CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy Area (11/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

full name / name of organization: 
caronc_at_post.queensu.ca
contact email: 
caronc@post.queensu.ca

Call For Papers

The SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Area of the Popular Culture Association =20
invites submissions for the:

PCA/ACA 2006 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
ATLANTA MARRIOTT MARQUIS,
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, APRIL 12-15, 2006

Deadline for submissions: 15 November 2005

The Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF/F) Area of PCA solicits papers, =20
paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any =20
aspect of SF/F. Any disciplinary method or approach is welcome! =20
Studies on works from outside the United States are always welcome! =20
Proposals on film, television, multimedia and written works are =20
solicited.

Completed papers or 250-word abstracts or panel proposals may be sent =20=

to the Area Chair:

Dr. Caroline-Isabelle Caron
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Canada

The SF/F Areas also solicits proposals on the following specific themes:

=95 Battlestar Galactica:

This new groundbreaking television series, now in its second season, =20
is more than a simple remake: it is a re-invention. The SF/F area is =20
interested in organizing a series of panels on this new incarnation =20
of the cult phenomenon around the following themes: politics, =20
religion, technology, sociology/society, military/warfare, history, etc.

Completed papers or 250-word abstracts should be forwarded before 15 =20
November 2005 to:
Dr. Barbara Silliman
Providence College
School of Continuing Education
P. O. Box 19722
Johnston, RI 02919-0722
BSill8360_at_aol.com

=95 Science Fiction musicals:

In the last few years, several sci-fi/fantasy television series have =20
made musicals, the most famous of which is Buffy's "Once More With =20
Feeling". There are also several productions of a "Lord of the Rings" =20=

stage musical in the works for 2006, notably in Toronto. The SF/F =20
area is interested in organizing one (1) panel on this strange hybrid =20=

and seemingly emerging phenomenon.

Completed papers or 250-word abstracts should be forwarded before 15 =20
November 2005 to:
Tanya Cochran
Georgia State University
Department of English
MSC 8R032233
Gilmer Street SE, Unit 8
Atlanta, GA 30303-3088
tcochran2_at_gsu.edu

=95 Philip K. Dick as cyberpunk author:

The SF/F area is interested in organizing one (1) panel on this new =20
angle in PKD scholarship.

Completed papers or 250-word abstracts should be forwarded before 15 =20
November 2005 to:
Paul Mountfort
Programme Co-ordinator
BA in English Language
School of Languages
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1020
New Zealand
paul.mountfort_at_aut.ac.nz

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cfp categories: 
science_and_culture