CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature and Film (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Brown
contact email: 
jbrow85@lsu.edu

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Annual Convention
Oct 12-14, 2006
Tucson, Arizona

The RMMLA panel on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature and Film invites submissions for its session titled "The Frontier in Science Fiction and Fantasy."

How has the American West, and specifically the historical fact of the opening and closing of the frontier, influenced SF and Fantasy literature and film? With its having been roughly forty years since Gene Roddenberry, the legendary creator of STAR TREK, began production on his "Wagon Train to the Stars," which famously explored the "final frontier," this year's panel seeks paper submissions that interrogate conceptions and influences of the frontier on SF and Fantasy. To what extent are these two genres indebted to the themes of discovery, exploration, exploitation, civilization, and savagery?

A detailed 300-word abstract is due by March 1, 2006, and should be
e-mailed to Joseph F. Brown <JBROW85_at_LSU.EDU>. Please submit your entry in the body of your email. NO ATTACHMENTS, please. Also note that all participants need to be members of RMMLA by April 1, 2006.

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cfp categories: 
science_and_culture