Alexis Lothian

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Name: Alexis Lothian
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Occupation: writer, vidder, editor, teacher, acafan
Medium: talks, articles
Works:
Official Website(s): http://www.queergeektheory.org/
Fan Website(s):
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Overview

Alexis Lothian is a long-time science fiction and media fan. She is an academic who works on feminist and queer science fiction and its connection to fan works and fan cultures. Her web site is Queergeektheory. She is an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at University of Maryland College Park, where she teaches in the LGBT Studies program and is a core faculty member in the Design | Cultures and Creativity Program.

Alexis is also an academic vidder, who studies the intersection between fannish and academic, creative and analytic interrogations of texts in such vids as The Future Stops Here and Sons and Daughters, both of which reflect her academic preoccupation with queer futurities.

Selected Bibliography of Fandom-Related Work

Scholarly Essays

Other Writings

Conference Presentations

  • “Queer Cinema Remixed Straight? Vidding, Aesthetics, and ‘Born in Flames.’” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Seattle, WA. March 19-23, 2014.
  • “Living in the Future: Science Fiction’s Queer Cultural Politics.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago, IL. January 9-12, 2014
  • Media Love or Media Justice? Toward a Genealogy of Critical Fandom on panel Race and Gender Politics in Science Fiction Media Cultures. Science Fiction Media: the 2013 Eaton/SFRA Conference. Riverside, CA, April 11-13 2013.
  • “Borrowed Time: Critical Fandom and Queer Temporality through a Cylon Digital Remix Machine.” LA Queer Studies Conference 2011 . University of California, Los Angeles. 14-15 October, 2011.
  • Vidding as Activist Critique at panel “From Wikipedia to Vidding.” Digital Media and Learning Conference 2010. University of California, San Diego. February 19-20, 2010.
  • “An Archive of One’s Own: Ephemera, Legitimacy and Subcultural Memory Online.” PCA/ACA National Conference 2009. New Orleans. April 8, 2009.
  • “Living in a Den of Thieves: Fan Video and Digital Challenges to Ownership.” Translating Media. Critical Studies / Interactive Media Arts and Practice Conference, University of Southern California. April 4, 2009.
  • “Doing Boys Like They’re Girls, and Other (Trans)Gendered Subjects: the Queer Subcultural Politics of ‘Genderfuck’ Fan Fiction.” LA Queer Studies Conference 2008. University of California, Los Angeles. 10-11 October, 2008.
  • “Utopia, Fiction and Fandom: Conflict, Community, and ‘Queer Female Space’.” WisCon 32. Madison, Wisconsin. 23-26 May, 2008.
  • “Televisual Transformation and its Discontents: Slash Fan Fiction, ‘Queer Female Space,’ and Race.” Console-ing Passions, UC Santa Barbara, 24-26 April, 2008.
  • “ ‘Queer Female Space’ and Erotic Sociability: Textual Encounters in Online Fan Culture.” LA Queer Studies Conference 2007. University of California, Los Angeles. 19-20 October, 2007.