UPDATE: SciFi/Fantasy and the Other (3/20/06; SCMLA, 10/28/06-10/30/06)]

full name / name of organization: 
Shari Evans
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The deadline is extended for the SciFi/Fantasy Panel at the SCMLA to March
20, 2006. Particularly encouraged are any papers dealing with the work of
recently deceased writer Octavia Butler.

CFP: SciFi/Fantasy and the Other (3/20/06; SCMLA 10/28-30 Fort Worth, Texas)

Science Fiction / Fantasy Panel:
The Other Speaks: Sci-Fi, Speculative Fiction and Fantasy from the Margins

As genres, science fiction, speculative fiction and fantasy have often
been sites of contact and exchange in which the Other is imagined and
given a place to speak. However, these depictions of otherness have ofen
remained unproblematized and had historically rarely come out of
marginalized groups themselves. This panel seeks papers that address the
issue of marginalization—gendered, raced, or classed—from the inside. We
are interested in papers that consider the science fiction, speculative
fiction and/or fantasy of writers of color and /or women writers; papers
that are about works that are written from the point of view of an other;
papers that seek to explore the Other who doesn't speak but is
represented; and papers that specifically address the role of the Other in
making speech, narrative, or self-image possible.

Please send 500 word abstracts by March 20, 2006 to Dr. Shari Evans,
Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth Group I, 3rd Floor 285 Old Westport Road North
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, or by email to sevans_at_umassd.edu as a Word

SCMLA will be held October 28-30, 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas. Conference
participants must be SCMLA members at the time of the conference.

--Shari EvansAssistant Professor of EnglishUniversity of Massachusetts-DartmouthGroup I, 3rd Floor285 Old Westport RoadNorth Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300508-999-6322 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Tue Mar 07 2006 - 18:22:33 EST