Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Call for Papers: Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) Conference

Call for Papers

Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) Conference

Friday 20th June 2014 in the University of Liverpool

With Keynote Lectures from: Dr. Mark Bould (University of the West of England) and Prof. Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck University London)

Now in its fourth year, CRSF is a one day postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions, including SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY and HORROR; showcasing some of the latest developments in these dynamic and evolving fields. CRSF attracts an international selection of delegates and provides a platform for postgraduate students to present their current research, encourages discussion with scholars in related subjects and the construction of 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 - Alternative Culture - Anime - Apocalypse - Body Horror - Consciousness - Cyber Culture - Drama - Eco-criticism - Fan Culture - Gaming - (Geo)Politics - Genre - Gender - Graphic Novels - The Grotesque - The Heroic Tradition - Liminal Fantasy - Magic - Meta-Franchises - Morality - Monstrosity - Music - Non-Anglo-American SF - Otherness - Pastoral - Poetry - Politics - Post-Colonialism and Empire - Proto-SF - Psychology - Quests - Realism - Sexuality - Slipstream - Spiritualism - Steampunk - Supernatural - Technology - Time - TV and Film - Urban Fantasy - Utopia/Dystopia - (Virtual) Spaces and Environments - Weird Fiction - World Building - Young Adult Fiction.

Please submit an abstract of 300 words for a 20 minute English language paper and a 100 word biography to CRSF.team@gmail.com by Monday 10th March 2014.

For further information email the conference team at CRSF.team@gmail.com or visit our website: