“James Joyce, Science Fiction, Cultural Studies & Other Modernist Wonders”
This two-day symposium (February 26–27, 2015) brings together former UF undergraduate and graduate students, major scholars, and other special guests to celebrate the career and continuing legacy of UF Professor of English Emeritus and internationally renowned James Joyce scholar, Brandy Kershner.
Among other lectures and events, the symposium includes lectures by sf scholars Eric Smith (University of Alabama, Huntsville, speaking on “Universal Love and Planetary Ontology: Beyond the Postcolonial in Vandana Singh’s Of Love and Other Monsters”) and Rob Latham (University of California, Riverside, speaking on “Genre and Avant Garde: The Legacy of New Wave Science Fiction”), and a reading by Hugo– and Nebula Award-winning sf novelist Joe Haldeman.
A complete schedule of the symposium is available on the Department of English WWW site.
Co-sponsored by the Marston-Milbauer Professorship, with support from the Science Fiction Working Group and the UF Department of English. For further information, contact Phillip E. Wegner..