Science Fiction & Food Politics, NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Abstract Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

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When it comes to food production and consumption, science fiction offers us contrasting visions of hope and horror. Sometimes, works in this genre paint utopian pictures of consumer choice and convenience; other times, the future of food looks quite bleak, with today's troubling trends (ex: Genetically Modified Organisms) extrapolated to worst-case scenarios. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract pertaining to the intersecting questions of science fiction (literature, television, and/or film) and food politics to Sean Murray, St. John's University,