The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention (also known as Worldcon, and in this instance Noreascon 4) will be taking place in Boston, Massachusetts
September 2-6, 2004. Attendance figures are expected to exceed 6000.
The Academic Program Track is seeking papers, panel presentations, seminars,
workshops, and poster presentations on all subjects relating to science
fiction, fantasy, and horror literature, including, but not limited to:
Teaching Speculative Fiction
Teaching other courses through Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (SF, F,
Critical Thinking through SF, F, & H
Teaching through Speculative Media (Potter, Rings, and other things)
Teaching Diversity through SF, F, & H
Teaching History through SF, F, & H
Teaching Terry Pratchett
Teaching William Tenn
Teaching J. R. R. Tolkien
Interlacing Folklore Archetypes Within SF, F, & H
Advising an SF Club
Looking from the Past to the Future
History of Speculative Fiction
Ethnography of Fandom
Folk Music and Ethnomusicology
Comics as Literature
Of particular interest are materials dealing with the Guests of Honor,
authors Terry Pratchett and William Tenn, but we will accept submissions
focusing on a wide variety of genre authors and subjects.
We are more than happy to consider pre-arranged panels and presentations, as
well as the appearance of a presenter on more than one program item.
Please send abstracts by July 25th, 2004
These sessions will be open to the general membership of the convention, as
well as those seeking to earn academic credit by way of a special course
offered through Suffolk University.
As so many people who do not normally attend academic conventions will be
present, presentation of material previously offered in other venues (either
previously published or presented) will be acceptable.
Please submit a brief abstract of your paper, presentation, panel, or
workshop. 100-200 words will be sufficient. Feel free to inquire about
prospective papers, presentations, or panels.
The Worldcon, or World Science Fiction Convention, is the annual convention
of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). Worldcons have been held each
year since 1939 with the exception of four years during World War II.
Locations have included the United States, Canada, Australia, England,
Scotland, Germany, and The Netherlands. Science fiction and fantasy fans
travel from places as diverse as Japan, Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Norway,
Finland, Croatia, New Zealand, and Russia to attend.
For more information on Noreascon 4, including registration rates and other
information, please visit http://www.noreascon.org.
Please address all inquiries to Dr. Solomon Davidoff, Academic Program
Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the words "N4 Academic Track" in
the subject line.
Dr. Solomon Davidoff
New England Institute of Art
General Education Department
10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 953-4337
FAX: (617) 743-3131 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://noreascon.org
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