Constance Penley

Professor
University of California, Santa Barbara
Participates in 2 items
Constance Penley is a professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara. She is also a founding Co-Editor of Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies. Penley has published widely on science fiction, including classic essays on women in space and time travel. In 2013, she was honored along with Neil Gaiman, as Distinguished Scholar and Writer, respectively, by the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts. Her early work on slash fandom, seen in books like NASA/TREK: Popular Science and Sex in America, are among the foundational texts of the field of Fan Culture Studies. Having attended the longest running slash con, Escapade, for over 25 years, she is currently editing with its organizers, Charlotte C. Hill and Megan Kent, The Slash Book: Meta Edition, which brings together the voices of fans and scholars to consider all the ways slash fandom represents a prescient queering of popular culture, early feminist porn, a radical democratizing of media technologies, and, in devising strategies for creative collaboration and constructive critique (no shaming or flaming), best practices for a then-emerging social media.    

Sessions in which Constance Penley participates

Saturday August 18, 2018

10:00 AM
10:00 AM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM