
    Drexel University

    8. Author Readings 1 Vista A
    Host: Greg Bechtel

    Maria Dahvana Headley
    Bryan Camp
    Nicola Griffith

    9. Author Readings 2 Vista B
    Host: Michael Hyde

    Will Ludwigsen
    Alethea Kontis
    Gregory Norman Bossert

    10. (FL) Fantasy and Liminality Vista C
    Chair: Andrew Barton
    Texas State University

    At the Threshold: Spatial Liminality in The Lord of the Rings
    Andrew Barton
    Texas State University

    Odysseus is a Nobody: Modern Epic Retelling in Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book
    Caroline Kidd
    Texas State University

    Totems of a Discarnate History”: Disruptions of Liminal Space in B. Catling’s The Vorrh
    Levi Herrera
    Texas State University

    11. (CYA/SF/HL) It’s Aliiiive?: Limitations on the Monstrous in YA Literature Belle Isle
    Chair: Wendy Fall
    Marquette University

    Stories are the Wildest Things of All: Arborescent Wisdom and Monstrous Truths in Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls and Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree
    Franziska Burstyn
    University of Siegen

    Creating a Monstrous Storyteller: Fear, Grief, and Catharsis in A Monster Calls
    Sarah Reanna Fish
    Collin College, Central Park Campus

    Frankenflirters: Mad Scientist Novels for Today’s Female Teen Readers
    Farran Norris Sands
    San Jacinto College


    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:00-8:00 p.m. IAFA Board Meeting Maple

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:00-8:30 p.m. Newcomer Meet-Up Captiva A/B
    Hosted by the Student Caucus

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:30-11:00 p.m. Opening Reception Capri

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:30-10:00 a.m.

    12. (IF/SF) Frankenstein’s Step(ford) Daughters: Sirens, Sex Dolls, and Cyborgs in German and Latin American Narrative and Film Cove
    Chair: Dale Knickerbocker
    Eastern Carolina University

    Frankenstein Fatale: Alraune and the Flaw of Fate
    Sharon Diane King
    UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    Mail-Order Brides of Frankenstein: Building Artificial Women in Latin American Sf (Sponsored by Plastisex©)
    Rachel Haywood Ferreira
    Iowa State University

    Sex and the Single Cyborg: Rewriting the Bride of Frankenstein in Brazil
    M. Elizabeth Ginway
    University of Florida

    13. (HL) Panel: Weird Tales and the Evolution of Weird Fiction Oak
    Moderator: Sean Moreland
    University of Ottawa

    Jeffrey Shanks, Southeast Archeological Center
    John Glover,Virginia Commonwealth University
    Nicole Emmelhainz, Christopher Newport University

    14. (VPAA) Politics in Play Dogwood
    Chair: Paweł Frelik
    Maria Curie-Sklodowska University

    Moral Dimensions of Political Agency: Lessons from Ocarina of Time for the Trumpian Era
    Christopher Schmersahl
    Palm Beach State College

    Monstrous Memory: To the Moon’s Digital Masculinity, Selective History, and Politics of Nostalgia
    Justin Cosner
    University of Iowa

    15. (HL/FTV/FL) Vivisecting the Creature(s) Maple
    Chair: Shannon Scott
    University of St. Thomas

    “Abhorred monster”: Naming the Creature in Frankenstein
    Jim Casey
    Arcadia University

    Mapping the Collective Body of Frankenstein’s Brides
    Carina Bissett
    Stonecoast/University of Southern Maine

    “Brides never fare well in stories” – Representations of authority and difference in Frankenstein rewritings and adaptations
    Anya Heise-von der Lippe
    Universität Tübingen / Freie Universität Berlin

    16. (HL/VPAA) Horror and/as Biological Adaptation Magnolia
    Chair: Sydney B. Duncan
    Frostburg State University

    Gothic Precursors: The Satiric Uncanny in the Early Eighteenth Century
    Dr. William J. Hamilton
    Neumann University

    Parasites of the mind: the horror of ecological adaptation
    Per Israelson
    Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University

    Creatures of Science and Horror: How Frankenstein-Inspired Graphic Novels Portray Monstrosity
    Essi Varis
    University of Jyvaskyla

    17. (SF/IF) 19th-Century Science Fictions Captiva A
    Chair: Brian Attebery
    Idaho State University

    Humor in Jules Verne’s SF
    Arthur B. Evans
    Science Fiction Studies/DePauw University

    All the Men are Dead: Nineteenth-Century Feminist Science Fiction
    Taryne Taylor
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    18. Panel: African Science Fiction Captiva B
    Moderator: Amy J. Ransom

    Geoff Ryman
    Alexis Brooks de Vita
    Ian Campbell
    Hugh C. O’Connell

    19. Author Readings 3 Vista A
    Host: Nick DiChario

    Lara Elena Donnelly
    Rick Wilber
    J. M. Sidorova

    20. Words and Worlds Poetry Vista B
    Host: Francis Auld

    Don Riggs
    Sandra Lindow
    Gina Wisker
    Marilyn Jurich
    Bernadette Bosky

    21. (FL) Religion and Fantasy Vista C
    Chair: Eric Reinders
    Emory University

    The “Shape” of the Imagination, in Chinese and English, in Religion and Fantasy
    Eric Reinders
    Emory University

    The Old Gods and the New: Functionality of Religions of Westeros in the World of George R. R. Martin
    Cathy Leogrande
    Le Moyne College

    (De) Colonizing Fairy Land: George MacDonald’s Phantastes
    John Pennington
    St. Norbert College

    22. (CYA/SF/VPAA) Remodified and Reimagined: Monstrosity and the Posthuman Belle Isle
    Chair: Emily Midkiff
    Independent Scholar

    Children of Monsters: Interpreting Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster in the YA Posthuman Age
    Gretchen Hohmeyer
    Simmons College

    Of Monsters and Transplantation: Renegotiating Frankensteinian Motifs in Young Adult Fiction
    Ruth Gehrmann
    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

    “A Man Chooses, and a Slave Obeys”: Mutant Children and Moral Choices in Videogames
    Emma Joy Reay
    University of Cambridge

    Coffee Break 10:00-10:30am Mezzanine and Ballroom Foyer
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    23. (IF/SF) Blurry Memories: The Fantastic Dystopias of Rosa Montero Cove
    Chair: Dale Knickerbocker
    East Carolina University

    Blurring the Lines of Memory in Temblor
    Kiersty Lemon-Rogers
    University of Kentucky

    The Colonization of Personal and Collective Memory in Rosa Montero’s Lágrimas en la lluvia (2011)
    Jacob Neely
    University of Kentucky

    Are You My Mother: When Goddess and Cyborg Collide
    Karisa Shiraki
    Brigham Young University

    24. (FTFN) Frankenstein and Retelling Fairy Tales Pine
    Chair: Abigail Heiniger
    Bluefield College

    Why is Dr. Frankenstein on Once Upon a Time?
    Christy Williams
    Hawaiʻi Pacific University

    Made Men Undone by the Word: Frankenstein’s Creature and Pinocchio
    Frances B. Auld
    State College of Florida

    The Brambles, the Spinner, and the Ungrateful Dwarf: Anti-Semitism in Early English Translations of the Grimms’ Kinder- und Hausmärchen
    Veronica Schanoes
    Queens College-City University of New York

    25. (FTV) Responsible Reading: Appropriations of Mary Shelley in Frankenstein, I Am Legend, and Stranger Things Oak
    Chair: Sean Nixon
    Independent Scholar

    On Being Mary Shelley’s Last Man: Radical Hospitality and the Face of the Other
    Chase Pielak
    Auburn University

    Scientists and Monsters in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend
    Angela Tenga
    Florida Institute of Technology

    Promethean Misconduct: Rebellion and the Multiverse in Stranger Things
    Deborah G. Christie
    Bryant & Stratton College

    26. (VPAA/HL) Playing Frankenstein Dogwood
    Chair: Concetta Bommarito
    Independent Scholar

