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To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, the 70th anniversary of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and the 50th anniversary of Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, the ALIMENTOPIA Team invites fellow researchers to participate in More Meals to Come, an International Conference on Utopian/Dystopian Foodways. We are especially interested in multidisciplinary approaches bridging utopian studies and food studies within fields such as Literature, Linguistics, Culture, History, Nutrition, Psychology, Anthropology, and the Arts.


The OGOM Project is known for its imaginative events and symposia, which have often been accompanied by a media frenzy. We were the first to invite vampires into the academy back in 2010. Our most recent endeavour, Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Feral Humans enjoyed extensive coverage globally and saw us congratulated in the THES for our ambitious 3 day programme which included actual wolves, ‘a first for a UK academy’. Our fourth conference will be an exciting collaboration with the Supernatural Cities: Narrated Geographies and Spectral Histories project at the University of Portsmouth. Supernatural Cities will enjoy its third regeneration, having previously convened in Portsmouth and Limerick.

Weiterlesen: OGOM & Supernatural Cities present: The Urban Weird

CfP: Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction


The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal hosted by the University of California at Riverside, affiliated with the UCR Library’s Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Graduate student editors run the Eaton Journal, with scholarly review provided by an interdisciplinary executive board made up of SF scholars, research librarians, and archivists.

Weiterlesen: CfP: Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction

Deadline: May 1, 2017

full name / name of organization:
Anne DeLong/Transylvanian Society of Dracula

Weiterlesen: CfP: Journal of Dracula Studies

Deadline: April 30th 2017

Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary manifestations of horror tend to be bound to the idea of the “Gothic.” The current field of Gothic studies grows out of the study of Romanticism, and refers specifically to a late eighteenth-century genre, but has also come to denote a critical approach to literature, film, and culture, drawing on psychoanalysis, post structural criticism, feminist and queer theory. These perspectives are all to be included here, but the book responds to a growing sense that “horror” is itself a worthwhile focus of analysis. This handbook will focus very strongly on literature, giving it specific value on established English literature University courses worldwide, and allowing for an exploration of horror that looks further back than the Gothic. It also takes an international approach. Each chapter will achieve a balance between a useful overview or context of the selected topic as well as posing an original argument.

Weiterlesen: CfP: The Handbook to Horror Literature – select chapters needed!

Deadline: Open Call.

Series Editor: Professor Sonja Fritzsche, Michigan State University

The book series World Science Fiction Studies understands science fiction to be a global phenomenon and explores the various manifestations of the genre in cultures around the world. It recognizes the importance of Anglo-American contributions to the field but promotes the critical study of science fiction in other national traditions, particularly German-speaking. It also supports the investigation of transnational discourses that have shaped the science fiction tradition since its inception. The scope of the series is not limited to one particular medium and encourages study of the genre in both print and digital forms (e.g. literature, film, television, transmedial). Theoretical approaches (e.g. post-human, gender, genre theory) and genre studies (e.g. film shorts, transgenre such as science fiction comedy) with a focus beyond the Anglo-American tradition are also welcome.

Proposals for monographs and edited collections in either English or German are invited. For more information, please contact Dr Laurel Plapp, Senior Commissioning Editor, Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, UK. Email: . Tel: +44 (0) 1865 514160.

Deadline: Open Call.

Science Fiction Film and Television continues to invite submissions for upcoming issues. Preferred length for articles is approximately 7000–9000 words; all topics related to science fiction film, television, and related media will be considered. Typical response time is within three months. Check the journal website at Liverpool University Press for full guidelines for contributors (; please direct any individualized queries to .

Deadline: Open Call.

Palgrave-Macmillan is very pleased to announce the launch of a new series in utopian studies:

Palgrave Studies in Utopianism.

Series Editor:
Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Series Description

Utopianism is an interdisciplinary concept which explores both imagined ideal societies and practical attempts to create them, as interpreted through philosophy, sociology, literature, the history of ideas, art and architecture, religion, futurology and other fields. While the literary utopia is usually dated from Thomas More's Utopia (1516), communitarian movements and ideologies proposing utopian ends have existed in most societies through history. Typically they project the idyllic beginnings of humanity, like golden ages or paradises; potential futures akin to the millennium or heaven, but falling short of perfection; and ways of attaining similar states of stability, prosperity and virtue in this world. Utopianism, in the sense of striving for a much improved existence, is also present in many trends in contemporary popular movements, and in phenomena as diverse as films, video games, and environmental and bodily/medical projections. Increasingly utopia shares the limelight with dystopia, its negative inversion, perhaps indeed its offspring, and with projections of the degeneration of humanity and nature alike.

Weiterlesen: Palgrave Studies in Utopianism

Deadline: Standing Call

Washington, DC (Sept. 21, 2015) – The Museum of Science Fiction, the world's first comprehensive science fiction museum, will publish an academic journal of science fiction using the University of Maryland’s journal management system. The first issue of the Museum’s new Journal of Science Fiction will be launched in January of 2016 and will serve as a forum for scientists and academics from around the world to discuss science fiction, including recent trends in the genre, its influence on the modern world, and its prognostications of the future.

Weiterlesen: Journal of Science Fiction