113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science Fiction with the Alternative Reality Group at PSU (A Roundtable with the Portland Center for the Public Humanities)

Session Chair: 
Annabelle Dolidon, Portland State University
Session 7: Saturday 10:20-11:50am
Directors Suite (PH-ET)


  1. Carl Abbott, Portland State University
    Carl Abbott is a Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University, and author of How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America (University of New Mexico Press), among other works. He and his fellow Roundtable participants will be discussing "Vaster Than Empires and More Slow" by Ursula K. Le Guin and "The Grinnell Method" by Molly Gloss.
  2. Grace Dillon, Portland State University
    Grace Dillon is Professor of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University, and editor of Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction (University of Arizona Press) and Hive of Dreams: Contemporary Science Fiction from the Pacific Northwest (Oregon State University Press).
  3. Jon Holt, Portland State University
    Jon Holt is an Assistant Professor of Japanese at Portland State University whose research interests include modern Japanese poetry and children’s literature.
  4. Tony Wolk, Portland State University
    Tony Wolk is Professor of English at Portland State University, where he has taught since 1965. Wolk has published science fiction works including The Parable of You (Propeller Books, 2013), Lincoln's Daughter (Ooligan Press, 2009) and Good Friday (Ooligan Press, 2007).
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