South Central Modern Language Association met this year in Austin and, contrary to prior years, met on Saturday through Tuesday.
I attended the science fiction panel at SCMLA on Monday, October 21. The session was well attended and had some great speakers.
Colin Irvine, Augsburg College (Minneapolis)
“Reading into the World of Panem”
associate prof, literature, environmental
Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M
“Holy Family: Divine Queerness in Bujold’s Chalion Series”
creative writing, new media, critical theory, fantastic literatures—esp. Tolkien
Joe R. Christopher, Tarleton State
“The Negative Quest of Bradamant”
professor emeritus, pub. Full-length critical works on Tolkien and Lewis
Robert Stanton, South U: Austin
“Excessive and Appropriate Gifts: Hospitality and Violence in Game of Thrones.”
program director of …