Current Research in Speculative Fiction
hursday, 10 December 2015
With keynotes from:
Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)
Dr Patricia Wheeler (University of Hertfordshire)
Returning for its sixth consecutive year, CRSF is a one day postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions, including SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY and HORROR; showcasing some of the latest developments in these dynamic and evolving fields. CRSF attracts an international selection of delegates and provides a platform for postgraduate students to present their current research, encourages discussion with scholars in related subjects and the construction of crucial networks with fellow researchers. The University of Liverpool, a leading centre for the study of speculative fiction and home to the Science Fiction Foundation Collection, will host the conference. CRSF 2016 will run in conjunction with the Science Fiction Research Association’s (SFRA) annual conference held on the 28th-30th June 2016.
We are seeking abstracts relating to speculative fiction, including, but not limited to, papers on the following topics:
•Alternate History •Alternative Culture •Animal Studies •Anime •Apocalypse •Body Horror •Consciousness •Cyber Culture •Drama •Eco-criticism •Fan Culture •Gaming •(Geo)Politics •Genre •Gender •Graphic Novels •The Grotesque •The Heroic Tradition •Liminal Fantasy •Magic •Meta-Franchises •Morality •Monstrosity •Music •Non-Anglo-American SF •Otherness •Pastoral •Poetry •Politics •Post-Colonialism and Empire •Proto-SF •Psychology •Quests •Realism •Sexuality •Slipstream •Spiritualism •Steampunk •Supernatural •Technology •Time •TV and Film •Urban Fantasy •Utopia/Dystopia •(Virtual) Spaces and Environments •Weird Fiction •World Building •Young Adult Fiction.
Please submit an abstract of 300 words for a 20 minute English language paper and a 100 word biography to CRSF.firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 7th March 2016.
For further information email the conference team at CRSF.email@example.com or visit our website: www.currentresearchinspeculativefiction.blogspot.com
You can download a PDF version of this call for papers here.