The Office Hour, Chapter 21: Britt History III (The Past)

Part three of our series on the history of the Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship (the finale of The Office Hour‘s first season), finds Toby and I talking to Lisa Yaszek, Professor and outgoing Associate Chair of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication; co-editor of Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction; and former Brittain Fellow (among other things). Professor Yaszek tells us about coming to Georgia Tech in 1999, and how the fellowship led her down the path of science fiction scholarship (touching on everything from Donna Haraway’s “A Cyborg Manifesto” to Samuel R. Delany to Junior in the process).

The podcast can be played using the embedded player above or downloaded as an mp3 file.

Works Cited

Haraway, Donna. “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention on Nature. New York: Routledge, 1991. 149-81. Print.

Music: “Look Ahead See Behind,” by Sybarite. © Temporary Residence Ltd., 2016. Used under academic fair use for noncommercial purposes.

Andrew Marzoni

About Andrew Marzoni

Andrew Marzoni is co-editor of TECHStyle for the 2016-2017 academic year. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota (2015). He has published essays and criticism in ARTnews, Cinephile, The New York Observer, Review 31, Music & Literature, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and other publications.
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