    The True Monster: A Frankensteinian Undertale
    Jeffrey S. Bryan
    University of California: Irvine

    Moral Evaluations of Gothic, Frankensteinian Monsters in Gameplay Videos of Fallout 3
    Sari Piittinen
    University of Jyväskylä

    27. (HL/FL/SF) The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovecraft Maple
    Chair: Andrew P. Williams
    North Carolina Central University

    Reanimator: H. P. Lovecraft’s Modern Update of Victor Frankenstein
    Tracy Stone
    New Mexico Military Institute

    Queer Mathematics: Non-Euclidean Geometry in the Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft
    Daniel M. Look
    St. Lawrence University

    Lies, Damned Lies, and Eldritch Statistics: Toward a Quantitative Analysis of Lovecraft’s Literary Reputation
    John Glover
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    28. (HL/FTV) Reimagining Frankenstein in the Nuclear Age Magnolia
    Chair: Rhonda Brock-Servais
    Longwood University

    The Nuclear Gothic of Ishiro Honda’s “Frankenstein Versus Baragon” and “Frankenstein’s Monsters”
    Rebecca Stone Gordon
    American University

    “‘Amnesty”, “Speech Sounds”, and American Monstrosity in the Nuclear Age
    Amanda Hollander
    Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

    More than Just North Korea’s “Godzilla”: Juche Ideology in Shin Sang-ok’s “Pulgasari” (1985)
    Alexandra Leonzini
    Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

    29. (SF) Roundtable: Donna J. Haraway Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene Captiva A
    Moderator: Rebekah Sheldon
    Indiana University, Bloomington

    30. (SF) Other Science Fiction Matters Captiva B
    Chair: Joshua Danley Pearson
    University of California, Riverside

    Spiritualizing Techno-Culture: Decoding Mystical and Mundane Hacker Representations in G. Willow Wilson’s Alif the Unseen
    Edward Ardeneaux IV
    University of the Ozarks

    Einsteinian Traces: Einstein’s Denationalized Military and World in Sheckley’s “Specialist” and Herbert’s “Seed Stock”
    Ryan Thurmon
    Independent scholar

    31. Author Readings 4 Vista A
    Host: Stephen H. Segal

    Kathleen Ann Goonan
    Andy Duncan
    Jacob Weisman

    32. Author Readings 5 Vista B
    Host: Alethea Kontis

    Kij Johnson
    Arin Greenwood
    Shveta Thakrar

    33. (FL) Re-examining William Morris Vista C
    Chair: Benjamin Robertson
    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Morris’s The Earthly Paradise and the Fantasy of Escape
    Mark Scroggins
    Florida Atlantic University

    William Morris and the Counter-Tradition of Materialist Fantasy
    Timothy Murphy
    Oklahoma State University

    William Morris and the Rediscovery of the North
    C. W. Sullivan III
    Hollins University

    34. (CYA/SF/FL) Gender, Sexuality, and Monstrous YA Belle Isle
    Chair: Rodney Fierce
    Sonoma Academy

    “I Truly Had The Best Time Ever Creating This New Version”: Stephanie Meyer’s Controversial Gender-Swapped Book Life and Death
    Amanda Firestone
    The University of Tampa

    Stitched and Knitted Together: Horror, Romance, and the Monster-Hero Body
    Meghanne Flynn
    University of Cambridge, Homerton College

    Our Monstrous Selves: Queer Potential in Lee’s This Monstrous Thing and Spangler’s Beast
    Bryanna Tidmarsh
    Illinois State University


    Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:15-2:15 p.m.

    Guest of Honor Luncheon: Nike Sulway Grand Ballroom
    Host: Brian Atteberry


    Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:30-4:00 p.m.

    35. (IF/FTV) Border Crossing and Genre Branding in Global Film, TV and Literature Cove
    Chair: Karen Dollinger
    University of Pikeville

    Mary Shelley’s Monster Goes South: Masculinity, the Male Gaze, and Modern Mexican Film
    Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández and Claudia Schaefer
    University of Rochester

    The Productive Force of Spiritual Labor within Extractive Capitalism: Resistance Tactics of Indigenous Teleplay-Writing Auteurs in the Global Market for “Innovative” Fantastic Genre Brands
    Ida Yoshinaga
    University of Hawai’i-Mānoa

    Cannibalism and Biofobia: Not Only in the Movies, the Horror Wave in Contemporary Brazilian Literature
    Gabriela Andrade
    UCLA/Universidade Federal de Bahia

    36. (FTFN/CYA/IF) Reinscribing Folk Narratives Pine
    Chair: Per Klingberg
    Örebro University

    Necessary Baggage: Pinkney’s Retelling of Sam’s Wardrobe
    Gloria Respress-Churchwell
    Simmons College

    John Henry, Mo’olelo Ko’olau, and Embodied Redemptive Violence
    Derek J. Thiess
    University of North Georgia

    Adapting Oceanic Stories for Oceanic Youth: Bringing Hi|story into the Present to Negotiate Indigenous Futures
    Caryn Lesuma
    University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

    37. (FTV/VPAA) The Veil is Lifted, and We Behold the Bare Pillars of the World: Exposing the Principles of World-Building in SF Oak
    Chair: Haley Herfurth
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Challenges to Infinite Diversity, in Infinite Combinations, in Star Trek’s World-Building: Parodic Miscarriage, Fan Film Crackdown, and Complex Allegory
    Stefan “Steve” Rabitsch
    University of Graz

    “This is not how it happened”: Narrative Forking Paths, Paratextual Inconsistencies, and the Canon in Mass Effect
    Michael Fuchs
    University of Graz

    Chalmun’s Cantina: Transmedia Collaboration and the IP Farm in the Star Wars Franchise
    Sean Guynes
    Michigan State University

    38. (VPAA) Sinister Sounds Dogwood
    Chair: Renee T. Coulombe
    Banshee Media/Improvised Alchemy

    Magical Melodies and Hexatonic Harmonies: The Musically Uncanny in Lowell Liebermann’s Piano Nocturnes
    Ann M. DuHamel
    University of Minnesota – Morris

    Monstrosities of voice
    Malte Kobel
    Kingston University London

    Diabolus in Machina: Bruce Haack’s Electric Lucifer
    Nicholas C. Laudadio
    UNC Wilmington

    39. (SF) Frankenstein Radiating Maple
    Chair: Robert Cape
    Austin College

    Children of Frankenstein: The Utopian Dream of “The Modern Prometheus”
    David Farnell
    Fukuoka University (Fukuoka, Japan)

    The Reluctant Utopianism of Kurt Vonnegut; or, Frankenstein’s Kinder, More Public-Spirited Monster
    Jeffrey R. Villines
    University of Houston

    Greater Than His Nature Will Allow: A Survey of Reanimation, Resurrection, and Necromancy in Fiction since Frankenstein
    Jeanne H. Griggs
    Kenyon College

    40. (HL/FTV) The House on Horror Street: Domestic Horror and the Menace of Genre Magnolia
    Chair: Matthew Masucci
    State College of Florida, Venice Campus

    “I can get you anytime I want”: Complicating “Disability” in Flanagan and Siegel’s Hush
    Amy Branam Armiento
    Frostburg State University

    “….This gloomy kind of story:” Shirley Jackson’s House Stories and the Literary Tradition of the Contes Cruels
    Kevin Knott
    Frostburg State University

    Architectural Horror: Mormama and Wylding Hall
    Sydney B. Duncan
    Frostburg State University

    41. (SF) (Re-)Reading Frankenstein Captiva A
    Chair: Terry Harpold
    University of Florida

    Frankenstein and/as Dream Research
    Brian Attebery
    Idaho State University

    Frankenstein and Me, an Academic Memoir
    John Rieder
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Publishing Without Patriarchal Influence? An Examination of the Earliest Drafts of Frankenstein
    Amy L. Kozina
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    42. Panel: Teaching Genre Fiction (SCIAFA) Captiva B
    Moderator: Amanda Rudd

