Proposals are sought for a forthcoming one day conference to be held at Kingston University on new fantasy culture.
Keynote speakers: Professor Fred Botting and Dr. Matthew Pateman
Fantasies about parallel worlds, inhabited by vampires, shapeshifters, cylons, or simply humans with extraordinary abilities, have an ever growing popularity on television and film. As we leave the first decade of the 21st century, it seems more and more prime time slots are being allocated to fantasy worlds, catering for a diverse range of audience. Viewers vary from science fiction fans, to adult viewers of vampire fiction, to those indulging in postmodern romcom. The popularisation of this once-cliquey and geeky genre suggests this new fantasy expresses something of the zeitgeist of contemporary Western culture.
A full list of topics can be found on the conference webpage.
Deadline for abstracts: July 16th
Notification of acceptance: August 2nd
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