Annual Sturgeon Symposium
At CSSF, we celebrate the interconnected global communities of students, scholars, creators, and fans whose engagement with speculative modes enriches our understanding of the world we share and challenges our notions of what is possible. We hope to illuminate the array of SF-related work being done across disciplines, genres, media, and identities. For example, in her groundbreaking essay “Poetry Is Not a Luxury,” Audre Lorde identifies poetry as “not only dream and vision,” but as something that “lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before” (Lorde, 38). In this way, poetry takes on a clearly speculative, generative aspect. Where/how else might we find other points of connection that broaden our conceptions of the field?
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2022 Symposium Videos
Visit the links below to watch video from our 2022 Sturgeon Symposium.
"Teaching SF in the Current Age" (Vimeo)
"The Current State of SF" (Vimeo)
We are grateful for contributions by these generous sponsors:
- Cindy Reiss-Clark
- The Commons
- The Hall Center for the Humanities
- KU Office of Research
and the following Departments, Programs, and Centers:
- Global and International Studies
- Indigenous Studies
- Jewish Studies
- Latin American & Caribbean Studies
- Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
- Slavic, German, and Eurasian Languages and Literatures
- Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
- Spanish and Portuguese
- French, Francophone and Italian Studies