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CFP: Environmental Science Fiction Film

2012 July 11
by smonani

The 2013 Eaton/Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) Conference

Riverside, CA



From reflection on species extinction in Silent Running (1972) and overpopulation and resource management in Soylent Green (1973) to the passing away of the last tree god in Hellboy 2 (2008) and the colonial acquisition and ecological devastation of Avatar (2009), science fiction film has engaged in a variety of ways with popular environmental concerns. Proposals are invited for papers that explore the ecological and environmental aspects of science fiction film from any period. What is the extent of their engagement with contemporary environmental issues? What is the role of the image in this engagement? What changes to the style and content of these films can be tracked across different periods of ecological and environmental awareness?


This panel is sponsored by ASLE and ASLE-UKI, professional affiliates of the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA). Please send 200 word proposals in the body of your email to Eric Otto ( by 1st September, 2012. Visit the Eaton/SFRA conference website for more details (

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