    A.P. Canavan, Independent Scholar
    Daniel Creed, Florida Atlantic University
    Valorie Ebert, Broward College
    Kij Johnson, Author

    43. Author Readings 6 Vista A
    Host: Mari Ness

    Nisi Shawl
    Sam T. Miller
    Theodora Goss

    44. Creative Panel 1: What can SFWA do for you? Vista B
    Moderator: Terra LeMay

    Kate Baker
    Cat Rambo
    Andy Duncan
    Suzanne Church
    Sarah Pinsker

    45. (FL) Of Gods, Death, Gladstone, and Morgan Vista C
    Chair: Cathy Leogrande
    Le Moyne College

    Unconscious Gods and the Return of Belief in Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence
    Peter Melville
    University of Winnipeg

    More Trouble Than They Were Worth: Three Examinations of Deicide in Fantasy Literature
    Charles Allison
    Freelance Writer/Editor

    “Now there was only Death”: The Aftermath of Fantasy in A Land Fit For Heroes
    Benjamin J. Robertson
    University of Colorado, Boulder

    46. (SF/FTV/HL/FL) Colonialism and the Patriarchy in YA Narratives Belle Isle
    Chair: Christyl Rosewater
    Hollins University

    Penny Dreadful’s Victor Frankenstein as Patriarchal and Colonial Oppressor
    Joseph Schaub
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    The Euphemism of Rebellion: Ally Condie’s Matched Trilogy and the Reinforcement of Patriarchal, Heteronormative Structures
    Jaime DeTour
    Kansas State University

    History of Magic in North America and Wizarding Schools: Reproducing British Imperialism and the Colonial Attitudes in J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore Texts
    Roxana Loza
    University of Texas

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:15-5:45 p.m.

    47. (SF) New Frankensteins Cove
    Chair: Stina Attebery
    University of California, Riverside

    Anne McCaffrey’s Frankenstein: Restoree
    Audrey Taylor
    Midway University

    Reckoning with Monstrosity in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne
    Jason Embry
    Georgia Gwinnett College

    “A creature built […] from shadow and hardware”: Peter Watts’s Frankensteinian Figures
    Dominick Grace
    Brescia University College

    48. (FTFN) Revisiting the Monster Bridegroom and Female Agency Pine
    Chair: Kacey L. Doran
    Rutgers University – Camden

    Revival and Reversal: The Rise of America’s Robber Bridegroom
    Abigail Heiniger
    Bluefield College

    The Beauty of Feminism, the Beast of Patriarchy: Investigating Subversive Retellings
    Nivair H. Gabriel
    Simmons College

    Bluebeard or Beast?: Gothic and Fairy Tale Influences on Popular Romance
    Linda J. Lee
    University of Pennsylvania

    49. (FTV) Queer SF / Performing Gender Oak
    Chair: Patricia L. Grosse
    Drexel University

    Frankenstein’s Monster Swipes Right: Homosociality and Collaborative Masculinity in The Librarians
    Chelsea Clarey
    Clemson University

    Testosterone Overdose: Grendel as Monstrous Masculinity in Beowulf Films
    A. Keith Kelly
    Georgia Gwinnett College

    Queer Futures in a Black Mirror: Reality, Sexuality, and Technology in “San Junipero”
    Rory Sharp
    New College of Florida

    50. (VPAA/FTV) Fan(tastic) Fics Dogwood
    Chair: Eve Smith
    Liverpool John Moores University

    (Re)Figuring the Heroic Body: Disability, Trauma and Autonomy in Fanfiction of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe
    Nicola R. Govocek
    Temple University

    Who Should Queen Elsa Love? Frozen Fanfiction and the (Queer) Romance Plot
    Eva Wijman
    Umeå University

    They Went There: Penny Dreadful as Fan Fiction, Fan Service, Fan Text
    Sarah G. Carpenter
    George Mason University

    51. (FL) Curating Frankenstein Maple
    Moderator: Valorie Ebert
    Broward College

    J. J. Jacobson, University of California, Riverside library
    Peter Balestrieri, University of Iowa library

    52. (HL/IF/FL) Horror without Borders Magnolia
    Chair: Alexandra Leonzini
    Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

    Reimagining Colonized Spaces: Decolonial Queer Ecologies in Fantastic Fiction
    Luke Chwala
    Duquesne University

    Bodies and Borders: Postcolonial Horror and Ideological Decolonization
    Wesley Tyler Johnson
    Pasco Hernando State College

    Ghosts and Monsters: the Arctic in Speculative and Horror Fiction
    Maria Lindgren Leavenworth
    Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, Sweden

    53. (VPAA) Panel: Frankenstein in Two Dimensions: Artificial Humans in Comics Captiva A
    Moderator: Kevin J. Maroney
    New York Review of Science Fiction

    Bernadette L. Bosky
    Bryan Dietrich
    P. Andrew Miller
    Albert Wendland

    54. (FL) Panel: Theorizing the Genre – Fantastic Memories Captiva B
    Moderator: Daniel Creed
    Florida Atlantic University

    Fred Botting, Kingston University London
    Jennifer Cox, University of Idaho, Pocatello
    Stefan Ekman, University of Gothenburg
    Ian C. Esselmont, Author
    Regina Hansen, Boston University

    55. Author Readings 7 Vista A
    Host: F. Brett Cox

    John Chu
    Albert Wendland
    Steven Erikson

    56. Creative Panel 2: Gender and Sexuality in Speculative Fiction Vista B
    Mod.: Alyc Helms

    Eugene Fischer
    Keffy R. M. Kehrli
    David D. Levine
    Brit Mandelo
    Isabel Yap

    57. (FL) Robert E. Howard’s Sword and Sorcery Vista C
    Chair: Matt Oliver
    Campbellsville University

    Gods of the North: Nordicist Mythology and Racialist Anthropology in the World-Building of Robert E. Howard
    Jeffrey Shanks
    Southeast Archeological Center

    Cosmic Dimensions and Ancient Times: H. P. Lovecraft’s Influence on Robert E. Howard’s Concept of ‘Time’ and its Depiction in Robert E. Howard’s Fantastic Stories
    Dierk Günther
    Tokushima University, Japan

    Swords and Chronomancy: Robert E. Howard, Poul Anderson, and the Poetics of Eternity
    Jason Ray Carney
    Christopher Newport University

    58. (CYA/SF) Panel: Mary Shelley’s Inheritors: Modern Representations of Speculative Fiction’s Gendered History Belle Isle
    Moderator: Amanda Firestone
    The University of Tampa

    Kate L. Fedewa, Michigan State University
    Sarah E. Gibbons, Michigan State University

    Thursday, March 15, 2018
    6:00-7:00 p.m.
    IAFA Business Meeting Captiva A/B

    7:15-8:15 p.m.
    Division Head Meeting Board Room B

    8:30-9:30 p.m.
    Guest of Honor Speech: John Kessel: Mary, Jane, and Me Capri
    Host: Andy Duncan

    9:45-10:45 pm
    Jon Kessel Reception Capri

    SF Short Film Block – selections curated by Ritch Calvin and Paweł Frelik Capri


    Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00 a.m.
    JFA Business Meeting Boardroom B

    Friday, March 16, 2018 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

    59. (IF/SF/VPAA) Revenants International: Representing Unsettled Bodies across Time and Space Cove
    Chair: Karin Myhre
    University of Georgia

    Science and the Supernatural: Restoring Life in Paul Féval’s La Ville-vampire
    W. Bradley Holley
    Georgia Southern University

    Female Bodies and Unearthly Thieves: Changing the Context of Spain’s Early Twentieth-Century Gender Debates in Fiction by Angeles Vicente and Rafael López de Haro
    James A. Wojtaszek
    University of Minnesota-Morris

    The Erotic Dead: Archipelagic Identity, Cyborgs and Living Death in Walcott and Heaney
    Kristy Eagar
    Brigham Young University

