304: Subverting Biopower in Afrofuturist Science Fiction

1:45 PM–3:00 PM Friday, Jan 4, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Roosevelt 3

Session Information


1: Doomed to Disappear: Biopolitical and Eugenic Controls Reflecting Native American Oppression in Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis Trilogy

N. C. Christoper Couch, U of Massachusetts, Amherst

2: Written on Our Genes: Locating the Ancestor in Octavia Butler’s Blindsight

Angela Rovak, U of Oregon

3: Biopolitical Resistance and The Broken Earth

Daniel Hengel, Graduate Center, City U of New York

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Edmond Chang, U of Oregon