Tag Archives: utopianism

Ursula Le Guin: Tributes and Analysis

Some more valuable links to material on the wonderful Ursula K. Le Guin who, sadly, died on Monday (22 January 2017). Tributes from her fellow writers in SF and fantasy: ‘The Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Remembers Ursula K. Le … Continue reading

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Beauty and Beastliness: Intertextuality, genre mutation, and utopian possibilities in paranormal romance

We now have a repository where we hope to make talks and other research outputs available. I’ve uploaded my talk, ‘Beauty and Beastliness: Intertextuality, genre mutation, and utopian possibilities in paranormal romance‘, which I gave recently at the excellent ‘Damsels … Continue reading

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Utopianism Series

Dr. Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck University) has written about a new series on Utopianism for which she is on the editorial board. It looks timely and interesting and her blog post gives further details; it is certainly a publication that is worth … Continue reading

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CFP: Wonderlands: Reading/Writing/Telling Fairy Tales and Fantasy, 23 May 2015, University of Chichester

Apologies for the late posting of this CFP for the postgraduate symposium at the University of Chichester–the deadline is 31 January 2015, so anyone interested (and I can’t see why they wouldn’t be!) will have to hurry. Timed to coincide … Continue reading

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CFP: Utopias, Realities, Heritages. Ethnographies for the 21st century, SIEF2015 12th Congress Zagreb, Croatia 21-25 June 2015

This looks like a fabulous conference, hosted by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore. There are opportunities to share research on the fairy tale, particularly their utopian content (and including, I would think, contemporary adaptations).

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Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic

After much deliberation I’m excited to reveal that my ‘Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic’ course list is finally complete!! Choosing the final list has been tricky. Phillip Pullman once said ‘There are some themes, some subjects, too large … Continue reading

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