The Tiptree Symposium, December 2015

Photos courtesy of University of Oregon Libraries

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Julie Phillips
Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips keynotes the Symposium

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Carol Stabile and her class
Tiptree Symposium

Carol Stabile and her class, with Julie Phillips, reading from James Tiptree Jr’s letters to other writers

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UKL reads Tiptree/Sheldon Letter
UKL reads Tiptree/Sheldon Letter

UKL reading her reply to the letter in which Tiptree confessed to also being Alice Sheldon

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Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Fowler at the mike

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Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith

Students with Jeff Smith, the donor of the Tiptree Papers to the U of O Library, asking Jeff questions about his connection with Alice Sheldon

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The three signatures

The three signatures

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Jeanne Gomoll and Pat Murphy

Jeanne Gomoll and Pat Murphy

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David Gerrold, Suzy McKee Charnas, UKL, Karen Fowler
David Gerrold, Suzy McKee Charnas, UKL, Karen Fowler

David Gerrold, Suzy McKee Charnas, UKL, Karen Fowler: Remembering Tiptree

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Nisi Shawl leads song

Nisi Shawl leads a panel in song

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Videos from the Tiptree Symposium — thanks to Margaret McBride!

Part 1

  • Professor, Carol Stabile convenes symposium
  • Welcome remarks by UO Dean of Libraries, Adriene Lim and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Doug Blandy
  • Keynote talk by Tiptree biographer Julie Phillips, followed by Q&A

Part 2

  • Reading of selected Tiptree correspondence, moderated by Carol Stabile.
  • “The Women Men Don’t See,” introduced by Karen Joy Fowler.

Part 3

  • Welcome remarks by Prof. Ben Saunders.
  • Panel discussion on science fiction publishing, featuring Jacob Weisman (Tachyon Press), L. Timmel Duchamp Aqueduct Press), Gordon Van Gelder Publisher, Fantasy and Science Fiction), Lisa Rogers(Editor, Fantasy and Science Fiction). Moderated by Prof. Philip Scher.

Part 4

  • Panel discussion with Ursula Le Guin, Suzy McKee Charnas, and David Gerrold about corresponding with/relationship with Tiptree. Moderated by Karen Joy Fowler.

Part 5

  • Jeff Smith discusses the Tiptree papers and his relationship with Tiptree.

Part 6

  • Audio recording of Tiptree/Sheldon making literary notes, followed by Q&A.

Part 7

  • Tiptree Book Award Motherboard people talk about the award: Jeanne Gomoll, Pat Murphy, Heather Whipple, and Margaret McBride. Moderated by Joan Haran.

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Molly Gloss, James Fox, UKL

At the Symposium: UKL with Molly Gloss (whose papers are at the University of Oregon Library) and James Fox (under whose guidance the Library’s collection of the papers of women writers of imaginative fiction — including the Tiptree papers — achieved internationally recognized excellence)


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