Monthly Archives: September 2013

Posting on this Site

I’d hoped to have some video that would help you post to a WordPress site in case you haven’t before, but for now you’ll have to figure it out. The first thing you need to do is to register on the site. Here’s some general information about registering.

You’ll need to log into the site from the home pages (right hand menu item, under “Meta”).

And then you just click on “New Post” from the top banner on the right of the page.

For the distinction between “categories” and “tags,” see this. There are categories set up for all the assignments. Please use categories and tags for all your posts.

Week One Approaches


Hi, everyone. Just a reminder that there is work assigned for the first week of classes:

Chapters 1-2 of Hewitt’s No Permanent Waves and Chapters 1-2 of Merrick’s The Secret Feminist Cabal.

These are important background readings, meant to establish some common framework from which to begin our work.

Also, please note that we’ll be meeting at the Paulson Reading room and not Lillis for our second class on 3 October (it’s in the north wing of the Knight Library — go up the first set of stairs and follow the signs).

Welcome to Feminist Science Fiction 2013!


Hello, students and visitors. Welcome to the site for my fall 2013, Clark Honors College Seminar on feminist science fiction. After weeks in the archives and literally months of fiddling around, this site contains all the information you’ll need for class.

A couple of words about access. Because of copyright, I’ve had to password-protect the readings. I’m happy to share the password with those auditing the course.

I’m also going to have to password-protect any of the blog posts that contain direct quotations from materials in UO’s Special Collections. My hope is that students will work to get permissions to quote these materials on the blog, so that we can open up those posts to the public, but that may take some time.

I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about teaching a course — thank you to the Robert D. Clark Honors College for the award that allowed me to create this course, as well as bringing authors like Suzy McKee Charnas, Andrea Hairston, Molly Gloss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda McIntyre, Kate Wilhelm, and others to campus this quarter.

Thank you to Jeremiah Favara, Phd student in UO’s School of Journalism and Communication, for his work on the website (not to mention tracking down and scanning all the readings).

And thank you to James Fox and Linda Long in Special Collections for the work that they continue to do to acquire and make available the papers of feminist science fiction authors.

Ada Test Site

For experiments!

Otherwise Award

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Queer Geek Theory

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Comments for SF Signal

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Ursula K. Le Guin: New on the Website

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