MAPACA -- Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
sternm@wit.edu (Marilyn Stern)

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
Utopia/Dystopia
Language and Rhetoric
Genre—Space Opera, Cyberpunk, Dark Fantasy, etc.
Textual Analysis
Sociological or Psychological Readings
Archival Research/History
Technology—Textual and Literal
Online Identity Construction
Mythology and Quest Narratives
Creatures and Aliens
Science and Magic
Reading Other “Worlds”

cfp categories: 
film_and_television
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond