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CFP: [20th] Cognitive Estrangement: How Languag is Science Fiction's Most Powerful Technology

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Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 4:29pm
Jennifer Kelso Farrell

This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between the science
fiction reader and the science fiction text. Science fiction scholar Darko
Suvin determined that science fiction is a mode of literature that at once
sets the reader in an alien environment while simultaneously making that
environment seem scientifically plausible. The reader's seemingly
contradictory situation is not remedied merely through detailed
descriptions of scientific terms, but is accomplished through the very use
of language, what Samuel Delany calls the subjunctive. In "About Five
Thousand One Hundred and Seventy-Five Words" Delany defines the subjunctive

UPDATE: [Collections] Time and Temporality (Journal issue June 2009)

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Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 1:29pm
Nandita Batra

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and
social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and
poetry.
URL: http://www.uprm.edu/atenea

The editorial board invites submissions for publication for a special
issue (June 2009) on "Time and Temporality"

Essays may address the intersection of time with a wide variety of topics
including (but not limited to) history, narrative, memory, consciousness,
and culture.

Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines
below):

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Forthcoming book on the Caribbean short story

updated: 
Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 9:23am
Lucy Evans

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS
 
The Caribbean Short Story: Contexts, Theory, Practice [working title],
ed. by Lucy Evans, Mark McWatt & Emma Smith. Forthcoming with Peepal Tree
Press (Winter 2009/10)
 
According to Kenneth Ramchand, 'the history of Caribbean prose fiction
before 1950 is essentially the history of the short story'. This
collection posits the Caribbean short story not only as vitally
influential in the development of the region's literary tradition, but
also as a site of continuing reinvigoration. It investigates the
significance of short stories to Caribbean cultural production in the

UPDATE: [Collections] Forthcoming book on the Caribbean short story

updated: 
Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 9:21am
Lucy Evans

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS
 
The Caribbean Short Story: Contexts, Theory, Practice [working title],
ed. by Lucy Evans, Mark McWatt & Emma Smith. Forthcoming with Peepal Tree
Press (Winter 2009/10)
 
According to Kenneth Ramchand, 'the history of Caribbean prose fiction
before 1950 is essentially the history of the short story'. This
collection posits the Caribbean short story not only as vitally
influential in the development of the region's literary tradition, but
also as a site of continuing reinvigoration. It investigates the
significance of short stories to Caribbean cultural production in the