Science fiction is a genre inherently replete witha multitude of systems. From computers, robots, cyborgs and androids to human-animal studies, ecological systems, management practices and (agro-)industrial systems, science fiction has portrayed a variety of different and sometimes interlocking sets of physical systems. Ideas of knowledge generation and systematisation are also central to the genre, from the social and hard sciences, art, language and communication, right through to the systematisation and dissemination of knowledge.
The Society for Contemporary Literature sponsors two panels at the 29th annual American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco. We are therefore soliciting proposals for possible panels for us to sponsor by December 1, 2017; the Board will decide on which panels to sponsor by December 10 and ask you to submit filled panels to us by January 28th, for submission through the SCL to the ALA by the deadline of January 30. We will entertain any idea for a panel from within the remit of the Society (i.e., the last twenty-five years).