MAPACA -- Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)
Science Fiction and Fantasy welcomes papers/presentations in any critical, theoretical, or (inter)disciplinary approach to any topic related to SF/F : art; literature; radio; film; television; video, role-playing, and multi-player online games. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:
Fans and Fandom/Community Building
Gender and Sexuality
Race and Otherness
Class and Hierarchies
Language and Rhetoric
Genre—Space Opera, Cyberpunk, Dark Fantasy, etc.
Sociological or Psychological Readings
Technology—Textual and Literal
Online Identity Construction
Mythology and Quest Narratives
Creatures and Aliens
Science and Magic
Reading Other "Worlds"