CFP: 41st Annual SFRA Conference, June 24-27, 2010

You can find out all the details about the Science Fiction Research Association’s 2010 meeting in Carefree, Arizona on the official site here. However, here’s a run down of the important bits including the call for papers. See you there next year!

41st Annual Science Fiction Research Association Conference

June 24-27, 2010

Carefree, Arizona

Far Stars and Tin Stars: Science Fiction on the Frontier

The 2010 Science Fiction Research Association 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 March 15, 2010 to Craig Jacobsen: jacobsen at mesacc dot edu.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.