CFP: Is She for Real? Women and Science Fiction (4/16/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Peterson, Alayne
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49th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Cleveland,
Ohio (11/8/07-11/11/07)

CFP: "Is She for Real? Women and Science Fiction"

This is a call for papers for a proposed Special Session panel which
will examine works on a broad range of topics related to women in
science fiction.
Such issues might be (but are not limited to):
         gender and identity
        sex and sexuality in SF fiction and/or film
        depiction of women in SF film
        Second Wave feminism and New Wave SF
        the writings of Octavia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin, James
Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon), Joanna Russ, Marge Piercy, and others;
        critical reception of feminist science fiction.

This year's informal conference theme is "Revisiting Realisms" but
panelists are not required to address it in their papers.

Interested presenters should submit a 200-300 word abstract to Alayne
Peterson, University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac,
no later than April 16, 2007.

 For more information on the conference, please visit

Alayne M. Peterson
Assistant Professor of English
UW-Fond du Lac
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Office: (920)929-3659

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