National PCA/ACA Conference
April 8-11, 2009
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
The Heinlein Studies Area invites papers, panels, and multimedia presentations related to Robert A. Heinlein, his works, and his influences. Presentations from a variety of academic and critical perspectives and disciplines are welcome and should be suitable for a 15- to 20-minute reading/presentation time limit.
Please e-mail inquiries or 250-word abstracts and working bibliography (optional) to Lisa N. D'Amico, Heinlein Studies Area Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for abstracts and proposals is November 15, 2008.
Prospective panelists will be contacted promptly via e-mail. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt.
Suggested topics of exploration include (but are not limited to):
--The Human Diaspora
--The Future History
--Defining humanity in sf context
--Popular culture and science fiction
--The space program
--Short stories and novels
--Critical analysis of Heinlein's works, characters, and themes
Since Heinlein's works encompass many fields of study, Heinlein Studies is not limited to science fiction or literary themes only. Presentations are encouraged from all academic areas, including history, the sciences, engineering, political science, etc.
For more information, visit the RAH Studies website: www.rahstudies.org.
Lisa N. D'Amico
Department of English
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4227
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