Life, the Universe, & Everything XI

Deep Thoughts: Proceedings of Life, the Universe, & Everything XI covers the keynote addresses and academic papers presented from February 10–13, 1993 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The contents are as follows:

  • “Introduction” by Marny K. Parkin
  • “The Distance to the Future: Reworking and Temporally Inverting Bakhtin’s ‘Novel and Epic'” by Brian Evenson
  • “Thresholds of Recognition and Dismay: Portrayals of the Feminine Other in Two Nineteenth-Century Works of Symbolic Fantasy” by Lisa Stapleton Melanson
  • “The Popcorn Theory of Success” by Kevin J. Anderson
  • “Spin-Doctor and Early Post-Feminist: Marion Zimmer Bradley” by Jane Thompson
  • “The Wayward Automaton: Reconstructing Identity” by Phillip Johansen
  • “Where I Get My Ideas” by Barbara Hambly
  • “Where No Woman Has Gone Before: A Sociolinguistic Study of Gender Roles in Star Trek” by Jennifer Rey
  • “Science Fiction as the Classroom Text: Teaching Alternate Worlds” by Jane Thompson
  • “Symbolic Action in Beowulf: Using Kenneth Burke’s Pentad to Understand Beowulf’s Motives” by Gary Layne Hatch
  • “The Book of Mormon: Artifact or Artifice?” by Orson Scott Card
  • “Zelazny’s Merlin and the Wheel of Life” by Norman Peercy

Edited by Marny K. Parkin and Steve Setzer. Originally published through TLE Press, Provo, Utah.