Copyright 2019 - Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung

On the one hand, within literary and film studies, the notion of horror is used as a genological category. On the other hand, as an aesthetic category, it is referred to various cultural texts: literary works, films, and TV series as well as theatrical performances and video games. Anita Has-Tokarz, in a monograph Horror w literaturze współczesnej i filmie [Horror in Contemporary Literature and Film] (2010), even considers it to denote “an effect [of dread] exerted on the recipient by a [cultural] text” (p. 51; our own translation). We would like to devote the third issue of “Dzieciństwo. Literatura i Kultura” to the relations of childhood and adolescence with horror – understood in all these ways – which are visible in three fields of consideration.

Please find pasted below the call for papers for the next issue of Dzieciństwo. Literatura i Kultura [Childhood: Literature and Culture], a biannual journal published at the University of Warsaw, Poland. The theme of the issue is Horror(s) of childhood and adolescence, and the deadline is January, 31, 2020.

The first issue of the journal is here: https://www.journals.polon.uw.edu.pl/index.php/dlk/issue/view/18.
All papers are peer-reviewed and, if accepted, published in open access without any article processing fees.

Dystopien stellen uns auf erzählerische Weise staatliche, quasi-staatliche und nichtstaatliche Herrschaftsstrukturen in ihrer Schrecklichkeit vor. Sie erfreuen sich großer Beliebtheit und werden in verschiedenen Medien produziert und konsumiert, etwa in Literatur, Film und Computerspiel. Entsprechend werden sie auf akademischem Niveau vor allem in den auf diese Medien bezogenen Disziplinen rezipiert: Literaturwissenschaft, Filmwissenschaft, Games Studies usw. Doch Dystopien stellen auch einen wichtigen Beitrag zum gesellschaftlichen Diskurs dar. Daher sollten sie auch auf Interesse in der Politikwissenschaft und der Soziologie stoßen – und zu einem fruchtbaren Dialog zwischen den verschiedenen Disziplinen einladen. Um diesen interdisziplinären Diskurs zu dokumentieren und weiterzuführen, ist daher ein Sammelband geplant, der verschiedene Perspektiven auf die Dystopie versammelt und sich insbesondere auf den Staat konzentriert.

Deadline: 15. Januar 2020

 

11. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)

in Kooperation mit der German Popular Culture Studies Association (GPCA)

10.-12. September 2020, Universität Augsburg, Deutschland

 

Autor Ian McEwan’s kürzliche Behauptung, dass Science Fiction nicht politisch genug wäre, ist nicht nur elitär, sondern könnte auch nicht weiter von der Wahrheit entfernt sein. Schließlich ist die Fantastik, egal ob es sich um Science Fiction, Fantasy, Gothic oder Horror handelt, seit jeher politisch gewesen, da sie es uns ermöglicht, Alternativen zu unserer Realität zu entwerfen.

Deadline: 1. Januar 2020

 

Walter James Miller (1918–2010) was an American literary critic, playwright, poet, and translator. He was the author, co-author, editor and/or translator of more than sixty books, including four landmark critical editions of Jules Verne, several collections of original poetry, and critical commentaries and editions of Beckett, Bradbury, Conrad, Dickens, Doctorow, Dumas, Heller, Homer, Shakespeare, and Vonnegut. He wrote extensively for television and radio, and his verse drama was staged and revived off-Broadway. During a distinguished career as an educator and advocate for the liberal arts he taught at Hofstra University, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Colorado State University, and for over 40 years at New York University, where he created a popular “Great Books” course, and in 1980 received the NYU Alumni Great Teacher Award. In the 1960s and 1970s, he scripted, produced, and hosted numerous television and radio series on the arts, literature, and technology, and his Peabody Award-winning show Reader’s Almanac was a fixture on WNYC, public radio in New York City.

Deadline: 31. Januar 2020

 

CfP for a Special Issue of Science Fiction Film & Television

 

Guest editors: Cameron Kunzelman and Darshana Jayemanne

an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to challenging gender in science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres

Dear friends and colleagues,

A friend and I are putting together a panel on African-American alternate history for a conference at University College Dublin in December 2019, and we are looking for a third speaker to join us.

The title of the conference is:  Alternative Realities: New Challenges for American Literature in the Era of Trump

If you or yours works on some form, version, reflection on, and /or example of alternate histories within, about, or in response to contemporary African-American literature OR if you'd like more details about the conference or about the panel, please contact me: Keren Omry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Sonia Weiner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MORE MEALS TO COME

An International Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, the 70th anniversary of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the 50th anniversary of Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, the ALIMENTOPIA Team invites fellow researchers to participate in More Meals to Come, an International Conference on Utopian/Dystopian Foodways. We are especially interested in multidisciplinary approaches bridging utopian studies and food studies within fields such as Literature, Linguistics, Culture, History, Nutrition, Psychology, Anthropology, and the Arts.