Call for Papers on the Work and Life of Speculative Fiction Writer Octavia Butler for inclusion in the National Black Writers Sympoium to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. Octavia Butler is considered a master storyteller in the genre of speculative fiction. Her work explores themes such as race, gender, power, sexism, and spirituality. The symposium, sponsored by the Center for Black Literature, is dedicated to exploring Butler’s work and the impact of speculative fiction in the literature of Black writers.
Interested faculty, independent researchers and students should forward a one to two page proposal with literary references on one of the following areas: a) an Exploration of the Themes in the Work of Octavia Butler b) the Presence and Influence of Black Writers in Speculative Fiction.
Deadline: January 15, 2009
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brenda M. Greene
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Notifications of acceptance will be sent to presenters by January 30, 2009.