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.