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Current Research in Speculative Fiction (CRSF) Conference

Monday 17th June 2013 at the University of Liverpool

Keynote Lectures from: Pat Cadigan (Double Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Author) and Dr. Peter Wright (Edge Hill University)

Now in its third 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 in its newly refurbished Rendall Building.

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
Cyberpunk
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-Anglophone SF
Otherness ?Pastoral
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 Fictio.

Please submit an abstract of 300 words for a 20 minute paper and a 100 word biography to CRSF.team@gmail.com by Monday 11th March 2013.

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

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