Canadian scholar Kathryn Allan traveled to Eugene in late May to carry out her research project, “Locating Dis/Ability in Utopian Feminist Science Fiction.” Chosen as the inaugural Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction fellow, Allan spent 10 days in the University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives at Knight Library. Read more about her research plans on her blog.
The deadline to apply for the 2014-15 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is September 5, 2014. The fellowship is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, Robert D. Clark Honors College, and University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). The intention of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is to encourage research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction. The UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) houses the papers of authors Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, Kate Wilhelm, Suzette Haden Elgin, Sally Miller Gearhart, Kate Elliot, Molly Gloss, Laurie Marks, and Jessica Salmonson, along with Damon Knight. SCUA is also in the process of acquiring the papers of James Tiptree, Jr. and other key feminist science fiction authors. For more about these collections, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/node/3524.