Mid-Atlantic Popular &
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Area chair

Leigha McReynolds (University of Maryland, College Park)

Science Fiction and Fantasy welcomes papers/presentations in any critical, theoretical, or (inter)disciplinary approach to any topic related to SF/F: art; literature; radio; film; television; video, role-playing, and multi-player online games. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Race and Otherness
  • Class and Hierarchies
  • Utopia/Dystopia
  • Mythology and Quest Narratives
  • Creatures and Aliens
  • Science and Magic
  • Reading Other “Worlds”
  • Language and Rhetoric
  • Genre—Space Opera, Cyberpunk, Dark Fantasy, etc.
  • Fans and Fandom/Community Building
  • Textual Analysis
  • Sociological or Psychological Readings
  • Archival Research/History
  • Technology—Textual and Literal
  • Online Identity Construction

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