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Call for Proposals: NeMLA 2021 Creative Session, “Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse”

Call for Proposals: NeMLA 2021 Creative Session “Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse” Mary Shelley, in her classic piece of speculative fiction and of speculative visual culture, Frankenstein (1818), sparked life into a body that started an unending[...]

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CFP: Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics, Cappadocia University, Thu, Jan 14, 2021 – Fri, Jan 15, 2021

CFP: Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics, Cappadocia University, Thu, Jan 14, 2021 – Fri, Jan 15, 2021 Join us for an interdisciplinary conference examining utopian and dystopian representations of pandemics in fiction, film and[...]

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CFP: SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES Academic Conference, September 24-27, 2020

We invite you to submit a scholarly contributed paper to the SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES Academic Conference, September 24-27, 2020, broadcasting from the sunny western coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. This year’s conference will be virtual, so you[...]

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Call for IAFA Volunteers

The Executive Board of the IAFA is interested in receiving input on how we can more effectively reach out to and engage with authors and scholars who are Black, Indigenous, or belong to other communities of People of Color (BIPOC),[...]

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News from the IAFA Board

2021 ICFA: I’m sure you are all curious as to how plans are going for next year’s conference. At its June meeting, the Board discussed options for various possible scenarios and contingency plans. We believe it is still too early[...]

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Call for Submissions: 2021 Jamie Bishop Memorial Award

Call for Submissions: 2021 Jamie Bishop Memorial Award The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts announces its 15th annual Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for a critical essay on the fantastic originally written in a language other than English.[...]

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Announcing The 11th Annual Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award: Call for Emerging Writers

The IAFA Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award recognizes emerging authors who use science fiction to address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination. To be considered for the award, submit the following: 200-word statement with background & goals in writing SF 4,000-word[...]

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IAFA Statement on BLM

We, the Executive Board of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts, affirm that systemic racism has and continues to cause the Black community in the United States to suffer inequality, oppression, and injustice, inflicting both psychological and[...]

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Scholar’s Choice Order Form

Sad to miss out on ICFA and looking for something to read? Considering purchasing one of the “fantastic” titles Scholar’s Choice purchased for the conference. View and download the order form here: Fantastic order form 2020[...]

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2020 Award Winners

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts is pleased to announce the 2020 award winners. The Crawford Award: Tamsyn Muir, Gideon the Ninth (Tor.com) The Jamie Bishop Memorial Award: Valentina Gosetti and E.J. Kent, “Maribas et la sorcellerie[...]

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