Environmental Science Fiction (4/12/10; SFRA, 6/24/2010-6/27/2010, AZ)

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Eric Otto/Florida Gulf Coast University
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Proposals are invited for presentations that explore science fiction through the lens of ecocritical studies. There is no shortage of science fiction writers whose works demand analysis using the tools of ecocriticism that have emerged over the last two decades. The purpose of this panel is to highlight science fiction's unique contribution to environmental thinking, and hopefully to work toward a deeper and much-needed understanding of the genre as "an environmental literature par excellence" (Gough).

Please submit 300-word paper proposals by April 12th, 2010 to eotto@fgcu.edu. See http://sfra2010.ning.com for more information about the conference.