Saturday, May 16, 2015

CFP In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction (Spec Issue of Foundation) (12/4/15)

From the UPenn CFP List:

In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction
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Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
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Call for Papers
In More’s Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction
Foundation #124 (summer 2016)

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More’s seminal work, Utopia. Although the text has been of importance within Renaissance Studies and political philosophy, it has also occupied a special place within science fiction for helping to popularize the notion of ‘the Great Good Place’ to which society should strive to perfect. Whether directly or indirectly, More’s text has been of huge significance for the utopian strand that runs through much science fiction.

We invite contributors to submit 6000-word articles on any aspect of More’s text and its relationship to modern and contemporary science fiction. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

The political organisation of utopias
Utopia and language
Travel and exploration
Economics and social organisation
Utopia and religion
Utopia and sexuality
The private versus the public

All submissions should meet the guidelines to contributors as laid out on the SF Foundation website. The deadline for submissions is 4th December 2015 and should be sent (with a note on university affiliation if applicable) to the regular email address: We will confirm our choice of articles by March 2016.

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