NeMLA March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Apocalyptic Projections in Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy Literature for 2012 and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Annette M. Magid/ Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
a_magid@yahoo.com

This panel provides an opportunity to explore the ramifications of the 2012 doomsday prophesiers on cultural behavior as witnessed within the genre of science fiction literature and cinema. The term apocalyptic may include any means of total or near-total destruction, whether it is caused by humans, aliens or Nature. Papers analyzing the role apocalyptic sci-fi and/or fantasy have played and continue to play in literature, cinema, theater and other aspects of culture will be the main emphasis of this panel. Focus can be on apocalyptic visual arts and cinema, but written literature is also appropriate.
Please send e-mail abstracts of 200-250 words in MS Word .doc or .docx.

Deadline: September 30, 2011
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
E-mail address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

cfp categories: 
film_and_television
popular_culture
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond