James Tiptree, Jr. Symposium

The University of Oregon celebrates the legacy of a feminist pioneer and award-winning science fiction author

University of Oregon
Lillis Business Complex, Room 182

December 4 and 5, 2015

The University of Oregon Libraries celebrates the acquisition of the James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon) literary papers, a gift of Jeff Smith.

View the full schedule of symposium events.

James Tiptree, Jr. was the pen name of Alice Sheldon, an award-winning feminist author of science fiction. Tiptree’s published stories include "The Last Flight of Doctor Ain, " “Houston, Houston, Do you Read?”, “The Women Men Don’t See,” “Her Smoke Rose up Forever,” The Girl Who was Plugged In,” “Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death,” among many others; and two novels, Up the Walls of the World (1978) and Brightness Falls from the Air. The acquisition of the Tiptree Papers enriches Special Collections and University Archives’ growing collection of feminist science fiction manuscript collections, which include the Ursula K. Le Guin Papers, the Joanna Russ Papers, the Sally Miller Gearhart Papers, and the Suzette Haden Elgin Papers.

The symposium will kick off with a keynote talk by Julie Phillips, author of the biography: James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice Sheldon (St. Martins, 2006), and will also feature a panel discussion with other writers who carried on lively and engaging correspondence with Tiptree, including Ursula K. Le Guin, Suzy McKee Charnas and David Gerrold.

The symposium will take place in the Lillis Auditorium, Room 182. Admission is free, however please RSVP here.

An exhibit based on the Tiptree Papers will be in Knight Library, first floor, and in Special Collections and University Archives. See the  interactive campus map.

For any questions, contact Linda Long, Manuscripts Librarian, at 541-346-1906, llong@uoregon.edu.

Co-sponsored by:

University of Oregon Libraries
Oregon Humanities Center
College Scholars Program
Folklore Program
Department of English
Department of Anthropology
Center for the Study of Women in Society

Hotel Information:

Phoenix Inn
850 Franklin Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: 541-344-0001
*Mention the "Tiptree Symposium Group Rate"
Rates: Double Queen $99 + tax/night or King $89 + tax/night