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Saturday, May 26 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Female Embodiment in the Post-Apocalyptic Survival Narrative

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The post-apocalyptic novel comes in many forms. Be it through biological warfare, the creation of zombies, civic unrest and revolution, or some other society-crushing event, the end of the world is a source of contemporary cultural fascination. But one thing that we never seem to discuss is the realistic set of challenges which accompany living in a post-apocalyptic world. With a move towards feminist theory and women’s and gender studies, panelists will discuss the many challenges of being a woman at the end of the (civilized) world, including nudity, contraception, menstruation, pregnancy, and termination.

Moderators
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Aisha Matthews

Director of Literature Programs at Escape Velocity, Museum of Science Fiction
Aisha Matthews is a Ph.D. student in English Literature at Southern Methodist University, having finished her Master’s Degree at Southern New Hampshire University in early 2017. As an undergraduate at Yale (’13), she studied Young Adult Science Fiction Literature (alongside more... Read More →

Speakers
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Anna Bedford

Anna Bedford earned her PhD in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.Anna’s recent research and publications have focused... Read More →
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Sarah Canfield

Sarah Canfield is Assistant Professor and the Chair of the English Department at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. A lifelong reader of science fiction and fantasy, she has pursued that interest as both a fan and an academic. As a scholar, she researches, teaches, and... Read More →
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Jalondra Davis

Jalondra A. Davis is a Black feminist artist-intellectual, writing, researching and educating in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Riverside and a Masters of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. Her research... Read More →
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LG Ransom

L.G. Ransom, the author of Hollin's Heir and Conquering Mount Ta-Ta,  was born in Miami, Florida but grew up living in various countries around the world including Europe and the British West Indies. She is an accomplished artist who’s computer art and canvasses have graced... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
 Woodrow Wilson D
  Literature