Indigenous 'Deep' Space: Indigenous Absence and Presence in Sci-Fi and Comics. SW/TX ACA/PCA February 8-11, 2012.

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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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nativestudiespca@gmail.com

Call for Papers: "Indigenous 'Deep' Space:
Indigenous Absence and Presence in Sci-Fi and Comics"

2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
33rd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM
EMAIL 250-word abstract to: nativestudiespca@gmail.com
Paper proposals are now being accepted for a panel dedicated to the absence and presence of Indigenous characters and cultures in popular Sci-Fi and comics. From Star Trek Voyager's Chakotay to the X-Men's Danielle Moonstar, Sci-Fi and comic genres have capitalized on the Indigenous landscape for characters and cultures. This panel asks presenters to examine and discuss the absence and presence of Indigenous characters and cultures in these popular genres.

The deadline for submitting proposals is December 1, 2011.
Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged:

●Indigenous Writers of Sci-Fi and speculative fiction genres.
●Indigenous Cultures In Space (Issues of colonization that mirror Indigenous histories in Sci-Fi Deep Space Settings)
●Blue Corn Comics
●Indigenous/Native American descended characters in Sci-Fi
●Indigenous/Native American descended characters in comic and graphic novels
●Specific Sci-fi T.V. Shows incorporating Indigenous Cultures and Characters (episodes of Stargate, Angel, Buffy, Star Trek etc).
●Online Comics
●History of Indigenous Characters in Sci-fi or comics

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Brian Hudson and Margaret Vaughan at this email nativestudiespca@gmail.com
Please forward this information to people who would be interested in participating.

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