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About Us

The Association for Research in the Fantastic

The Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung eV (GFF) is a scientific society that has set itself the task of promoting research into the fantastic in art, literature and culture in German-speaking countries on a scientific basis and of deepening scientific and cultural knowledge in these contribute to areas. For this purpose, the company publishes the journal »Journal of Fantastic Research« ) to which our members can contribute in order to further a broader scientific and cultural understanding of the fantastic. Every year, we organise a conference in order to meet and discuss the fantastic in all its aspects:2010: Hamburg, November 2011, XNUMX: Salzburg, 2012: Zurich, 2013: Giessen/Wetzlar, 2014: Klagenfurt, 2015: Tubingen, 2016: Munster, 2017: Vienna, 2018: Friborg, 2019: Berlin, 2020: Augsburg, 2021: Cologne/Bamberg, 2022: Dortmund, 2023: Dresden, 2024: Kassel).

As association, we stand for the freedom and sovereignty of the multitude that is the fantastic and its producers . We therefore oppose all forms of extremism and enmity.

The GFF is based in Hamburg.

For more information, please contact the following email address: gff@fantastikforschung.de.

Statutes of the GFF 2023


Board of Directors of the Society for Fantastic Research:

René Schallegger – President
Christian Knöppler – Vice Chairman
Sarah Faber - Treasurer
Christian Lenz – online representative
Laura Zinn - Secretary
Lars Schmeink – Past President