Worlds Apart Science Fiction Conference (Worlds Apart SF)

Venue: University of Hertfordshire

Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 02, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 03, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 30, 2011
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Worlds Apart Science Fiction Conference
This inter-disciplinary conference will explore science fiction in all its forms both in popular culture and in the academy.
Keynote Speakers:
Dr Paul Magrs, Professor Patrick Parrinder
Call for Papers
Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to (but not limited to) any of the following themes:
• Scientific Romance
• Steampunk
• Cyberpunk
• Mundane Science Fiction
• The Pulps
• Comics and Graphic Novels
• Science Fiction Film
• Science Fiction Television
• Feminist Science Fiction
• Science Fiction and Gender
• Science Fiction and Sexuality
• Science Fiction and Race
• Apocalypse and Science Fiction
• Utopias and Dystopias
• Ecocriticism and Science Fiction
• Children’s Science Fiction
Of particular interest:
Panels and papers on Joanna Russ or Doctor Who
Submitting an abstract:
Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for the conference. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by 30th December 2011.
Abstracts should be submitted to the conference organizer Dr Pat Wheeler:
Emails should be entitled Worlds Apart Conference. Abstract and should contain the following information:
• author(s) of paper/presentation;
• affiliation;
• title of abstract;
• body of abstract


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