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First held in 2011, CRSF is an annual 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.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Call for Papers: CRSF 2018

CRSF 2018

Friday 29th June 2018
University of Liverpool

With Keynote Lectures from:

Tricia Sullivan (Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Author)
Dr Mark Bould (UWE Bristol) 

Returning for its eighth year, the Current Research in Speculative Fictions conference is a one day postgraduate event designed to promote the research of speculative fictions, including Science FictionHorror 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:

•Alternate History •Animal Studies •Anthropocene •Body Horror •Cyber Culture •Disability •Fan Culture •Gaming •Genre •Gender •Graphic Novels •Human and Non-human Sentience •Liminal Fantasy •Metafiction •Memory •Morality •Monstrosity •Otherness •Poetry •Politics •Post-Colonialism •Posthumanism •Proto-SF •Psychology •Realism •Sexuality •Slipstream •Spiritualism •Steampunk •Supernatural •Transhumanism •Technology •Time •TV, Film and Theatre •Urban Fantasy •Utopia/Dystopia •Virtuality •Weird Fiction •Young Adult Fiction.

Please submit an abstract of 300 words for a 20 minute English language paper and a 100 word biography to by Friday 30th April 2018.

For further information email the conference team at 
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