Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 13-15, 2015

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Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State College
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Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together is that there is some "unrealistic" element, whether it's magical, supernatural, or even a futuristic, technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel García Márquez to H.P. Lovecraft to William Gibson. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 20, 2015 to Lisa Wenger Bro, Middle Georgia State College, at lisa.bro@mga.edu.

Those accepted must be members of SAMLA in order to present.

SAMLA will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, NC this year from November 13-15