Call for Roundtable Panel Participants "Teaching Dystopian Texts in Dystopian Times" Society for Utopian Studies, Nov. 9-12, 2017

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The Teaching Committee is seeking participants for a roundtable discussion on “Teaching Dystopian Texts in Dystopian Times” at the Society for Uotpian Studies 2017 conference in Memphis, TN November 9-12, 2017. We will have between 4-6 scholars speak on texts (both written and visual) such as The Circle, The Hunger Games, I am Legend, Elysium and others.  Topics will include pedagogical approaches to the texts, managing the political tensions that arise when teaching dystopian texts, and related issues.  Please send a text title and a brief description of the topic you would bring to the discussion to Ellen Rigsby ( and Amber Foster ( by July 10.