CFP: Women's Studies (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)
Call for Papers
Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to the representation of women in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
Some critics and readers have lauded Heinlein as a feminist, applauding his strong female characters and representations of marriages as partnerships rather than dictatorships. Others, however, have pegged him as the opposite--or, most confusingly, a little of both. Most have a strong feeling one way or the other.
By setting his novels in the present, near future, and far future, Heinlein could explore and theorize various aspects of women's interaction with men and the world around them.
Proposal on all topics related to women in Heinlein's works are welcome. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
The Robert A. Heinlein Centennial wil be held July 6-8, 2007, in Kansas City, Missouri. Honored guests include Buzz Aldrin, author Spider Robinson, X Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, most recently named Grand Master of Science Fiction James Gunn, and Sir Arthur C. Clarke, addressing the Gala via video.
The Centennial will include an academic conference, called the Centennial Academic Summit, which will contain an entire track dedicated to women's studies. Participants will have various opportunities to publish their work following the conference.
Please submit a 250-word abstract for a paper, roundtable discussion, or lecture to Lisa Edmonds D'Amico, chairperson of the Academic Summit, at lisa.edmonds [at] heinleincentennial [dotcom]. The deadline for abstract submission will be March 31, 2007.
For more information on the Centennial events and registration, please visit www.heinleincentennial.com.
For more information about getting involved with Robert A. Heinlein studies in general and publication opportunities, visit www.rahstudies.org and www.heinleinsociety.org.
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Received on Sat Mar 03 2007 - 15:59:37 EST