    60. (FTV) Spider-man: Homecoming and Science as Magic Pine
    Chair: Kyle William Bishop
    Southern Utah University

    Ragged Peter; or, Repurposing Horatio Alger’s Wealthy Mentor in Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Mark T. Decker
    Bloomsburg University

    As Not Seen On TV: Science’s New Role in Popular Media
    Clair McLafferty
    Independent Scholar

    61. (FTV) Disability in Marvel Films and Dystopian Television Oak
    Chair: Kayley Thomas
    University of Florida

    How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up? The Marvel Universe’s Disappearing Disabilities
    Kelly Kane
    Iowa State University

    The Redefinition of Fertility as Disability in The Handmaid’s Tale
    Jordan Meyerl
    Arcadia University

    Zombies as a Metaphor for Disability in BBC’s In the Flesh
    Jennifer Brown
    Arcadia University

    62. SCIAFA Writing Workshop Dogwood
    Host: Paweł Frelik

    63. (FTV/SF) Star Wars and Star Trek Maple
    Chair: Charles Cuthbertson
    Palm Beach State College

    “I find your lack of faith disturbing”: Lessons on Law and Religion from a Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Louis Di Leo
    Florida Southern College

    Star Trek after Discovery
    Gerry Canavan
    Marquette University

    Noonian Soong; or, the (New) Modern Prometheus: Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Data and Lore and the Definition of Monstrosity
    Haley Herfurth
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    64. (HL/VPAA) Blood in the Gutter: Horror and/in Comics Magnolia
    Chair: Robert D’Errico
    Algonquin College

    Carl & Lydia: A Posthuman Love Story in The Walking Dead
    Anelise Farris
    Idaho State University

    Zombie Apocalypse and Murder Mysteries: Gothic Re-Imaginings of the Archie Comics Universe
    Enrique Ajuria Ibarra
    Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)

    “…And you bastards ain’t never gonna break me”: Feminist Subversions of Abjection and Exploitation in The Handmaid’s Tale and Bitch Planet
    Cailin Flannery Roles
    Kansas State University

    65. (SF) Frankenstein Rippling Captiva A
    Chair: Sandra Lindow
    Independent scholar

    Ripples and Rebounds—Tracing the Influence of Frankenstein
    Alison Bedford
    University of Southern Queensland

    The Offspring We Don’t Talk About: Enlightenment and Gothicism in James Morrow’s Frankenstein Narratives, The Last Witchfinder and The Philosopher’s Apprentice
    Simone Caroti
    Full Sail University

    Prometheus, or the New Frankenstein in Science Fiction
    Robert Cape
    Austin College

    66. (SF/VPAA) Panel: Franken-Fashion Captiva B
    Moderator: Emily Jiang
    Invited Artist

    Kathryn Allan, Independent Scholar
    Stina Attebery, University of California, Riverside
    Jaymee Goh, Independent Scholar
    Fran Wilde, Author

    67. Author Readings 8 Vista A
    Host: Jean Lorrah

    Nick DiChario
    Joyce Chng
    Judith Berman

    68. Artistic Presentations Vista B
    Host: David M. Higgins

    Charles Vess
    Tenea D. Johnson
    lewis lain

    69. (FL) A Song of Liberation and Fire Vista C
    Chair: Kim Wickham
    University of Rhode Island

    I Should Like to See a Dragon; Modality and Dispossession in A Song of Ice and Fire
    Joseph Young
    University of Otago

    The Silver Queen’: U.S. Imperialism and A Song of Ice and Fire
    Rachel Hartnett
    University of Florida

    The Fantasy of the American Liberator: Neocolonialism in Graceling Realm trilogy
    Samantha Baugus
    University of Florida

    70. (CYA/FTV/FL) Agency and Childhood Identity in the Long 19th Century Belle Isle
    Chair: Rodney Fierce
    Sonoma Academy

    Everyone is Watching, Act Normal: Panopticism in the Works of Carroll and Barrie
    Kathryn Hall
    Kansas State University

    Santa Fantasies for Children in the Long Nineteenth Century and Today
    Eugene Giddens
    Anglia Ruskin University

    “This Only Goes to Show What Little People Can Do”: Childhood and Agency in Les Miserables
    Olivia Bushardt
    University of Southern Mississippi


    Coffee Break 10:00-10:30am Mezzanine and Ballroom Foyer


    Friday, March 16, 2018 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    71. (IF) Panel: Decolonizing Fantastic Storytelling: A Cross-Genre Discussion and Workshop Cove
    Moderator: Ida Yoshinaga
    University of Hawai’i-Mānoa

    Grace L. Dillon, Portland State University
    Lynette James, Independent Scholar
    Caryn Lesuma, University of Hawai`i-Mānoa
    Taryne Taylor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    72. (FTFN) Panel: Frankenstein and Folklore Pine
    Moderator: Cristina Bacchilega
    University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa

    Brittany Warman, The Ohio State University
    Jeana Jorgensen, Butler University
    Veronica Schanoes, Queens College-CUNY
    Jared Jones, Ohio State University

    73. (FTV) The Feminist Legacy of Frankenstein Oak
    Chair: Clair McLafferty
    Independent Scholar

    Time Will Tell: 12 Monkeys and Echoes of Frankenstein
    Lisa Macklem
    The University of Western Ontario

    “Crazy for the Flesh”: Love, “Mad Science,” and Monstrosity in The Fly
    Kathryn Allan
    Independent Scholar

    Freak Show Frankenstein: American Horror Story’s Elsa Mars as Palimpsestuous Icon of Monstrosity
    Jennifer K. Cox
    Idaho State University

    74. (VPAA) Game Theory Deluxe: Neocolonialism, Lovecraft and Russian Formalism Dogwood
    Chair: Kenton Taylor Howard
    University of Central Florida

    “All your base are belong to us”: Neocolonialism and New Empire in Science Fiction Video Games
    Paweł Frelik
    Maria Curie-Sklodowska University

    “I am not your legend. Your legend does not exist.”: The Unlikely Lovecraft in Shadow of the Colossus and Doki Doki Literature Club
    Concetta Bommarito
    Independent Scholar

    It’s not Easy Having a Good Time: Video Games, Difficulty and Russian Formalism
    Tom Reiss
    Independent Scholar

    75. (SF) Utopias and Dystopias Maple
    Chair: Kristina Baudemann
    University of Flensburg

    “Stamping on a Human Face Forever”: Punishment and the Body in Dystopian Fiction
    Amandine Faucheux
    Louisiana State University

    Dancing for Death: Sterilization as Apocalypse in Roger Zelazny’s “A Rose for Ecclesiastes”
    Rebecca McNulty
    University of Florida

    Anthropological/Science/Fiction: Michael Bishop’s Transfigurations
    Joe Sanders
    Shadetree Scholar

    76. (HL) Mary Shelley’s Precursors and Other Progeny Magnolia
    Chair: Mark A. Fabrizi
    Eastern Connecticut State University

    “Pizarro” as a Gothic Villain
    Jun Ichikawa
    Nippon Sport Science University

    Gothic Deformations: The Dwarf as Horror in Mary Shelley’s “Transformation” and Elizabeth Gaskell’s “Curious if True”
    Matthew Masucci
    State College of Florida, Venice Campus

    77. Author Readings 9 Vista A
    Host: Neil Clarke

    Madeleine E. Robins
    Jaymee Goh
    Maurice Broaddus

    78. Creative Panel 3: How Adaptation Transforms Narratives Vista B
    Mod.: James Patrick Kelly

    Therese Fowler
    Ted Chiang
    John Kessel
    Karen Joy Fowler
    Kelley Eskridge

    79. (FL) Genreflexive Feminism in Fantasy Vista C
    Chair: Dennis Wilson Wise
    University of Arizona

    “Other things I know”: Metafiction and Supernaturalism in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea
    Alexandra Oxner
    Vanderbilt University

    “Roads were made for Young Men”: The Female Hero in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Paladin of Souls
    Kim Wickham
    University of Rhode Island

    “And Others”: Women, Science, and History in Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons
    Megan Suttie
    McMaster University

    80. (FL) Crafting the Fantastic Experience Belle Isle
    Chair: Stefan Ekman
    University of Gothenburg

    “What I Do Not Recall I Shall Invent”: Frame Narratives, Literal Metaphors, and Irony in Epic Fantasy
    Matthew Oliver
    Campbellsville University

    Transgressing the Inevitable Present: Confabulation and Discovery in Fantasy
    Daniel Creed
    Florida Atlantic University

    It Feels So Real – What Constitutes our Emotive Response to Fantasy
    Tereza Dědinová
    Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic


    Friday, March 16, 2015 12:15-2:15 p.m.

