Thursday, January 11, 2007

Science Fiction Foundation Masterclass

Science Fiction Foundation announces SF Criticism Masterclass for 2007Class Leaders:Andrew M. ButlerJoan HaranBrian Stableford
The Science Fiction Foundation (SFF) will be holding the first of an annual Masterclass in sf criticism in 2007.
The SFF is launching this new venture in conjunction with the University of Liverpool, which hosts its book collection within the university library. The aim of the Masterclass is to provide those who have a serious interest in sf criticism with the opportunity to exchange ideas with leading figures in the field, and also to use the SFF Collection.
The first Masterclass will take place from June 19-22, 2007 at the University of Liverpool. Each full day of the Masterclass will consist of morning and evening classes, with afternoons free to use the SFF Collection. Class leaders for 2007 will be Andrew M. Butler, Joan Haran, and Brian Stableford. Delegate costs will be £180 per person, excluding accommodation; accommodation (at a local hotel) will be booked through the Masterclass with current rates being £59.50 (single)/ £79.50 (twin).
Applicants should write to Farah Mendlesohn at Applicants will be asked to provide a CV and writing sample; these will be assessed by an Applications Committee consisting of Farah Mendlesohn, Paul Kincaid, Andy Sawyer, and Roger Luckhurst.
Completed applications must be received by 28th February 2007.