CFP: Robert A. Heinlein Centennial (3/31/07; 7/6/07-7/8/07)
Call for Papers
Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
July 6-8, 2007
Kansas City, MO
Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
July 7, 2007, marks the 100th anniversary of Robert A. Heinlein's birth.
We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related the works, life, and theories of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
Topics can include any aspect of Heinlein or his works. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
--The Human Diaspora
--The Future History
--Popular culture and science fiction
--Critical analysis of Heinlein's works, characters, and themes
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 literary studies of Robert A. Heinlein. 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 - 15:59:21 EST