CFP: Fantasies of Contemporary Culture, Cardiff University, 23 May 2016

There are so many exciting conferences coming up this year; they usually get winnowed down for me by my forgetting to meet the deadlines. This Fantasies of Contemporary Culture conference, at Cardiff University, is yet another very tempting event on fantastic literature of all varieties.

Roger Schlobin claims that the ‘key to the fantastic is how its universes work, which is sometimes where they are, but is always why and how they are’ (‘Rituals’ Footprints Ankle-Deep in Stone’, 2000, p. 161). With this claim in mind, we invite submissions from any discipline that address the relationship between current cultural, social and political dialogues and fantasy texts – specifically ones that interrogate dominant structures of power, normativity and ideology.

The deadline is 21 March 2016.

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2 Responses to CFP: Fantasies of Contemporary Culture, Cardiff University, 23 May 2016

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m one of the event organisers, and just wanted to clarify that we mean ‘texts’ in the broad, cultural studies sense. Abstracts on architecture, psychology, politics, music, or bioengineering are all very welcome! As, of course, are abstracts on the literary fantastic.

    • William the Bloody says:

      You’re welcome, Megen! We want this site to be a very full resource for new and discussions of all things fantastic, so posting CFPs is part of that. It looks a great conference–well done for organising it!
      I have two or three topics in mind and trying to decide which I’ll do a proposal for, so hope to see you there!

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