Innocent by Contamination: Queer World-Making, Ethnicity and Technicity in Samuel R. Delany’s in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

January 22, 2008

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Neville Scarfe Building, Room 310, Faculty of Education

Dr. Thomas Foster, University of Washington

Organized by the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry and sponsored CCIE, Critical Studies in Sexuality and the Centre for the Study of the Internationalization of Curriculum.

Thomas Foster is Professor in English at the University of Washington, and the former director of the Cultural Studies Program and an adjunt faculty member in Cognitive Science at Indiana University. He is the author of The Souls of Cyber folk: Posthumanism as Vernacular Theory (University of Minnesota Press). This talk forms part of his current book project, which is focused on the exploration of cyberpunk convention by writers and artists of color and is tentatively entitled Ethnicity and Technicity: Race, Nature, and Culture in the Cyberpunk Archive.