CFP - Pippi to Ripley: The Female Figure in Fantasy and SF

Thursday, 24 January 2013 14:26

Pippi to Ripley: The Female Figure in Fantasy and Science Fiction

May 4-5, 2013, Ithaca College

Keynote speaker: Tamora Pierce

We welcome paper proposals on all aspects of female representation within an imaginative context, including but not limited to:

- A discussion of the child-heroines in folktales from multiple cultures.

- The evolution of characters such as Buffy (The Vampire Slayer), Cat Woman, and Red Sonja as they are presented in television, film, graphic novels/comics, or literature.

- The female characters in video games such as Tomb Raider, Metroid, and Mass Effect.

- The female characters featured in Shonen and Shojo manga as well as other images of female characters in anime films and television.

- Robot , cyborg, and psychically enhanced girls and women.

- Female heroes and villains in comic books and graphic novels.

- YA heroines in the works of Madeleine L'Engle, Tamora Pierce, and Suzanne Collins.

- The depiction of goddesses, Amazons, and other fierce female entities from western and non-western traditions.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract by February 1, 2013, to Katharine Kittredge, Ithaca College, Department of English, kkittredge[at]ithaca[dot]edu

Pippi to Ripley is intended to foster intellectual engagement between the college community and local students, teachers, writers, readers and artists; and to provide an affordable venue for undergraduates, graduate students and professors to present their work. Towards these ends, the

presenter’s registration fee is $35; all other participants are invited to attend for free. Direct questions to Katharine Kittredge, kkittredge[at]ithaca[dot]edu.

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