    Guest Scholar Luncheon: Fred Botting, Humanism to Trashumanism: Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) in Frankenstein (Bernard Rose) Grand Ballroom
    Host: Anya Heise-von der Lippe


    Friday, March 16, 2018 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    81. (IF) Spanish and Cuban Takes on Fantastic Genres Cove
    Chair: Ian Campbell
    Georgia State University

    A Tale of Two Spains: Eduardo Vaquerizo’s Minds of Night and Ice
    Dale Knickerbocker
    East Carolina University

    Daína Chaviano’s Gata encerrada as Portal Fantasy
    Karen Dollinger
    University of Pikeville

    Lazarillo de Tormes and Rhetorical Paradox
    Robin McAllister
    Sacred Heart University

    82. (FTFN/FL) Fiction Roundtable: Theodora Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Pine
    Moderator: Sara Cleto
    The Ohio State University

    Theodora Goss, Boston University

    83. (FTV) The Intertextual Legacy of Frankenstein Oak
    Chair: Chase Pielak
    Auburn University

    Promethean Pairings: Scientific and Creative Vision in Frankenstein and Jurassic Park
    Cassandra Bausman
    Trine University

    Beyond Adaptation: Unpacking the Frankenstein Mythos in The X-Files Episode “The Post-Modern Prometheus”
    Sarah Bea Milner
    Trent University

    “Strangely are our Souls Constructed”: Frankenstein, Intertextual Identity, and Michael Fassbender’s David and Magneto
    Kayley Thomas
    University of Florida

    84. (VPAA) Dark and Broken Beats Dogwood
    Chair: Nicholas C. Laudadio
    UNC Wilmington

    Isabella van Elferen
    Kingston University London

    “We are not a conquered people:” Broken Beats and Indigenous Futurologies in A Tribe Called Red’s Halluci Nation
    Renee T. Coulombe
    Banshee Media/Improvised Alchemy

    85. (SF) Panel: Speculative Vegetation: Plants in Science Fiction Maple
    Moderator: Katherine Bishop
    Miyazaki International College

    Graham J. Murphy, Seneca College
    Brittany Roberts, University of California, Riverside
    Alison Sperling, Santa Clara University
    Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University

    86. (HL) Horror and the Medicalization of the Body Magnolia
    Chair: Amy Branam Armiento
    Frostburg State University

    Stitched: Frankensteinian Explorations of Medicine in Tanya Huff’s Blood Pact
    Derek Newman-Stille
    Trent University

    “Female Freaks: Gendered Monstrosity in the Hands of Science”
    Shannon Scott
    University of St. Thomas

    Who Are You and What Have You Done with My Mother? Uncovering the Demon in Dementia
    Robert D’Errico
    Algonquin College

    87. Author Readings 10 Vista A
    Host: Jeanne Beckwith

    Anna Kashina
    Ben Loory

    88. Author Readings 11 Vista B
    Host: Brooke Bolander

    Geoff Ryman
    Joe Haldeman
    Ann Leckie

    89. (FL) Escaping the Inklings Vista C
    Chair: W. A. Senior
    Independent Scholar

    Mythopoeia at Work: The Shared Universe of Lewis and Tolkien
    Elisabeth Wilk
    Hollins University

    Lord of the Rings: The Binding Power of the One Ring through Anglo-Saxon Hierarchy
    Lauren Schopf
    Arcadia University

    “It is difficult to blame it, unless it fails”: Escapism and Dismissal in Speculative Fiction
    Liamog Drislane
    Fairleigh Dickinson University

    90. (CYA/FTV/FL) Who’s This Made For?: Audience, Interaction, and Relationships in Children’s Entertainment Belle Isle
    Chair: C. W Sullivan III
    Hollins University

    Toying with Monsters: Adult’s Play in Childhood Culture
    Zoe Jaques
    University of Cambridge

    Trauma and Restorative Power of the Feminine in Moana, Maleficent, and Frozen
    Jessica Stanley Neterer
    John Tyler Community College


    Friday, March 16, 2018 4:15-5:45 p.m.

    91. (IF/H) (Post-)Colonialism and Patriarchy in Non-Western SF Cove
    Chair: Sharon Diane King
    UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    The Lingering Effects of Colonialism on Modern Philippine Speculative Fiction
    Lew Andrada
    University of Southern Maine

    Non-conquering Explorers: Space Travel in Indian Science Fiction
    Suparno Banerjee
    Texas State University

    A Picnic by the Artificial Womb: The Estrangement of Patriarchy through Reproduction in Three Arabic Sf Novels
    Ian Campbell
    Georgia State University

    92. (FTV) Making SF and Fantasy Television Pine
    Chair: Gerry Canavan
    Marquette University

    Weirding the Outside: The OA and the New Weird
    Steen Christiansen
    Aalborg University

    Let Me Tell You a Story: Mr. Nancy’s Narrative Therapy and Critical Pedagogy in Starz’s American Gods
    Novella Brooks de Vita
    Texas Southern University

    93. (FTV/SF) Theories of the Real and Ideal in SF Film and Television Oak
    Chair: Stefan “Steve” Rabitsch
    University of Graz

    “How can I go back to pretending…?”: On the Fictional and the Real in Westworld (2016)
    Grant Dempsey
    University of Western Ontario

    Documenting Utopia: The Nonfiction Films of Defa-Futurum
    Simon Spiegel
    University of Zurich

    The Real Thing, the Movie Thing, and the Cinematic Gaze: Kuttner, Barnes, and the Movies
    J. P. Telotte
    Georgia Tech

    94. (SF) Science Fiction and Politics Maple
    Chair: Hugh Charles O’Connell
    University of Massachusetts Boston

    Bizzaro Victimhood: Reverse Colonization and Imperial Fantasy
    David M. Higgins
    Inver Hills College

    Catching the “Fallen” Demos: Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism, and Decadent Democracy in Morrison and Porter’s JLA
    Joshua Danley Pearson
    University of California, Riverside

    What Women Do Is Survive—Revisiting Tiptree, Russ, and Atwood in the Era of Trump, Cosby, and Weinstein
    Alayne Peterson
    University of Wisconsin, Fond du Lac

    “What is?”: Gold Fame Citrus’s Climate Crises of Language
    Terry Harpold
    University of Florida

    95. (HL) Theorizing Horror and Monstrosity Magnolia
    Chair: Eric D. Smith
    University of Alabama-Huntsville

    “I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch”: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the Trend of the Sympathetic Monster
    Nicole Aceto
    Duquesne University McAnulty Graduate School of the Liberal Arts

    Supernatural Horror and Religious Experience: An Historical Sketch
    James C. McGlothlin
    Bethlehem College & Seminary

    Transcending the Metaphor of Horror: Teaching Critical Literacy through Horror
    Mark A. Fabrizi
    Eastern Connecticut State University

    96. (SF) Frankensteinian Monsters Captiva A
    Chair: John Rieder
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Frankenstein’s Legacy: The Nature of Monster Versus Man in Science Fiction
    Brandy Eileen Allatt
    Independent scholar

    For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned: Monstrous Self-Disclosure in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, John Gardner’s Grendel and Octavia Butler’s Fledgling
    David G. Schappert
    Director of Library Services, Marywood University

    Frankensteins’ Monsters’ Monsters
    Stan Hunter Kranc
    Pennsylvania State University

