CFP: WisCon30 Feminist Science Fiction Convention (2/28/06; 5/26/06-5/29/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Joan Haran
contact email: 
joanharan@btinternet.com

  CALL FOR PAPERS
   
  WISCON 30, WORLD'S LEADING FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: 26 - 29 MAY 2006 CONCOURSE HOTEL, MADISON, WISCONSIN
   
  GUESTS OF HONOR: JANE YOLEN AND KATE WILHELM
   
  ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28 2006
   
  WisCon 30, the world’s leading feminist science fiction convention, will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 -29, 2006, at the Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, USA. WisCon encourages discussion, debate and extrapolation of ideas relating to feminism, gender, race and class. The convention honors writers, editors and artists whose work explores these themes and whose voices have opened new dimensions and territory in these issues. As well as an extensive program of fan and author oriented events, WisCon has a track of academic programming that is open to undergraduate, postgraduate and independent scholars. For detailed information about the convention see: http://www.wiscon.info/index.php
   
  We invite papers and presentations on science fiction and fantasy, with an emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, race, and class. Scholarly work on fandom is also invited. We especially welcome papers on the work of this year's guests of honour, Jane Yolen and Kate Wilhelm. WisCon 30 will be a massive celebration of feminist science fiction with many returning guests of honor including, to name just three of an extensive list of luminaries, Samuel R. Delany, Carol Emswhiller and Ursula K. Le Guin. See the WisCon website for the full list of authors about whom scholarly work would be appreciated.
   
  Send proposals of 50-100 words via e-mail to Joan Haran: haranj_at_cardiff.ac.uk
  Deadline for receipt is February 28 2006.

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