Join us for a discussion about preserving, digitizing, and teaching science fiction collections. Presented in collaboration with the Center for the Humanities at Temple.
Margery N. Sly has served as director of TUL’s Special Collections Research Center since December 2010. The SCRC’s Paskow Science Fiction Collection includes books, newsletters, periodicals, fanzines, comics, and archives. Margery is a certified archivist and a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, and has worked in archives and special collections for almost 40 years.
Alex Wermer-Colan is a postdoctoral fellow in Temple University Libraries' Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio, where he directs research and pedagogical projects that bridge traditional and digital methods for cultural studies and analytics ranging from the modernist to the contemporary era. His editorial criticism and scholarly writing has appeared in Twentieth Century Literature, The Yearbook of Comparative Literature, The D.H. Lawrence Review, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, Indiana University Press, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
andré carrington is a scholar of race, gender, and genre in Black and American cultural production. He is currently Associate Professor of African American literature at Drexel University. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction (Minnesota, 2016), interrogates the cultural politics of race in the fantastic genres through studies of science fiction fanzines, comics, film and television, and other speculative fiction texts. Carrington is currently at work on a second book-length project, Audiofuturism, on the cultural politics of race in science fiction radio drama and literary adaptation in a transatlantic context.