Butler Scholars at the 2015 American Literature Association Annual Gathering

The OEB Literary Society sponsored the panel Theorizing the Novels of Octavia Butler at the 3rd Annual meeting of the Octavia E. Butler Literary Society at the American Literature Association in Boston May 21-24. The society thanks Vice President Consuela Francis for organizing the panel.


The panel was well attended and the subsequent discussion engaging.

“Wild Seeds: Improving the Human in African American Letters,” Phoenix Alexander, Yale University

“Reanimating the Dead and Artificial Childhood in Fledgling,” Habiba Ibrahim, University of Washington

“‘Rigging the Game’: Anti-determinism and the Brain in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower,” Audrey Farley, University of Maryland


Phoenix Alexander, Audrey Farley, and Habiba Ibrahim


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