For those of you attending MLA in ’07, this might be of interest:
Modern Language Association — national conference in Chicago, December 2007
Panel number and title: #458. Science Fiction in the “Third” World
Saturday, 29 December, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Michigan B, Sheraton Chicago Hotels and Towers
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature
Presiding: Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Iowa State Univ.
1. “A Fence against the Other: Utopian and Science Fiction in West Africa,” Tiziana Morosetti, Univ. of Bologna
2. “Gender Anarchy and Gender Anarchism: A Look Back at the Argentine Future with Ana María Shua and Angélica Gorodischer,” Patrick O’Connor, Oberlin Coll.
3. “Keri Hulme’s Utopian Remythification in The Bone People,” Sharon R. Wilson, Univ. of Northern Colorado