Pippi to Ripley:
The Female Figure in Fantasy and Science Fiction
May 4-5, 2013
Keynote speaker: Tamora Pierce
We welcome paper proposals on all aspects of female representation within an imaginative context, including but not limited to:
∑ A discussion of the child-heroines in folktales from multiple cultures.
∑ The evolution of characters such as Buffy (The Vampire Slayer), Cat Woman, and Red Sonja as they are presented in television, film, graphic novels/comics, or literature.
∑ The female characters in video games such as Tomb Raider, Metroid, and Mass Effect.
∑ The female characters featured in Shonen and Shojo manga as well as other images of female characters in anime films and television.
∑ Robot , cyborg, and psychically enhanced girls and women.
∑ Female heroes and villains in comic books and graphic novels.
∑ YA heroines in the works of Madeleine LíEngle, Tamora Pierce, and Suzanne Collins.
∑ The depiction of goddesses, Amazons, and other fierce female entities from western and non-western traditions.
Please send a 300-500 word abstract by February 1, 2013, to Katharine Kittredge, Ithaca College, Department of English, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pippi to Ripley is intended to foster intellectual engagement between the college community and local students, teachers, writers, readers and artists; and to provide an affordable venue for undergraduates, graduate students and professors to present their work. Towards these ends, the presenterís registration fee is $35; all other participants are invited to attend for free. Direct questions to Katharine Kittredge, email@example.com.
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