"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" - O.W.

Current Study

Recently Completed Study:
Ph.D thesis: "Mapping Planet Auschwitz: The Non-Mimetic in Anglo-American Fiction of the Holocaust"

Current Sub-Studies

Areas of Interest:
> Non-mimetic depictions of trauma
> literature, trauma, and ethics
> Science Fiction and Alternate History
> 20th and 21st century literature
> Comics
> Paratexts

22 June 2012

Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] 2012

This year's Current Research in Speculative Fiction conference went really well.

I've just published the conference report on the CRSF blog so I won't repeat the material here, head over there to read it. There were thirty-five papers spread over thirteen panels. We had, in all, fifty delegates at the conference and they travelled from as far afield as Ankara University, Turkey, in the East and University of Virginia, USA, in the West, with representatives from institutions in twelve countries in Europe and North America.

One delegate described it as:

"superb, balancing nerd-excitement and the thrill of academic SF perfectly."

Which as the organiser, is exactly what I want to hear so I'm a happy (if tired) chap. Now, to start planning 2013...


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