CFP: [20th] Robert A. Heinlein (10/15/08; PCA/ACA 3/8/09-3/11/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa N. D'Amico
contact email: 
lisa.damico@tamu.edu

Call for Papers:
Robert A. Heinlein Studies

National PCA/ACA Conference
April 8-11, 2009
New Orleans Marriott Hotel

The Heinlein Studies Area invites papers, panels, and multimedia presentations related to Robert
A. Heinlein, his works, and his influences. Presentations from a variety of academic and critical
perspectives and disciplines are welcome and should be suitable for a 15- to 20-minute
reading/presentation time limit.

Please e-mail inquiries or 250-word abstracts and working bibliography (optional) to Lisa N.
D'Amico, Heinlein Studies Area Chair, at pca_at_rahstudies.org. Deadline for abstracts and
proposals is November 15, 2008.

Prospective panelists will be contacted promptly via e-mail. All submissions will be
acknowledged upon receipt.

Suggested topics of exploration include (but are not limited to):
--The Human Diaspora
--The Future History
--World-as-Myth
--The juveniles
--Defining humanity in sf context
--Cultural contexts
--Popular culture and science fiction
--The space program
--Short stories and novels
--Social structure
--Critical analysis of Heinlein's works, characters, and themes

Since Heinlein's works encompass many fields of study, Heinlein Studies is not limited to science
fiction or literary themes only. Presentations are encouraged from all academic areas, including
history, the sciences, engineering, political science, etc.

For more information, visit the RAH Studies website: www.rahstudies.org.

Lisa N. D'Amico
Department of English
Texas A&M University
4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4227

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond