3rd Annual SF Symposium: The Timescapes of Science Fiction

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The Department of English and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual Science Fiction Symposium!

From the earliest days of science fiction, the subject of Time has provided fertile ground for exploration and imagination. Divergent histories, time travel, chronoclasms and the manipulation of past and future events are prevalent tropes of the genre.

We are seeking proposals relating to representations and discussions of Time in Science Fiction, in any medium (television, film, novels, comics/graphic novels, anime, video games, etc.).

All relevant topics are welcome; we encourage interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives as well as discussions of non-Western texts, including (but not limited to) the following subjects:

• Different or competing representations of time travel in SF

• Non-linear/non-chronological SF narratives

• Alternative Histories

• Precognition and Visions of the Future in Science Fiction

• The Apocalypse and what comes after

• The End of History and Histories of the End

• Utopias, dystopias and heterotopias

Please send a 300-word abstract and a short bio to superwriter@gmail.com by October 1, 2015.

Conference Date: May 26, 2016
Location: Tel-Aviv University, Gilman Building, Room 496