CFP: Fantastic Workshop on a Ship to Archipelacon

What: Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy Scholars When: June 25, 2015 Where: On a Cruise Ship from Turku to Mariehamn, en route to Archipelacon The deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 April, 2015 (at 23:59).   This summer Archipelacon – The Nordic Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Mariehamn brings together a wide range of scholarly perspectives on the speculative and the fantastic during its Academic Track. Presentations of papers span over three days, participating in the discussion on the many ways which genres such as fantasy, science fiction, and horror take its readers, users, and consumers beyond the boundaries of the actual. The Archipelacon Academic Track takes the…

The Final 2014 Issue of Fafnir is Now Out

We are proud to present the fourth and final issue of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research in the year 2014! The fourth issue displays the wide spectrum of speculative fiction and the never-ending imaginativeness of the researchers in the field of science fiction and fantasy research. The texts are closely connected with genuine problems of our world and contextual fields of experience, as the topics move from female gender roles in the society to the intersection of state-induced infertility. Fafnir also celebrates the 100th birthday of jazz musician Sun Ra, one of the first Afrofuturists, and presents a report from Helsinki Summer School Course “Science Fiction…

Call for Papers for Academic Track at Archipelacon

In 2015, the place of our regular Finfar-seminar will be taken by an academic conference organised at Archipelacon in Mariehamn, 25-28 June – see the Call for Papers for details! Call for Papers for Academic Track at Archipelacon Beyond the Borders of the Mundane June 25-28, 2015 Alandica Culture & Congress Centre, Mariehamn, Åland The deadline for submitting proposals is *January 1, 2015* (at 23:59). Guest Scholar: Gary K. Wolfe (Roosevelt University, USA) Over the past decades, the speculative genres, such as science fiction, horror, and fantasy, have decisively spread out from literature to thrive in a multitude of new media. Readers have become users, taking part in the creation…

Call for Papers Fafnir 2/2015

Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research invites authors to submit papers for the upcoming edition 2/2015. Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research is a peer-reviewed academic journal which is published in electronic format four times a year. Fafnir is published by FINFAR Society (Suomen science fiction- ja fantasiatutkimuksen seura ry) from 2013 onwards. Now Fafnir invites authors to submit papers for its edition 2/2015. Fafnir publishes various texts ranging from peer-reviewed research articles to short overviews and book reviews in the field of science fiction and fantasy research. The submissions must be original work, and written in English (or in Finnish or…