This group is designed to discuss speculative fiction with special attention to spec fic featuring characters of color. We are calling it Octavia Butler as a way to frame discussions around gender, ethnicity, and sexuality. We are especially interested in how Octavia Butler’s literature is being used across disciplines in the classroom.

Calls for proposals for Butler panel at MLA 2016 by March 15, 2015

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    Tarshia Stanley

    The Octavia E. Butler Society is working on a panel for the 2016 MLA Convention. If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please see the call below:

    10 Years Gone: Octavia E. Butler’s Public Legacy
    Special Session

    We invite papers discussing Butler’s impact on her reading public: book clubs, literary societies, social justice movements, etc. 250 word abstracts/short bios by 15 March 2015; Tarshia Stanley (

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