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Got any Arisia literature track panel ideas? Drop 'em here! Erik and… 
16th-Sep-2015 08:21 am
Got any Arisia literature track panel ideas? Drop 'em here! Erik and I could use a little help filling out our track, given the lack of usable suggestions in the forums. Please give us an idea and a description - title and precis would be perfect!
16th-Sep-2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
What sort of things are you looking for? Author-focused? Topic-focused? I think part of the problem is that Arisians don't necessarily have a good sense of what "literature" is in the sense that, say, Readercon fans do.

That said, do you have anything like "Poetry in SF literature"? Seems like a topic you could rock out on.
16th-Sep-2015 02:13 pm (UTC)

We have a general speculative poetry panel, but not one about poetry within non-poetry books...
16th-Sep-2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
Ah, I wasn't thinking about it in books per se, though it does appear in quite a number of fantasy novels, or used to.

I was more thinking about the question "What is the role of (fantastical) poetry in SF/F?" Like, what can you do with SFnal topics in poetic forms that you can't do in prose? Or is poetic form more suited for fantasy/fantastic topics? Epic tales, ballads, that sort of thing have historically been poetic and also historically been (what we today would call) fantasy.
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