2018 Conference: Uniting the Academy and the Community Conference Program and Registration

2018 Octavia E. Butler Conference: Uniting the Academy and the Community 

Sponsored by:

The Octavia E. Butler Literary Society, The Spelman College Office of the Provost, The Spelman College Ethel W. Githii Honors Program

Contact:    oebliterarysociety@gmail.com or Tarshia L. Stanley 404.270.5664

 

On-site REGISTRATION OPENS AT  9:00am

Camille Cosby Academic Center

3rd Floor, Room 328

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Friday, February 23 Dinner 7pm

Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites Private Dining Room

(REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY)

 

Saturday, February 24

Session 1 A  9:30am-10:45am

(Camille Cosby ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 31)

Matt Mullins

Aparajita Nanda  “Thinking Beyond the Box: Octavia Butler and Hindu Philosophy”

Yvonne Wichman “Lilith: Quintessential Bad Girl or Simply Misunderstood?”

 

Session 1 B  9:30am-10:45am

(Camille Cosby ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 32)

What Do You Think You Can Show Me?” Shifting Science Fiction to Denote the Black Feminist Experience in Octavia Butler’s Literature

Ryan Schoot Heath    “What Do You Think You Can Show Me?” Shifting Science Fiction to Denote the Black Feminist Experience in Octavia Butler’s Literature”

Jay Shelat

Shari Arnold

Ebony Gibson

Brittany Stewart

Andy Reid

 

Session 2 A  11:00am-12:15pm

(Camille Cosby ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 32)

Jonathan Lewis “Teaching Butler’s Parable of the Talents in the Age of Trump”

Shelby Crosby   “Remapping Octavia Butler”

Tarshia Stanley  “Inevitable Hell?: Utopia and Race Octavia E. Butler’s “The Book of Martha” and George S. Schuyler’s Black No More”

 

Session 2 A  11:00am-12:15pm

(Camille Cosby ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 31)

Gabriella Friedman “Anatomy and Archive: Remembering with Memory in Butler’s Fledgling

Jonathan Gregory Tyler  “Mother Knows Best”

 

LUNCH – 12:30pm-1:50pm

(Registered Participants Only)

Place: The Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites Private Dining Room 

 

Session 3 A  2:00pm-3:15pm

(Camille Cosby ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 31)

Karina Vado “Re-Reading Race and Disability in Octavia Butler’s Imago

Doug Stark “Hyperempathy for a Hyperspace: (Dis)ability and Interdependent Consciousness in Octavia Butler’s Parable Series”

 

Session 3 B  2:00pm-3:15pm

(Camille Cosby ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 31)

Briana Whiteside “The Nation that was Built on A Black Woman’s Back: Religion and Survival in Octavia Butler’s Parable Series”

Laney Jolley “Abelism in the Xenogenesis Series”

Ashely Tisdale “Signing Meaning: Black Feminist Disability in Octavia Butler’s Kindred

 

Session 4 3:30-5pm

(Camille Cosby ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 32)

Roundtable: Approaches to Teaching Octavia E. Butler in the Academy

Edmond Y. Chang

Bevin Roue

Claire Curtis

Aparajita Nanda

Shreyashi Mukherjee

Beth McCoy

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE 7PM  (TBA)

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25

REGISTRATION OPENS AT  9:00am

Camille Cosby Academic Center

3rd Floor, Room 328

 

OEB Society Business Meeting  9:30am-10:30am

(COSBY ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 329)

 

Session 1A 10:30am-11:45am

(COSBY ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 31)

Sheila Smith McKoy  “New Considerations of Octavia E. Butler: Body, Spirit, Text”

Griselda Thomas

Tamera Powell

Session 1 B 10:30am-11:45am

(COSBY ACADEMIC CENTER LOWER LEVEL 32)

Kathleen T. Leuschen “Time Travel Narratives, Activist Histories, and Sustainable Community Partnerships”

Lynette Parker “Engaging Octavia Butler and Afrofuturism: Tools for Teachers in the Era of Black Lives Matter”

Beth McCoy “If you don’t take this chance, I don’t think you’ll be able to leave me.”: Teaching Fledgling and College Bonds”

 

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Conference Registration 

All presenters must register for conference.

Early                                                                                                                        After January 19, 2018

Professional $50                                                                                               Professional $75

 

Graduate Student $35                                                                                     Graduate Student $ 60

 

C0mmunity $35                                                                                                 Community $60

 

Retired $25                                                                                                          Retired $40

 

Welcome Dinner  Friday, February 23rd at 6pm   

Guest Speaker (TBA)

Early $25                                                                                                             After January 19, 2018  $40

 

Hotel Information 

Please click on the Hotel name to receive the conference rate: $169 per night

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park

267 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA. 30313

Direct: 678 686 0760 | Main: 404 223 2300 I Fax: 678.686.0725

 

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