2020 Program Sessions

039. Alternative Genealogies of the Speculative

12:00 PM–1:15 PM Jan 9, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - Skagit 4

Session Information


1: Imagining Speculative Fiction in the Arab World: From Shahrazad to Frankenstein

Tera Reid-Olds, U of Oregon

2: Conceptualizing the Anthropocene in Arabic Speculative Fiction

Merve Tabur, Penn State U, University Park

3: To Bear the Weight of the Future: On Navigating Ecologies of Waste in the Asian Century

Frances Tran, Florida State U

4: Speculative Reimaginings of the Global Refugee Crisis in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West

Roberta Wolfson, California Polytechnic State U, San Luis Obispo


Mark Jerng, U of California, Davis