    97. (VPAA) Roundtable: How to Present the History of Digital Games: Enthusiast, Emancipatory, Genealogical, and Pathological Approaches Captiva B
    Moderator: Tom Reiss
    Independent Scholar

    98. Author Readings 12 Vista A
    Host: Paul Tremblay

    Ellen Klages
    Michael Arnzen
    Max Gladstone

    99. Creative Panel 4: Power, Politics, and Speculative Fiction Vista B
    Moderator: Stephanie Feldman

    Fran Wilde
    Sam J. Miller
    Sally Grotta
    Mary Anne Mohanraj

    100. (FL) Reasoning with Donaldson and Drinking with Kay Vista C
    Chair: Joseph Young
    University of Otago

    Reasoning with Evil: Stephen R. Donaldson’s Covenant Novels
    W. A. Senior
    Independent Scholar

    Gender Violence and Feminist Thought in Stephen R. Donaldson’s “Reave the Just”
    Dennis Wilson Wise
    University of Arizona

    “It’s the Black Boar Tonight, My Friends”: Drinking and Drinking Places in Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Fionavar Tapestry
    Mark Buchanan
    York University

    101. (CYA/HL/FL/FTFN) The Monstrous Feminine: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body in YA Fantasy and Horror Belle Isle
    Chair: Susan M. Strayer
    Ohio State University

    “You Had Milk; I had Science”: Gender Resistance, Reanimation, and the Fantastic in Seanan McGuire’s Down among the Sticks and Bones
    Megan MacAlystre
    Clemson University

    London as Frankenstein, Monster, and Inventor: The Feminine Monstrosity of London in YA Fiction
    Madison McLeod
    University of Cambridge

    The Monsters among Us: Alternatively Rejecting, Embodying, and Overcoming Monstrosity in Frankenstein, “The New Boyfriend,” and Nimona
    Jeannie Coutant
    Simmons College

    Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Student Caucus Meeting Captiva A

    Friday, March 16, 2018 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    Lord Ruthven Assembly Captiva B

    Friday, March 16, 2018 8:30-9:30 p.m.
    8:30 Guest of Honor Readings: Nike Sulway and John Kessel Capri

    Friday, March 16, 2018 9:45-10:45 p.m.
    ICFA Flash Play Festival III: Unfashioned Creatures…Half Made Up Capri
    Directed by Carrie J. Cole and Kelli Shermeyer
    Hosted by John Kessel
    Written and performed by the authors, editors, and scholars of IAFA


    Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:00

    Clone with Joan Breakfast Restaurant
    From spider silk Adidas shoes, to Zika virus treating brain tumors, we discuss the latest real biology too bizarre for science fiction. Join us for a breakfast discussion with award-winning SF author and biologist Joan Slonczewski (participants are responsible for their own breakfast costs). Limited spaces are available; please sign up at the registration desk.

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:30-10:00 a.m.

    102. (IF) Fantastic Motifs and Monsters in Eastern and Western Classics Cove
    Chair: Suparno Banerjee
    Texas State University

    Embodying the Demonic and the Divine in Chinese Painting
    Karin Myhre
    University of Georgia

    The Fairy-Tale Motif of “The Animal Left Behind” in Classical Literature
    Debbie Felton
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst

    Unhelpful Monsters: Designed Beings and Unforeseen Consequences in Stanslaw Lem’s Cyberiad
    Andrés García-Londoño
    University of Pennsylvania

    103. (FTFN/CYA) Examining Childhood through Folk Narratives Pine
    Chair: Gloria Respress-Churchwell
    Simmons College

    Know your Enemy: Contradictory Elements Find Synthesis in The Kingdom of Little Wounds
    Cora Jaeger
    Kansas State University

    Little Red Riding Hood and Her Fellow Wolves: A Classic Story Exposes Fears around Children
    Kacey L. Doran
    Rutgers University – Camden

    “The Elf on the Shelf” and the Commodification of Imagination
    Regina Hansen
    Boston University

    104. (FTV/SF) “I’ve seen things, now let’s talk about them”: A Roundtable Discussion on Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 Oak
    Moderator: Rebecca Stone Gordon
    American University

    Sherryl Vint, UC Riverside
    Simon Spiegel, University of Zurich
    Paweł Frelik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
    Amy J. Ransom, Central Michigan University

    105. (VPAA) Graphic East/West Dogwood
    Chair: Eva Wijman
    Umeå University

    Out and Super: Fifty-Five Years of Inconsistent LGBT Representation in Marvel Comics
    Sean Robinson
    Plymouth State University

    Lovecraft Whirling into Ito: Spirality and Cosmic Horror in Uzumaki
    Sean Moreland
    University of Ottawa

    The Fantastic Origins of Odilon Redon
    Natalie Deam
    Stanford University

    106. (VPAA) Panel: Podcast Revolution: Audio Drama as a Re-emergent Literary and Performative Format for Speculative Fiction Maple
    Moderator: Marco Palmieri
    Tor Books / Tor Labs

    Jennifer Gunnels, Tor Books
    Carrie J. Cole, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Karen Hellekson, Transformative Works and Cultures
    Andrea Hairston, Chrysalis Theatre

    107. (HL/FL/FTV) Beyond the Monstrous Feminine Magnolia
    Chair: Amanda Hollander
    Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

    “Not your Creature”: celebrating rebellious puppets, dolls, fictional figures and monstrous energies in Angela Carter’s ‘The Loves of Lady Purple’(1974),The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr Fox (2011 ) and “Is Your Blood as Red as This?”(2016).
    Gina Wisker
    University of Brighton

    Independent America has Mommy Issues: A Study of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Black Mirror’s “Playtest”
    Noran R. Amin
    Idaho State University

    Monsters, Feminism, and the Horror Boom of the 1970s
    Andrew P. Williams
    North Carolina Central University

    108. (SF/IF) Indigenous Futures Captiva A
    Chair: Graham J. Murphy
    Seneca College

    “Being a werewolf isn’t just teeth and claws”: Indigenous Futurisms and the Monstrous
    Kristina Baudemann
    University of Flensburg

    Oil, Water, and Lightning: Theorizing Indigenous New Materialisms in Thunderbird Strike
    Stina Attebery
    University of California, Riverside

    109. (SF) Robots Captiva B
    Chair: Jason Embry
    Georgia Gwinnett College

    The Influence of Early Science Fiction on Cultural Views and Portrayals of Robots
    Joelle Renstrom
    Boston University

    Atom, Baymax, Colossus, Data: Bringing Order to Robot Stories
    Lauren Liebowitz
    Bucknell University

    Artificial Eloquence: Computer-Based Analysis of Human and Robotic Dialogue in Classic Science Fiction
    Claire Cahoon
    Ithaca College

    110. Author Readings 13 Vista A
    Host: Lisa Lanser Rose

    Eileen Gunn
    Dell Award Winner
    Daryl J. Gregory

    111. Creative Panel 5: Brave New World 201 (Speculative Publishing) Vista B
    Moderator: Jennifer Stevenson

    Cecelia Tan
    Julia Rios
    Michael Damian Thomas
    Sandra McDonald

    112. (FL) Frankly Milton Vista C
    Chair: John Pennington
    St. Norbert College

    Faith: Milton::Doubt: Shelley–Paradise Lost in Frankenstein
    Scott D. Vander Ploeg
    Madisonville Community College

    Romantic Sympathies: Frankenstein’s creature as Satan, Adam, and Eve.
    Eric Riddle
    Oklahoma State University

    113. (CYA/SF) Science Fiction as Children’s Educational Teaching Tool Belle Isle
    Chair: Amanda Firestone
    The University of Tampa

    The Race for the Moon: Space Race Childhood in Highlights for Children Magazine
    Susan M. Strayer
    The Ohio State University

    “Unless They Put a BRAIN Inside Its Head”: Robots and Al in Children’s Fiction
    Emily Midkiff
    Independent Scholar

    Robots and Al in Middle-Grade Science Fiction
    Eric Otto
    Florida Gulf Coast University

    Coffee Break 10:00-10:30am Mezzanine and Ballroom Foyer
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:30-12:00 a.m.

