Tag Archives: utopianism
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! We live in Gothic times but the principle of hope will emerge from the darkness.
‘We live in Gothic times’, said Angela Carter. Gothic narratives are one powerful way of facing oppressive darkness. But the fantastic mode in general can also reveal utopian possibilities, new worlds beyond the darkness. We are living through a bleak … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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).
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