Traversing Dimensions: An Exploration of Diversity in Science Fiction
This exhibit was on view at the PCL Scholars Commons and 3rd Floor Display in October 2018.
Science fiction literature is often seen as a space traditionally reserved for white, male authors and audiences. However, with growing interest in Afrofuturism and exploration of identity, there is clearly a desire to discuss the alterity of science fiction. This exhibit aims to contextualize past and present diverse works and authors of sci-fi, including speculative fiction. We feature traditionally underrepresented perspectives from Black, East and South Asian, Latinx, Latin American, LGBTQIA, feminist and intersectional authors. By traversing the more familiar, we can explore new dimensions and consider how these horizons mirror our current time and space.
Curated by Adriana Casarez, graduate student in the School of Information and UT Libraries Ask A Librarian Intern.