WisCon Feminist Science Fiction Convention Academic Track: Approaching Deadline March 8, 2014

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WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention invites papers for its academic programming track. WisCon 38 takes place in Madison, Wisconsin from May 23-26, 2014. The academic track is open to undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs, tenured faculty and independent scholars.

We invite individual papers and panel presentations on science fiction and fantasy, with an emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, "race", and class. Work on fandom is also actively encouraged. We especially welcome papers on the work of this year's guests of honor; Hiromi Goto and N.K. Jemisin. The use of PowerPoint presentations, the screening of DVDs, or more performance-oriented presentations are encouraged.

At WisCon, papers are presented in groups of two or three during a single 75-minute programming slot. If a group of presenters would like to submit their papers together as a single panel, they should indicate that on their paper submissions. If you'd like to submit a paper for consideration, please go the WisCon website http://www.wiscon.info/ and use the form supplied http://www.wiscon.info/academic.php (you must create a WisCon login to submit a proposal). Proposals are due March 08, 2014 by midnight CST. Please direct any queries to academic@wiscon.info