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Thursday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 5C, ACC

How Stellar Got Its Groove Back: Feminist Voices in Diasporic Afrofuturism

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Program arranged by the forum GS Speculative Fiction. Presiding: Ian MacDonald, Wittenberg Univ.

1. “Troubling Ecology: Wangechi Mutu, Afrofuturism, and Black Feminist Interventions in Western Environmentalism,” Chelsea Frazier, Northwestern Univ.

2. “(Re)Envisioning the Past: Resisting Genre and Revisiting History in the Science Fiction of Okorafor and Kahiu,” Amanda Rico, Northwestern Univ.

3. “Symbols of Africa in Science Fiction by Black Women,” Sandra Marie Grayson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

4. “Tananarive Due’s The Between and the Disruption of the Ancestral Cycle,” Venetria Kirsten Patton, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette

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