UPDATE: Environmental Science Fiction (1/10/07; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

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ASLE 2007 Proposed Roundtable, or Panel Environmental Science Fiction: Genre and Possibility Ecocriticism has indeed branched out to include literatures not typically associated with "nature writing." In an effort to continue this extension of ecocriticism into other genres, this roundtable/panel will explore the contributions of science fiction (SF) to environmental thought and ecological understandings. 250-word proposals are invited for a roundtable/panel that will examine SF as a literature well-suited to express the concerns of environmentalism and to explore humanity's place in ecological systems. General ecocritical discussions of the SF genre--its rhetorical modes, its environmental history, etc.--are welcome, as are more specific studies of particular works. Send proposals by January 10th, 2007 to Eric Otto, eco2_at_psu.edu. Inquiries welcome. See conference website for more details: www.woffordcollege.org/asle/Eric C. Otto, Ph.D. Lecturer in English Schoo!
 l of Humanities and Social Sciences Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 5091 Station Road Erie, PA 16563-1501 phone: (814) 898-6193 email: eco2_at_psu.edu

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