Science Fiction Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a July 2018 special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), a work that forever changed the genre of science fiction. In Frankenstein, Shelley experimented not only with subject matter, new scientific inventions and their many terrifying and horrific possibilities, but also narrative and form. Her use of multiple frame narratives, nested one within another, was a notable shift from the eighteenth-century novels she grew up reading, and her merging of popular culture’s fascination with science and the Gothic broadened the emerging genre of science fiction.
Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary
Special Session, MLA 2018
4–7 January, New York City
Focus on aesthetic engagements with human/nonhuman relations, environmental ethics, literary form and ecology, ecological reconfigurations of time, queer and Indigenous ecologies. Send CV and 300-word abstract to Michael Nicholson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rasheed Tazudeen (email@example.com) by 10 March 2017.
Appel à communications / Call for papers (scroll down for English version)
Colloque international, Clermont-Ferrand, 5-7 avril 2018
Université Clermont-Auvergne – CELIS
« Rêve et création littéraire dans Frankenstein et le roman féminin aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles »
Call for Papers
Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival
This two-day conference, to be held on May 11-12, 2018 at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (UCLA), is jointly organized by the International Walter Pater Society and the Clark Library, world-renowned for its holdings of rare and manuscript materials from the period, notably Oscar Wilde, George Egerton, Alfred Douglas, Charles
Ricketts, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, and the fine presses of the fin de siècle. The conference will include workshops in which groups of scholars will carry on exploratory discussions that relate to the Clark’s extensive fin-de siècle collections.
We welcome proposals for either conference papers or workshop contributions.
Saturday 14th October 2017, Senate House, London
Dickens and Fantasy
Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again
Bishop Grossteste University, Lincoln
25th – 27th August 2017
‘The past is a kind of future that has already happened.’
Bruce Sterling, Co-author of The Difference Engine