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 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:
•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 CRSF.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30th April 2018.
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