The 2010 Science Fiction Research Association (www.sfra.org) conference theme, “Far Stars and Tin Stars: Science Fiction and the Frontier,” reflects the conference’s venue in the high desert of Carefree, Arizona, north of Phoenix. The frontier, the borderland between what is known and what is unknown, the settled and the wild, the mapped and the unexplored, is as central to science fiction as it is to the mythology of the American West.
Submissions are invited for individual papers (15-20 minutes), full paper panels (3 papers), roundtables (80 minute sessions), and other presentations that explore the study and teaching of science fiction in any medium. Preference will be given to proposals that engage the conference theme.
Paper and other session proposals should be 200-300 words. Paper panel proposals should include the proposals of all three papers and a brief statement of their unifying principle. Include all text of the proposal in the body of the email (not as an attachment). Please be sure to include full contact information for all panel members and to make all AV requests within each proposal.
E-mail submissions by April 30, 2010 to Craig Jacobsen:
Ongoing submission acceptances will be issued to better allow presenters to plan.
The conference runs June 24-27, 2010. Visit the conference website at www.sfra2010.ning.com. Rather than a static site, this year’s conference web presence is a social network designed to allow attendees (and those considering) to join, network before during and after the conference, and collaborate in the construction of the conference. Sign up even if you’re not sure whether you’ll attend.
Please distribute this call freely to anyone who might be interested.
Craig B. Jacobsen, Ph.D.
Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202
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