SFF Book Clubs in Chicago Historical Data

Utopists,

Here's a fascinating bit of data mining on SFF book clubs in the Chicago area, not dissimilar to the analyses Ken Roemer has done over the years of the SUS program content. Shared with permission from Jake Casella. Something to ponder in your quarantines.

The study: https://www.positronchicago.com/p/positron-2020-report.html?fbclid=IwAR0WzmoMdm8O2t8crV__j...

Hope everyone is safe out there!

New Books in Literary Studies podcast: GEORGE RR MARTIN AND THE FANTASY FORM (Routledge, 2019) by Joseph Young

“In the game of thrones you either win or you die”––with over 10 million viewers per episode of Game of Thrones, one of the most successful television shows of all time, George R.R. Martin definitely wins. The success of the show is even more amazing considering it’s genre television––fantasy, to be exact. Some assert that the power of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series upon which the crowning jewel of HBO is based, comes from the author’s willingness to ignore the conventions of the fantasy genre. Not so, argues Dr.

Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI – “Fragments of Humanity”

Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference

Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI – “Fragments of Humanity”

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

November 26-27, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

Imagining Alternatives - Speculative Fiction and the Political (Call for Papers)

Imagining Alternatives - Speculative Fiction and the Political

 

11th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft fuer Fantastikforschung (GFF) in cooperation with the German Popular Culture Studies Association (GPCA)

 

September 10-12, 2020, University of Augsburg, Germany

 

ANN: To attend in Göttingen, 12-13 September: "Striking Back? On Imperial Fantasies and Fantasies of Empire"

Dear Colleagues,

Although this is rather late notice, I wanted to extend a warm invitation to my research group's upcoming conference, "Striking Back? On Imperial Fantasies and Fantasies of Empire," which will convene in Göttingen, Germany, on the 12th and 13th of September. You can find the full programme for the conference on our website, at 

http://events.mmg.mpg.de/striking-back/

To attend in Göttingen, 12-13 September: "Striking Back? On Imperial Fantasies and Fantasies of Empireo

Dear Colleagues,

Although this is rather late notice, I wanted to extend a warm invitation to my research group's upcoming conference, "Striking Back? On Imperial Fantasies and Fantasies of Empire," which will convene in Göttingen, Germany, on the 12th and 13th of September. You can find the full programme for the conference on our website, at 

http://events.mmg.mpg.de/striking-back/

To attend in Göttingen, 12-13 September: "Striking Back? On Imperial Fantasies and Fantasies of Empire"

Dear Colleagues,

Although this is rather late notice, I wanted to extend a warm invitation to my research group's upcoming conference, "Striking Back? On Imperial Fantasies and Fantasies of Empire," which will convene in Göttingen, Germany, on the 12th and 13th of September. You can find the full programme for the conference on our website, at 

http://events.mmg.mpg.de/striking-back/

Fantasy, Horror, and the Supernatural

From golems to Gollum, ghosts to Ironman, hobbits to succubi, zombies to dopplegangers, the possessed to those who wield the dark arts, the not-human, the almost-human, the was-human, the wants-to-be-human, the beyond-human, and those who use unknown powers to prey on humans have populated human culture and narrative from the beginning. Analysis from any critical perspective, exploring texts drawn from literature, film/TV, graphic novels, manga, comics, visual arts, and elsewhere, is welcome.

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