CFP: [20th] ACLA '08: SciFi as Convoy: Tactics in Collection and Dispersion

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Nhora Serrano
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SciFi as Convoy: Tactics in Collection and Dispersion
(Paper abstract submissions due: Nov. 17, 2007)

Seminar Organizer: Nhora Serrano, Cal State Long Beach, Janelle A. Schwartz, U of Alaska Anchorage

Interested broadly in the movements of Science Fiction across media, this panel seeks papers that
address this genre (and its questionable boundaries) as a means to bring the future into the
present. According to Philip K. Dick, Science Fiction must “have a fictitious world; that is the first
step: It is a society that does not in fact exist.” If, however, it is nevertheless “predicated on our
known society,” then SciFi’s so-called innovations are inherently misleading and forever grounded
in the past. If this is the case (and we are not necessarily saying it is), then how does SciFi escape
the violence of repetition/replication and safely arrive in time.

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ACLA conference: April 24-27, 2008

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