Speculative Fictions Conference- 17th June 2013

speculative fiction

Keynote Lectures from: Pat Cadigan (Two-time Arthur C. Clarke Award winning writer) and Dr. Peter Wright (Edge Hill University and co-author of Teaching Science Fiction)

Current Research in Speculative Fictions

Now in its third year, CRSF is a one day postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions, including SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY and HORROR; showcasing some of the latest developments in these dynamic and evolving fields. CRSF attracts an international selection of delegates and provides a platform for postgraduate students to present their current research, encourages discussion with scholars in related subjects and the construction of crucial networks with fellow researchers.

Related Topics:

  • Alternate History
  • Alternative Culture
  • Anime
  • Apocalypse
  • Body Horror
  • Consciousness
  • Cyber Culture
  • Cyberpunk
  • Eco-criticism
  • Fan Culture
  • Gaming
  • (Geo)Politics
  • Genre
  • Gender
  • Graphic Novels
  • The Grotesque
  • The Heroic Tradition
  • Liminal Fantasy
  • Magic
  • Meta-Franchises
  • Morality
  • Monstrosity
  • Music
  • Non-Anglophone SF
  • Otherness
  • Pastoral
  • Politics
  • Post-Colonialism and Empire
  • Proto-SF
  • Psychology
  • Quests
  • Realism
  • Sexuality
  • Slipstream
  • Spiritualism
  • Steampunk
  • Supernatural
  • Technology
  • Time
  • TV and Film
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Utopia/Dystopia
  • (Virtual) Spaces and Environments
  • Weird Fiction
  • World Building
  • Young Adult Fiction.

CRSF 2013 Team:

Chair - Glyn Morgan
Treasury/Vice-Chair - Chris Pak
Administration and Resources - Michelle Yost
Publicity and Facilities - Leimar Garcia-Siino

Glyn Morgan is a doctoral student in the School of English at the University of Liverpool, his research explores the relationships between historical and fictional narratives in non-mimetic fiction of the Second World War. He has an MA in Science Fiction Studies and a BA in English Language and Literature, both from Liverpool University. He has numerous reviews and articles either published or pending. He has been chair of the CRSF conferences since their inception in 2011. Further details on Glyn's research interests and activities can be found at www.glyn-morgan.blogspot.com.

Chris Pak is currently in his final year of postgraduate research into the philosophical and political intersections of terraforming as an environmental literature. He was awarded the 2011 Foundation essay prize and has had articles and reviews published in Foundation and Green Letters, along with chapters in collections of essays including Postnational Fantasy. He is the current liaison between the SFRA and ASLE-UKI. For more information regarding activities and publications (with links to online articles), visit www.chrispak.webs.com.

Michelle Yost is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Liverpool currently researching the history and development of the hollow earth narrative in the nineteenth century, supervised by Prof. David Seed. She was a contributor to the SFE3, and more information about her research can be found on her blog at http://thesymzonian.wordpress.com.

Leimar Garcia-Siino is a second year doctoral student at the University of Liverpool whose research in fantasy genre theory explores the structural and functional similarities between modern fantasy and metafiction. She also has an MA in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool and a BA in Secondary English Education from the University of Puerto Rico. She published her first article in 2012 for the academic journal Hélice on metafantasy in George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, and has other reviews and SF-related translations pending publication.