In their 2011 text, Teaching Science Fiction, Andy Sawyer and Peter Wright posit that science fiction is "one of the most effective genres for challenging the perspectives of a student body" (1). Yet Teaching Science Fiction is one of the few recent compendiums on teaching speculative fiction; the last significant scholarly focus on speculative fiction and pedagogy was in the 1970s and 1980s. The majority of publications after 2000 on teaching science fiction consider the teaching of science through science fiction.
FINAL CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
July 6 - July 7, 2019
Imperial College, London (UK)
Proposals are invited for presentations at the 22nd Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 6 – Sunday July 7, 2019.
Proposals for presentation of critical work about creative writing or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are equally welcome. Call closes: January 31 2019. Limited remaining presenter places. Presentations already accepted from USA, UK, Australia and other locations around the world!
Biological Alterity in Utopia/Dystopia, 1516 to the present
Modern Language Association (MLA)
International Symposium: “Remembering Voices Lost”
Lisbon, Portugal, July 23-25, 2019
Audiovisual stories aimed at the female audience have always had a very specific orientation focused at capturing that sector of the audience, but with little vocation to reach the large public especially male. These were created by men, finding few women as creators of mainstream products.
Call for Papers – Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things
One Day Symposium at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield
Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University
Friday 14th December, 2018
KATHLEEN LUMLEY COLLEGE INC.
POSTGRADUATE COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
July 11-13, 2019
The initial impact of Hurricane Camille tended not to discriminate. Everyone who was hit was hit hard. But later…it wasn’t the hurricane that differentiated; it was the various responding relief agencies that made politically motivated decisions...
Mark M. Smith, Camille 1969: Histories of a Hurricane (2011)