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September 12, 2010

CFP: Sexing Science Fiction

"A scholarly treatment of the issue of Sex in Science Fiction is currently under consideration for publication by McFarland Publishers as part of its Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy series (series editors Donald E. Palumbo and C. W. Sullivan III). This book, tentatively entitled Sexing Science Fiction, will be a collection of articles, with the general objective of filling the gap in the literature about this topic. ..., and this book aims to explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision the ways in which different beings express this most fundamental of behaviors.
The following is a suggested grouping of topics, but it is by no means exhaustive. This list is meant merely as a preliminary guideline. All relevant topics related to Sex in Science Fiction will be considered.
• Manifestations of female or male sexuality as differentiated or highlighted by the genre of science fiction
• Sexuality in general as it relates to the genre as a whole
• Un- or non-gendered sexuality found in science fiction
• Sexual identity
• Sexuality and reproduction (both inter- and intra-species)
• Sexuality and technology"
Submission deadline for proposals: December 1, 2010.

More information: Call for Papers website or H-Net Announcements.