ALA 2012

Session 16-G Kurt Vonnegut, Science, and Fiction (Bay Level: Seacliff D)

  • Organized by the Kurt Vonnegut Society
  • Chair: Robert T. Tally Jr., Texas State University
  1. “‘This can be useful in rocketry’: Block Universes and Strange Loop Phenomena in Sirens of Titan and Slaughterhouse-Five,” Francis X. Altomare, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  2. “Escapism, or, Going Beyond in Vonnegut’s Planetary System,” Nikki Cheng, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.
  3. “The Gender of Science and the Science of Gender in Cat’s Cradle,” Ralph Clare, Boise State University.
  4. “‘All this happened more or less’: Traumatic Memory as Science Fiction in Slaughterhouse-Five,” Amanda Wicks, Louisiana State University.

Session 19-D Kurt Vonnegut and Biography (Pacific E)

  • Organized by the Kurt Vonnegut Society
  • Moderator: Marc Leeds, President, The Kurt Vonnegut Society


  1. Charles J. Shields, author of And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life.
  2. William Rodney Allen, Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.
  3. Susan Farrell, College of Charleston.
  4. Jim O’Loughlin, University of Northern Iowa.
  5. Dan Simon, Seven Stories Press.
  6. Gregory Sumner, University of Detroit Mercy.
  7. Robert T. Tally Jr., Texas State University.