Just heard that I’ve had…

Just heard that I've had a paper accepted for SFRA, "Using Speculative Fiction to Explore Gender (and Other Identity-Based) Paradigms." Which I think means I have to write a paper. But the conference isn't until June, so I have some time. Anyone else thinking of going to White Plains in June?

I'll also be at ICFA this coming weekend, on a panel about "SF Criticism outside the Academy." I don't think I'm expected to write a paper for that one, but I should make some notes, at least.

4 thoughts on “Just heard that I’ve had…”

  1. I cannot imagine getting a paper accepted before it is written. Even when I have been invited to submit a paper somewhere, it has been refereed after I submitted it. Is this a difference of customs in different fields?

  2. Mary Anne Mohanraj

    Well, this is accepted for conference presentation, not for publication. They often accept papers for conferences on the strength of an abstract. I don’t know whether that’s true throughout the humanities, or even through English — it may only be for pedagogy papers and/or sf, which are the areas where I’ve done this before.

  3. I see. Most of the conferences I attend have contributed papers. Anyone can contribute one of these, just by providing an abstract. I suspect that if and when the number of submitted abstracts exceeds the number of available time slots, something like your field’s protocols will be adopted.

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