Thursday 6th June 2019
University of Liverpool
With Keynote Lectures from:
Dr Paul March-Russell (University of Kent)
Dr Nicole Devarenne (University of Dundee)
Returning for its ninth year, the Current Research in Speculative Fictions conference is a one-day postgraduate event designed to promote the research of speculative fictions, including Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy not only in literature but also in visual and performative arts. Attracting an international selection of delegates, CRSF showcases some of the latest research in these ever-evolving fields, while also providing a platform for postgraduate students to present their current research, engage in discussion with scholars in related subjects and create 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.
We are seeking abstracts relating to speculative fiction, including, but not limited to, papers on the following topics:
•AI narratives •Alternate History •Animal Studies •Anthropocene •Cyber Culture •Death •Disability Ethics •Economics •Fan Culture •Gaming •Genre •Gender •Graphic Novels •Horror •Human and Non-human Sentience •Liminal Fantasy •Metafiction •Memory •Monstrosity •Otherness •Poetry •Politics •Postcolonialism •Posthumanism •Proto-SF •Psychology •Sexuality Spiritualism •Sublime •Supernatural •Transhumanism •Technology •Time •TV, Film and Theatre •Fantasy •Utopia/Dystopia •Virtuality •New Weird and Weird •Young Adult Fiction
Please submit an abstract of 300 words for a 20 minute English language paper and a 100 word biography to CRSF.email@example.com by Friday 31th March 2019.
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