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CRSF is a postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions including, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Our aim is to showcase some of the latest developments in this dynamic and evolving field, by providing a platform for the presentation of current research by postgraduates. The conference will also encourage the discussion of this research and the construction of crucial networks with fellow researchers.

Watch this space for upcoming CRSF news.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Book Table: Liverpool University Press

We can confirm that there will be a book table at CRSF 2011 selling copies of science fiction criticism and journals. The table will be run by Liverpool University Press who publish the journal Science Fiction Film and Television (ed. by Mark Bould and Sherryl Vint) as well as the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series of books which includes work by John Clute, David Seed, Brian Aldiss, Gary Westfahl and many others.


Further to LUP's table we've had messages from other academic publishers asking if they can send material to publicise their journals to our delegates. If you represent an interested publisher, journal, or academic society and are interested in advertising, or maybe even setting up a table, at CRSF then please get in touch and we will see what we can do. Send an e-mail to: crsf2011@gmail.com.

Update 13.06.11: Unfortunately, due to scheduling clashes, a LUP rep won't be at the conference after all. They will however still have an unmanned stand with promotional material and contact details for any that are interested.

Friday, 20 May 2011

CRSF 2011: "A Vampire, a Troll, and a Martian Walk Into a Bar..."

“A Vampire, a Troll, and a Martian Walk Into a Bar....”
-- 18th June 2011 --
University of Liverpool
Keynote Lectures from: Professor Adam Roberts (Royal Holloway, University of London), 
Mr Andy Sawyer (Science Fiction Foundation Collection Librarian; Director of MA in Science Fiction Studies, University of Liverpool)

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CRSF is a postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions including, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Our aim is to showcase some of the latest developments in this dynamic and evolving field, by providing a platform for the presentation of current research by postgraduates. The conference will also encourage the discussion of this research and the construction of crucial networks with fellow researchers. The University of Liverpool is a leading centre for the study of speculative fiction, being home to the Science Fiction Foundation Collection, and is thus ideally suited to such a cause.
This year's focus is on encouraging postgraduates to network with others in their field, and related areas, whilst also demonstrating the depth and breadth of research currently being conducted into speculative fiction.

"A Vampire, a Troll, and a Martian Walk Into a Bar..."
The conference venue has been confirmed as:
The Rendall Building,
Bedford Street South,
The University of Liverpool,
Liverpool
L69 7ZA

On-the-day registration opens at 9am and will close at 9.30am.
The fee for the conference is £30, this includes both lunch and refreshments. To pay this fee please visit the University of Liverpool Online Store.

If you have any questions please get in touch with the conference team at crsf2011@gmail.com.