Second CFP: Science and Fiction Panel at MMLA 2016 (St. Louis, Nov. 10-13)

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Midwest Modern Language Association
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In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Border States," we welcome papers that explore borders—or the blurring of such borders--within Science and Fiction. How does fiction work to educate us as readers on the use of technology? Are these examples historically, culturally, or socially relevant? Suggested topics may include:

* Women in Science Fiction
* Images of science in literature
* Energy resources in literature
* The image of the scientific utopia
* Science and progress
* The human body and/or its representation
* Representations of the apocalypse, dystopias, or other disasters in literature

Papers may conform to any fictional genre. Please submit 250-word proposals by April 5, 2016 to session chair Jerrica Jordan at jerrica.ryan@siu.edu. Please include a brief academic bio with your submission.