Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship Available

The University of Oregon has announced that the application period for the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is open through Friday, September 2. The Fellowship is provided to encourage research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction. $3,000 will be awarded for travel for the purpose of research on, and work with, the papers of feminist science fiction authors housed in the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives.

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Tiptree Symposium

The University of Oregon Libraries will host a free two day symposium on James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon) on December 4-5 on the Eugene campus. Oregon has recently acquired Tiptree’s literary papers. Hugo Award-winning author Julie Phillips will speak, as will Ursula K. Le Guin, Suzy McKee Charnas, and David Gerrold, all of whom carried out correspondence with Tiptree.

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Le Guin Fellowship Deadline Extended

The deadline for applications for the Ursula K. Le Guin Fellowship has been extended to October 1. The Fellowship encourages research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction, as well as travel in the access of those records houses at the University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, which includes papers of Le Guin, Joanna Russ, Kate Wilhelm, Suzette Haden Elgin, Kate Elliot, Molly Gloss, Laurie Marks, and Jessica Amanda Salmonson, among others.
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Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship Created

The Center for the Study of Women in Society has announced that in honor of its fortieth anniversary, it will be establishing, along with the University of Oregon Knight Library and the Robert D. Clark Honors College the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship. The Fellowship will encourage research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction. The Fellowship is open to any scholars using the feminist studies collections at those libraries and will provide a $3,000 travel grant. Applications for the first Fellowship are due no later than September 1.

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