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Tagung Science Fiction and our Futures: Vortrag von Lisa Yaszek

Lisa Yaszek



Vortrag von Lisa Yaszek: "Translating Feminist Politics to Science Fiction, 1761-Present"


Lisa Yaszek earned her PhD in English from the University of Wisconson-Madison. Her research areas include Literary and Cultural Studies and Science and Technology Studies. She is Regents Professor of Science Fiction Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, where she researches and teaches science fiction as a global language crossing centuries, continents, and cultures. She is particularly interested in issues of gender, race, and science and technology in science fiction across media as well as the recovery of lost voices in science fiction history and the discovery of new voices from around the globe. Her ideas about science fiction as the premiere story form of modernity have been featured in The Washington Post, Food and Wine Magazine, and USA Today and on the AMC miniseries, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. A past president of the Science Fiction Research Association, Yaszek currently serves as an editor for the Library of America and as a juror for the John W. Campbell and Eugie Foster Science Fiction Awards.
Selected publications: with Isiah Lavender III (eds.), Extrapolation, (= Special Double Issue on “Beyond Afrofuturism”), [in press with Isiah Lavender III (eds.), Literary Afrofuturism in the Twenty-First Century, Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, Fall 2020; with Patrick Sharp (eds.), Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction, Wesleyan University Press 2016; Galactic Suburbia: Recovering Women’s Science Fiction, Ohio State University Press 2008; The Self-Wired: Technology and Subjectivity in Contemporary American Narrative, New York and Oxford: Routledge 2002/2014.
  Vortragsmitschnitt vom 2.12.2020