Helen J Pilinovsky
(10/25/04 9:02 am)
Special WisCon Issue of Extrapolation|
Call For Papers: The WisCon Issue of Extrapolation
Guest Editors: Joan Haran and Helen Pilinovsky
Deadline for submission: 03 December, 2004
The guest editors for the special WisCon issue of Extrapolation invite submissions for Vol. 46, No. 1. This will be our third annual issue: all WisCon participants and other interested parties are encouraged to contribute. The WisCon issue of Extrapolation is intended to fulfill two main goals:
* To provide a space for the contextualization and examination of the field of feminist science fiction
* To stimulate focused discourse by providing the best papers presented at WisCon to an extended audience.
We are seeking articles concerning any and all aspects of the intersections of feminism, science fiction and fantasy. Papers presented at or inspired by WisCon are sought, and scholarly works concentrating on the work of Guests of Honor Eleanor Arnason and/or Patricia McKillip are particularly welcome. Other welcome topics might address some of the questions raised at WisCon, such as:
*Feminist communities: real and imagined
*The integration of fans and professionals in the science fiction community
* Fantasy and science fiction that explores/expands notions of gender
Previous issues have covered topics ranging from the history of women's roles in science fiction to the questions surrounding slash fiction; from maternity in feminist fiction to theorizations of gendered sexuality and dominance. Judging from this year's WisCon presentations, we'll be seeing many more challenging topics in this upcoming issue.
All manuscript submissions, including explanatory notes and the list of Works Cited, should be double-spaced in a size 12 font. Neither embedded footnotes nor generated footnotes should be used. Documentation should follow the MLA Style Manual (1999) with parenthetical citations in the text and a Works Cited list at the end. Only explanatory endnotes are needed.
Reviews of queries, proposals, and papers will begin immediately: please send papers as attachments in either MS Word or as rich text format (.rtf) simultaneously to :
Extrapolation is a peer reviewed academic journal which
publishes original essays and reviews exploring all aspects of the
fantastic, including science fiction, fantasy and horror in print
and film. The journal has been publishing quality work by established
and new scholars since 1959. Its membership roster includes hundreds
of universities and individuals across North and South America,
Europe and Asia. The editors of the journal, Donald "Mack"
Hassler and Javier A. Martinez, are excited by the opportunity to
work together with WisCon and to provide another venue for the ongoing
dialogue between feminism, fan culture and academia. The special
issue will feature established voices in the community as well as
newcomers who are reshaping the field for a new generation. For
more information: fp.dl.kent.edu/extrap/