I have been invited to present my recently published essay “Drawing the Oankali: Imaging Race, Gender, and the Posthuman in Octavia Butler’s Dawn” at the English Department’s Faculty Colloquium this Friday, December 6, 2016. Every semester, one or two faculty members here at OHIO present their research, new or forthcoming publications, or current work. Basically, I will circulate the essay beforehand and then lead a discussion of the article. Though it is right at the end of the semester, I am glad to have the opportunity to participate and hopefully it will be an interesting and collegial time. I will get to talk about science fiction, aliens, student drawings, Afrofuturism, and teaching!
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Dr. Edmond Y. Chang is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. His areas of research include technoculture, race/gender/sexuality, video games, RPGs, and LARP, feminist media studies, cultural studies, popular culture, and 20/21C American literature. He earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on queer American literature, speculative literature of color, virtual worlds, games, and writing. Recent publications include “Drawing the Oankali: Imagining Race, Gender, and the Posthuman in Octavia Butler’s Dawn” in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler, “Playing as Making” in Disrupting Digital Humanities, and “Queergaming” in Queer Game Studies. He is completing his first book on algorithmic queerness and digital games tentatively entitled Queerness Cannot Be Designed. View all posts by edmondchang