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Science Fiction Film and Television is still seeking articles for its special issue on Women & Science Fiction Media, intended to mark the 200th year anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. See the full call for papers at https://gerrycanavan.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/cfp-women-and-science-fiction-media-sfftv/. Articles should be approximately 7000 to 9000 words in length, including footnotes and bibliography. Submissions (in word or rtf, following MLA style) should be made via our website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lup-sfftv. Any queries should be directed to the editors, Mark Bould (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gerry Canavan (email@example.com), Sherryl Vint (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Dan Hassler-Forest (D.A.Hassler-Forest@uu.nl). The deadline for submissions for this special issue is March 15, 2017.
Science Fiction Film and Television also has a year-round open reading period. Preferred length for articles is approximately 7000-9000 words; all topics related to science fiction film, television, and related media will be considered. Typical response time is within three months. Check the journal website at Liverpool University Press for full guidelines for contributors (http://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55:science-fiction-film-and-television-&catid=8) please direct any individualized queries to the editors.
Science Fiction Film and Television also publishes reviews and review essays of books and film/television DVDs, as well as streaming television series. Several major SF films and series from 2016 are still unclaimed! Please write email@example.com with a CV and your requests for assignments…
* Some CFPs I posted yesterday: Buffy at 20! SFFTV Call for Reviewers! And Paradoxa 28: “Global Weirding” has officially appeared in the world as well; see a table of contents and our introduction, and then get one of your very own…
* I’m still gathering the loooooing list for the Pioneer Award — so let me know if you know of a peer-reviewed edited collection in SF studies broadly conceived, published in 2016, or a peer-reviewed article on SF published in a non-SF-studies journal, also in 2016!
* Visiting MLA 2017? Can I interest you in #s444?
444. Infinite Jest at Twenty
Saturday, 7 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 112A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
A special session
Presiding: Gerry Canavan, Marquette Univ.
1. “Infinite Jest‘s Near Future,” Lee Konstantinou, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
2. “Aesthetics of Trauma in Infinite Jest,” Carrie Shanafelt, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Teaneck
3. “No Year of Glad: Infinite Jest after 9/13/2008,” Gerry Canavan
Responding: N. Katherine Hayles, Duke Univ.
* I shared that one, so here’s the debunking: The Bad Research Behind the Bogus Claim That North Carolina Is No Longer a Democracy. I guess I relied on the journalistic summaries (classic blunder) didn’t realize how bad the base research was. North Carolina is still not a legitimate democracy, though.
* And while we’re on the subject: The Constitution has strangled American democracy for long enough. We need a constituent assembly.
* Why saving the congressional ethics office isn’t as big a victory as it seems. At least it was a win!
* Counterpoint: Why Star Trek: Discovery Belongs on CBS All Access.
* Darkest timeline watch: Wisconsin Senate leader says he’s open to toll roads.
* And with 2016 over, a toddler has now shot a person every week in the US for two years straight. We did it, everyone. We did it.
Paradoxa 28 is here! I got my copy in the mail yesterday. A table of contents, submitted for your approval:
* “Introduction” by Gerry Canavan and Andrew Hageman
* Mark Bould, “Not Just Some Viggo Mortensen of Desolated Left Politics: An Interview with China Miéville”
* Andrew Hageman, “The Sick One-Sentence Joke Version of the Last 12,000 Years: A Conversation between Timothy Morton and Jeff VanderMeer” (excerpted at LARB)
* Mindi McMann, “‘There were endings, but none of them were happy’: Exploitation and Authority in Hanya Yanagihara’s The People in the Trees”
* Gerry Canavan, “After Humanity: Science Fiction after Extinction in Vonnegut and Simak”
* Matt Schneider, “Translating the Unthinkable: Global Weirding in A Dark Room,
* Andrew Brown, “Reading Lovecraft at the End of World”
* Salma Monani, “Feeling and Healing Eco-social Catastrophe: The “Horrific” Slipstream of Danis Goulet’s Wakening”
* Alison Sperling’s “Second Skins: A Body-Ecology of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy”
* Stephen Shapiro, “The Weird’s World-System: The Long Spiral and Literary-Cultural Studies”
…as well as reviews of Chris Pak’s Terraforming, The Age of Lovecraft edited collection, Lucile Hadžihalilović’s Evolution, and Fredric Jameson’s An American Utopia. Check it out! I’m biased but I think it’s great.
Also, just a reminder that the “Buffy at 20” deadline was extended to this Friday! Get your proposals in; this is shaping up to be an awesome event.
Science Fiction Film and Television invites reviewers of science fiction films and television series that premiered in 2016. Please note that these are academic reviews for an academic journal; regrettably, the journal does not pay its contributors.
If you are interested, please send an interest email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the film or films you’d like to review as well as a CV.
Our DVD and streaming television reviews run 1000-2000 words; when the situation warrants we expand these reviews to 2000-4000 word “review essay” length. Reviews should be written so as not to require a bibliography.
We are especially interested in reviews of global SF cinema, as well as reviews of independent SF film.