CFP: Women and Science Fiction (3/15/05; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Ximena Gallardo

Fem-scape: A Special Edition of Reconstruction 5.4


Guest Editors: Ximena Gallardo C. and Kim Wells


The guest editors for Reconstruction 5.4 invite submissions on any aspect of women and science fiction, both in literature and film. Cultural criticism, theory, book and media reviews, and interviews will be considered for this special edition.


As its title indicates, Fem-scape aims to create a discursive space to explore a range of views on woman and science-fiction, including liminal issues, ruptures, and gaps in science fiction scholarship concerning feminist and gender issues. Thereby we are particularly interested in reviewing manuscripts that interrogate (a) science-fiction texts on women, women's issues, and gender issues as related to women's issues, and/or (b) science-fiction texts written by less-discussed women authors, and/or (c) science-fiction films directed by women.

In matters of citation, it is assumed that the proper MLA format will be followed. Other citation formats are acceptable in respect to the disciplinary concerns of the author. Additional information on the preparation of manuscripts for submission can be found at <>.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN 1547-4348) <> is an innovative culture studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the opportunity and ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies.

Reconstruction is currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

Deadline for Submissions is March 15, 2005. Review of queries, proposals, and papers begins immediately.


Please send all proposals, submissions, and queries via e-mail to both co-editors. Make sure that you attach your text in either MS Word (.doc), WordPerfect (.wpd), or Rich Text file (.rtf). No .zip files will be accepted, unless by arrangement in advance.



Ximena Gallardo C.


Kim Wells



Ximena Gallardo C. and Kim Wells are the area chairs for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

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