Science Fiction Across Media: Alternative Histories, Alien Futures

Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier vid Umeå Universitet ska hålla en workshop 23-24 april på temat ”Science Fiction Across Media: Alternative Histories, Alien Futures”. De skriver i sitt call for papers:

Science fiction is becoming a mainstream and increasingly popular genre in fiction and film, as demonstrated by recent novels by Kazuo Ishiguro, Michel Houellebecq, Junot Diaz and William Gibson as well as the global success of James Cameron’s Avatar. Yet science fiction is more than simple entertainment. This workshop considers science fiction as multi-medial explorations of alternative histories and alternative futures and invites scholars across the humanities to present their ongoing work on science fiction either in the form of full-length 20-minute papers, or as shorter papers on work in progress or mini-presentations on crucial concepts or ideas(8 minutes).

We are particularly interested in papers that explore science fiction in and across its varied media — novels, short stories, films, animation, comic books, computer games — and/or that focus on some aspect of the complex representation of natural and technological ecologies in the genre.

Du kan läsa hela CFP här. Om du vill delta ska du skicka en sammanfattning av ditt tilltänkta bidrag samt ditt CV senast 10 mars. Exakt information finns i brevet på länken ovan.