“Indigenous Futurisms and Horror: Articulations of Resistance, Survivance, and the Soul Wound”

“Indigenous Futurisms and Horror: Articulations of Resistance, Survivance, and the Soul Wound”

Date: February 16th 2022 at 5pm (AST)

Location: Virtual platform. 

Registration required. To register please email: Indigenous.Futurisms@msvu.ca

Guest Speakers:

Grace Dillon, (Anishinaabe) Professor, Indigenous Nations Studies Program, School of Gender, Race, and Nations, Portland State University, the scholar attributed with coining the term Indigenous Futurism, author of several articles and books, including her edited collection Walking the Clouds (2012). 

Stephen Graham Jones (Piikani Blackfeet), PhD, Ivena Baldwin Professor of English, Professor of Distinction, University of Colorado Boulder, winner of Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction award, and author of over eighteen novels and three hundred short stories, including New York Times bestselling The Only Good Indians (2020). 

Waubgeshig Rice (Wasauksing /Anishinaabe), former CBC journalist and author of award winning Midnight Sweatlodge (2012), Legacy (2014), and award winning, national bestseller Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018), 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award winner.

Please join us in an open conversation to consider Indigenous Futurism and speculative fictions as Indigenous agency, sovereignty, and survivance, healing the soul wound. We will begin with a panel discussion with our esteemed guests followed by an audience Question and Answer period.

This event is made possible by a SSHRC Exchange Grant

Special thanks to Dr. Derek Fisher for his technological expertise and support.

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