    114. Coping in Today’s Job Market: How to Find a Job Cove
    Part 1: Preparing your Documents
    Kathryn Hume, Penn State University, emerita: applying at large research-focused universities
    Mark Decker, Bloomsburg University: applying at teaching-focused universities

    115. (FTV) Stranger Things, Orphan Black, and Female POV in Horror Cinema Pine
    Chair: Lisa Macklem
    The University of Western Ontario

    Stranger Things on Riemann Surfaces
    Sean Nixon
    Independent Scholar

    Poor Copies: The Violent Creatures of Orphan Black
    Kathleen Kellett
    Independent Scholar

    Returning Their Gaze: The Need for More Horror Media from a Female POV
    Elsa M Carruthers and Rhonda Jackson Joseph
    Lone Star College

    116. (FTV) (Not)Seeing and (Not)Hearing on Film Oak
    Chair: Steven Holmes
    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Deckard’s Piano: The Use of Diegetic Music in the Blade Runner Films
    Charles Cuthbertson
    Palm Beach State College

    “I have seen things you people wouldn’t believe”: Sight and Blindness in Blade Runner and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
    Christian Dickinson
    Baylor University

    Silent Symphonies of the Fantastic: Silence and Sound in the Films of David Lynch
    Sven Raeymaekers
    Kingston University London

    117. (VPAA) All the World’s an Evolving Retro-Futuristic Posthuman Stage Dogwood
    Chair: Daryl Ritchot
    University of British Columbia Okanagan and Okanagan College

    The Future is Fey: Towards a Posthuman Dramaturgy in Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker
    Kelli Shermeyer
    University of Virginia

    Tor Lab’s Steal the Stars and Speculations on the Retro/Future of Podcast Theatre and Publishing
    Carrie J. Cole
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Giving Ariel Back her Voice: The Little Mermaid’s Evolution from Film to Stage
    Charles J. Yow
    University of Southern Mississippi

    118. (FL) History, Adaptation, and Golems Maple
    Chair: Samantha Baugus
    University of Florida

    Transposing monsters: Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad
    Amy Christmas
    Qatar University

    “Master, Command Me”: Golem and Creator in Chabon, Wecker, and Almond
    Jonna Gjevre

    History with Magic…and the Patriarchy: An Examination of Female Empowerment in Historical Fantasies of the British Regency Era
    Kelsey Olesen

    119. (HL/VPAA) Transmedial Horrors! Magnolia
    Chair: Rebecca Stone Gordon
    American University

    LaValle’s “Destroyer”: A Creature for Today
    Robert Lynch and Sonja Lynch
    Longwood University, Wartburg College

    Literary Demons: Unraveling Julian Karswell’s Bookish Curse in Night of the Demon
    Michael Furlong
    University of Central Florida

    Undead on Life Support: Patchwork Girl, Airship Dracula, and New Media Obsolescence
    Robin Whittle
    Independent scholar

    120. (SF) It’s Alive: Non-Human Modes of Being Captiva A
    Chair: Paweł Frelik
    Maria Curie-Skłodowska University

    Vegetal Time in Nineteenth-Century Econoir
    Katherine Bishop
    Miyazaki International College

    The Question of the Vegetal, the Animal, the Archive in Queen City Jazz
    Graham J. Murphy
    Seneca College

    Two Vitalisms: On Clifford Simak’s “Shadow Show”
    Steven Shaviro
    Wayne State University

    121. (SF) Science Fiction and Philosophy Captiva B
    Chair: Alayne Peterson
    University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac

    The Cognitive Fiction of John Kessel
    Don Riggs
    Drexel University

    Reality as a Belief System: A Philosophical Examination of Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
    Jess Flarity
    Stonecoast MFA

    122. Author Readings 14 Vista A
    Host: Usman Malik

    Alexis Brooks de Vita
    Alisa Sheckley Kwitney
    K. Tempest Bradford

    123. Poetry Readings Vista B
    Host: Owl Goingback

    Marge Simon
    Mary A. Turzillo
    David Lunde
    Bryan Dietrich

    124. (FL) Magic, Metamorphosis, and Metaphor Vista C
    Chair: Brittani Ivan
    Kansas State University

    From Textile Worker to Silkworm: Grotesque Metamorphosis in “Reeling for the Empire”
    Mark Heimermann
    Silver Lake College

    Not Just a Cool Gadget: The Intention Craft as Metaphor for Creativity and Intention in His Dark Materials
    Jamie Teixeira
    Kansas State University

    Fireballs, Shapeshifters, Artifacts and Wands: A Study of Magical Origins and Archetypes
    K. R. Branch
    University of Southern Maine Stonecoast

    125. (CYA/SF) Mary Shelley Derivatives: Frankenstein in YA Adaptation Belle Isle
    Chair: Nivair H. Gabriel
    Simmons College

    Alive and Enmagicked: Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon as a Feminist Frankenstein Narrative
    Christyl Rosewater
    Hollins University

    “It’s Alive!”: YA Adaptations of Frankenstein
    Beth Feagan
    Berea College

    Gothic Transgressions: Realities and Fictions in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Mackenzi Lee’s This Monstrous Thing
    Wendy Fall
    Marquette University

    12:00-12:15 p.m. Locus Photo Poolside

    12:15-2:00 p.m. Open Lunch

    12:30-1:45 University of Illinois Press Modern Masters of Science Fiction Series Reception Vista D
    Hosts: Gary K. Wolfe and Marika Christofides
    Chat with series editor Gary K. Wolfe and acquiring editor Marika Christofides. Coffee and refreshments will be available. Pitches welcome.

    12:45-1:45 To See the Universe Unseen Magnolia
    Geoffrey A. Landis, Invited Author and Scientist
    Host: Jean Lorrah
    Slideshow and presentation on art and science


    Saturday, March 17, 2018 2:00-3:30 p.m.

    126. Coping in Today’s Job Market: How to Find a Job Cove
    Part 2: Interviewing and Negotiating
    Kathryn Hume, Penn State University, emerita: applying at large research-focused universities
    Mark Decker, Bloomsburg University: applying at teaching-focused universities

    127. (FTFN/HL/FTV) The Horror of Fairy Tales Pine
    Chair: Jared Jones
    The Ohio State University

    “Spooky Action at a Distance”: Fairylore’s Intrusion on Vampiric Tradition in Only Lovers Left Alive
    Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman
    The Ohio State University

    Fairy-Tale Horror as Representation, Rupture, and Affect
    Cristina Bacchilega
    University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa

    The Fascination of Horror: On Catherine Breillat’s Bluebeard
    Lewis C. Seifert
    Brown University

    128. (FTV) Historicizing Body Snatching and Body Ownership after Frankenstein Oak
    Chair: Jennifer K. Cox
    Idaho State University

    From The Day After to The 100: Nuclear Weapons on Television and in the Public Sphere
    Steven Holmes
    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    From Monster to Slave: The Abject-Horror of the Contemporary Capitalist Body Transplant Film
    Valérie Savard
    University of Alberta

    Hammer-Time for Frankenstein: Examining the Presence of the Body-Snatcher in the Hammer Studio’s Frankenstein Movie Cycle
    Charles Hoge
    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    129. (VPAA) Don’t Hate the Player Character, Hate the Collectible Card Game Dogwood
    Chair: Christopher Schmersahl
    Palm Beach State College

    Links, Shepards and Adventurers like You: Player-Characters and Immersion in Role-Playing Video Games
    Charlotte Reber
    Independent Scholar

    Going Beyond the Player-Character: Clementine as Protagonist in Tell-Tale Games: The Walking Dead series
    Cole Atcheson
    Independent Scholar

    Magic and Hearthstone: Remediating Collectible Card Games
    Kenton Taylor Howard
    University of Central Florida

