Race, gender and technology in science-fiction

Published on 5 November par Institut du genre

Organisers:
Paul Edwards (MFO, CNRS/LARCA, Université Paris Diderot)
Marie Thébaud-Sorger (MFO, CNRS)
Vivien Prigent (MFO, CNRS)
Elodie Grossi (MFO, UVSQ)

Themes and studies:
• The dynamics of race, gender and sexuality
• Masculinity in sci-fi culture
• Ethnographies of sci-fi audiences
• The use of ancient civilisations as (political) models
• The engagement with history and the colonial past
• Science-fiction as propaganda
• The engagement with forward-looking political science or economic models
• The transformation of everyday life
• The transformation of the body
• Technology as totalitarian or libertarian
• The history and theory of academic interest in sci-fi as a popular subculture

Papers shall be given in English.
Proposals are due by 1 December 2018.
Send 300-word abstracts (as an email attachment in Microsoft Word format, RTF, or PDF) along with a one-page CV to mfosf2019@gmail.com.

Roundtable sessions of 60 to 90 minutes may be proposed. They should be pre-organised, and include 3 to 5 panellists. To propose a roundtable, the discussion moderator will send a single 300-word abstract describing the chosen topic, as well as supplying the full details of each panellist, namely their contact information (email and phone number), affiliation and a one-page CV for each. Please be sure to confirm the participation of all panellists before submitting an abstract.
Roundtable proposals are due by 1 December 2018.

Proposals are accepted on the principle that they represent original research that has not been published elsewhere, and on the understanding that the conference organisers will have priority in taking the papers to publication.

Confirmation of acceptance will be sent by the end of January 2019.

Full CFP