Call for papers: Worlds Apart: Science Fiction Conference April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hertfordshire
contact email: 
p.a.wheeler@herts.ac.uk

English Literature and Creative Writing Group, University of Hertfordshire, UK
contact email:
p.a.wheeler@herts.ac.uk

Keynote Speakers: TBA

Call for Papers
Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a conference to be held at the University of Hertfordshire on April 2nd & April 3rd 2012. This inter-disciplinary conference will explore science fiction in all its forms both in popular culture and in the academy. Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to (but not limited to) any of the following themes:
scientific romance
steampunk
cyberpunk
mundane science fiction
the pulps
comics and graphic novels
science fiction film
science fiction television
feminist science fiction
science fiction and gender
science fiction and sexuality
science fiction and race
apocalypse and science fiction
utopias and dystopias
ecocriticism and science fiction
children’s science fiction

Panels and papers on Joanna Russ particularly welcome
Panels and Papers on Doctor Who particularly welcome

300 word abstracts should be submitted by 30th November 2011. Abstracts should be submitted to the conference organizer, Dr Pat Wheeler: p.a.wheeler@herts.ac.uk. Emails should be entitled Worlds Apart Conference: Abstract and should contain the following information:

a) author(s) of paper/presentation; b) affiliation; c) title of abstract; d) body of abstract

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
twentieth_century_and_beyond