Angelology and Demonology II
Chair: Francine A. Koslow, Pine Manor College,
Paul Grootkerk, Mississippi State, "Demonic and Erotic
Animal Symbolism in Late Medieval Painting and
Joel Feimer, Mercy College, "The Devil Incarnate: The
Saracen in Medieval French Epic."
Thomas Buser, Thomas Univ., Louisville, "Satan in 19th
Science Fiction Authors I
Chair: Michael H. Palmer, Louisburg College, NC.
Joe Sanders, Lakeland Community College, Mentor, OH.,
"Murray Leinster and the Creation of SF."
Henry J. Lindborg, Marian College of Fond du Lac, Fond
du Lac, WI., "Cosmic Consciousness and Conscience:
More Than Human As an American Classic."
Tom Maddox, Virginia State, "Vast Active Living
Intelligent System: The Novels of Philip K. Dick."
The Writings of Stephen King
(Double Session: 9 a.m. — Noon)
Chair: Leonard G. Heldreth, Northern Michigan
Univ., Marquette, MI.
Anthony S. Magistrale, Univ. Vermont, Burlington,
"Stephen King's Vietnam Allegory: An Interpretation
of 'Children of the Corn'."
Burton Hatlen, Univ. Maine, "The Destruction and Recreation of the Human Community in Stephen King's
Michael Collings, Pepperdine Univ., Malibu, CA.
""Stephen King's The Stand: Scince Fiction into
Mary Ferguson, Univ. Georgia, Athens, "Strawberry
Spring: Stephen King's Gothic Universe."
Dennis O'Donovan, Florida Atlantic Univ., "Monster Love:
or Why Is Stephen King?"
Respondent: Douglas E. Winter, Washington, DC.
Fantastic Cinema I
Chair: Gary K. Wolfe, Roosevelt Univ., Chicago, IL.
Lane Roth, Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX., "E.T., The
Inter-Textual: A Science Fiction Fairy Tale."
David A. Halperin, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New
York, NY., "The Self and its Double in Cinema:
Reflections on the Process of Growth."
Emily D. Edwards, Univ. Alabama, "Relationships
Between Sensation-Seeking, Horror Movie Interest,
and Religious Orthodoxy."
Ruth Ann Hottell, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
"Repulsion" by Roman Polanski: Throw-away Grand
Guignol or Classic Horror?"
The Fantastic In Contemporary Fiction IV
Chair: Vernon Hyles, Univ. Southwestern Louisiana,
Ted Boyle, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL., "John
Fowles: Fantasy Reveals 'Reality'."
Patrick D. Murphy, Univ. of California Davis, "Breaking
Down the Limits: The Mythic and the Fantastic in
Gary Snyder's 'Mountains and Rivers Without End'."
Ralph Yarrow, Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, England,
"Irony Grows in My Garden: Generative Processes in
Borges' 'Garden of the Forking Paths'."
The Science Fiction of Joan Vinge
Chair: Carl B. Yoke, Kent State Univ., Kent, OH.
Richard Law, Kutztown State, PA, "Vinge's Comic Spirit."
Joe Sanders, Lakeland Community College, Mentor, OH,
"Huck, Cat, and/or Civilization: Joan D. Vinge's
Psion as 'Juvenile' Fiction."
Gary Shreve, Kent State Univ., Burton, Ohio, "A Lesson
in Xenolinguistics: Congruence, Empathy, and
Computers in Joan Vinge's 'Eyes of Amber'."
Machines, Biology, Chinese Influence, and the Fantastic
Chair: Roger Persell, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry,
Stephen C. Ausband, Averett College, Danville, VA,
"Mechanistic-Organic Metaphors in Two Stories by
Alan C. Elms, Univ. California, Davis, "Origins of the
William M. Schuyler, Jr., Univ. Louisville, "Chinese and
Chinoiserie: Literary Devices in Bramah's 'Kai