    130. (HL/SF) Panel: Frankenstein, Bodily Assemblages, and Disability Maple
    Moderator: Derek Newman-Stille
    Trent University

    Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Universität Tübingen / Freie Universität Berlin
    Matthew Masucci, State College of Florida, Venice Campus
    Sarah Milner, Trent University
    Ashley Morford, University of Toronto

    131. (HL) Early 20th-century Masters of Literary Horror: Blackwood, Endore, de la Mare Magnolia
    Chair: William J. Hamilton
    Neumann University

    “A Tremendous Muchness Suddenly Revealed:” Consciousness, Terror, and Devolution in Algernon Blackwood’s “The Willows”
    Kay Chronister
    University of Arizona

    Homo Homini Lupus: Human Nature and the Politics of Realism in Guy Endore’s The Werewolf of Paris
    Eric D. Smith
    University of Alabama-Huntsville

    A Visit to All Hallows
    Stan Kranc
    University of South Florida

    132. (SF/IF) Mary Shelley Captiva A
    Chair: Arthur B. Evans
    Science Fiction Studies/DePauw University

    French Connections for Mary W. Shelley’s The Last Man
    Amy J. Ransom
    Central Michigan University

    Mary Shelley: My Monster/ Myself– In pursuit of the (Last) Woman
    Daphne Grace
    University of Brighton

    133. (SF) Things Cyber Captiva B
    Chair: Steven Shaviro
    Wayne State University

    From Neuromancy to Fiscalmancy: Cyberpunk as Speculative Financial Fictions
    Hugh Charles O’Connell
    University of Massachusetts Boston

    The Iterated Shells of Motoko Kusanagi: Cyborgs and Citation in Ghost in the Shell
    Alexander Sherman

    134. Author Readings 15 Vista A
    Host: Matthew Sanborn Smith

    Sarah Pinsker
    Caitlin R. Kiernan
    James Morrow

    135. Creative Panel 6: The Frankenstein Meme Vista B
    Moderator: David Sandner

    John Kessel
    Theodora Goss
    Eileen Gunn
    Kathleen Ann Goonan

    136. (FL) Weirdly Urban Vista C
    Chair: Paul Williams
    Idaho State University

    Modernity Meets Magic in the Urban Fantasy of Ben Aaronovitch
    Stefan Ekman
    University of Gothenburg

    From New Weird to New Humanism: Responses to the Limits of Horror in China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station and Kelly Link’s “The New Boyfriend”
    Kelly Budruweit
    University of Iowa

    Magic and Liminality in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
    Steven Gores
    Northern Kentucky University

    137. (CYA/FL/FTV) Panel: Teen Werewolves, Witches, and Vampires with Souls! Oh My!: Youth and Monstrosity in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Belle Isle
    Moderator: Beth Feagan
    Berea College

    Justin Cosner, University of Iowa
    Rodney Fierce, Sonoma Academy
    Patricia L. Grosse, Drexel University

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 4:00-5:30 p.m.

    138. (VPAA/FTV) Pop Culture and What People Make of It Cove
    Chair: Natalie Deam
    Stanford University

    “Try the Grey Stuff, It’s Delicious”: Food and Fandom at Disney Theme Parks
    Daryl Ritchot
    University of British Columbia Okanagan and Okanagan College

    The Author, the Audience, and the Almighty: Supernatural’s Chuck Shurley as Metatextual Mirror
    Eden Lee Lackner
    University of Calgary

    “As if millions of voices all cried out at once…”: Using the vocabulary of the Star Wars fantasy diegesis to articulate stages of grief in social media mourning of Carrie Fisher
    Eve Smith
    Liverpool John Moores University

    139. (FTV/SF) Annihilation: The (New) Weird on Film Pine
    Moderator: Benjamin J. Robertson

    Katherine E. Bishop, Miyazaki International College
    Jason Embry, Georgia Gwinnett College
    Siobhan Carroll, University of Delaware
    Bethany Doane, Pennsylvania State University
    Alison Sperling, Santa Clara University

    140. (VPAA) Performing Gender Dogwood
    Chair: Kelli Shermeyer
    University of Virginia

    “It Could Be You:” Joseph the Amazing Technicolor Queer Hero
    Catharine Kane
    Illinois State University

    The(y’)re No Heroes: Qui Nguyen’s Men of Steel and Toxic Masculinity in Video Game and Comic Book Culture
    Scout Storey
    University of Georgia

    141. (SF/IF) AfroFuturism Maple
    Chair: Dominick Grace
    Brescia University College

    Motherless Monsters, Science Astray: The Promethean Kinship of Shelley’s Frankenstein and Okorafor’s Book of Phoenix
    Sandra J. Lindow
    Independent Scholar

    “But all we really know that we have is the flesh”: Body-Knowledge, Mulatto Genomics, and Reproductive Futurities in Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis
    Karina A. Vado
    University of Florida

    Breaking the Frame: Reimagining Genre via Form in Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon
    Kylie Korsnack
    Vanderbilt University

    142. (HL) Contemporary Masters of Literary Horror: King, Malerman, Smith Magnolia
    Chair: Sean Moreland
    University of Ottawa

    “You’ll Float Too”: Stephen King’s It as Modern Frankenstein
    James M. Curtis
    College of St. Joseph

    Imagination, Fear and Narrative Constriction in Josh Malerman’s Bird Box
    Van Leavenworth
    Umeå University

    Human Trespass, Inhuman Space: Monstrous Vegetality in Scott Smith’s The Ruins
    Brittany Roberts
    University of California, Riverside

    143. Author Readings 16 Captiva A
    Host: Valya Lupescu

    Kelly Robson
    A. T. Greenblatt
    J. R. Dawson

    144. (SF/VPAA) Science Fiction as a Culture Captiva B
    Chair: Daphne Grace
    University of Brighton

    Science Fiction, Science Fiction Studies, and the Evolution of the Digital Humanities
    Lisa Swanstrom
    University of Utah

    FrankenTexts: The “Bermuda Triangle” of Collaborative Literary Writing
    Corwin R. Baden
    Old Dominion University

    Prestige, Pay, and Publicity in the Fields of the Fantastic: The Functions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Prizes and Awards
    Jerry Määttä
    Uppsala University

    145. Author Readings 17 Vista A
    Host: Max Gladstone

    Ilana C. Myer
    Caroline M. Yoachim
    Fran Wilde

    146. Words and Worlds Prose Vista B
    Host: P. Andrew Miller

    Derek Newman-Stille
    Regina Hansen
    Gina Wisker
    Doug Ford
    John Glover

    147. (FL) Labyrinths, Love, and Landscapes Vista C
    Chair: Charles Allison
    Freelance Writer/Editor

    “A Kind of Cold, Monstrous Love”: Motherhood and Resistance in N. K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth Trilogy
    Corinne Matthews
    University of Florida

    Going In and Moving Back: the Chronotope in the Mythago Cycle
    Paul Williams
    Idaho State University

    Across the Wall: Limitations, Landscapes, and Heroic Identity in Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom Series
    Brittani Ivan
    Kansas State University

    148. (CYA/HL/FL) The Politics of Diversity in YA Fiction Belle Isle
    Chair: Jessica Stanley Neterer
    John Tyler Community College

    “The World is So Much Worse Than I Ever Imagined”: Shame, Surprise, and Awakening to Privilege in The Black Witch
    Graeme Wend-Walker
    Texas State

    Still Our People: The Fantastic Dead in African-American Horror for Young People
    Lynette James
    Independent Scholar

    To Be Young Forever: How The Hunger Games Predicts Our Shortened Lifespan in Trump’s America
    Danielle Doherty
    University of Tampa

    Saturday Evening Events

    Wine & Beer Reception Hosted by Marriott Lakeside Orlando Airport Hotel 7:00-8:00pm Grand Ballroom Foyer

    IAFA Annual Awards Banquet 8:00-11:00 Grand Ballroom

    All Conference Farewell Party (Cash Bar) 11pm -1 am Poolside


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