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CFP: Fantastic Workshop in Oulu, Dec 4 2015

Call for Papers for

Fantastic Workshop in Oulu

What: Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy Scholars
When: December 4, 2015, 12-16
Where: At the University of Oulu
The deadline for submitting abstracts is November 2, 2015 (at 23:59).

The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FINFAR) has for several years organised a yearly paper workshop at national events on the fantastic (such as Finncon and Archipelacon). This year the summer workshop was so popular that the society decided to organise an additional workshop during winter.

The workshop is open for scholars focusing on science fiction and fantasy who want peer support and expert comments – whether you are working towards a seminar essay, article, MA thesis or a PhD. We welcome proposals from all fields and approaches.

Due to the participatory nature of the workshop and limitations on time and space, the workshop is open only for the participants and designated commentators.

Please send your 300-word abstract describing the content of your proposed paper, and a few words about yourself and your studies by November 2, 2015 to kaisa.kortekallio@helsinki.fi with title “FINFAR WORKSHOP 2015 ABSTRACT [YOUR NAME]”. The final paper should be 10,000–15,000 characters in length. You can submit a paper either in Finnish or English. The workshop is meant for written papers, not presentations.

The selection will be made and further instructions sent before 9 November. The deadline for the final paper is November 20, 2015.

At the same time (December 3−4, 2015), the 8th Conference on Cultural Studies in Finland will take place at the University of Oulu. The theme of this year's conference is Borders. The conference discusses and problematizes the meanings and manifestations of various kinds of borders, both concrete and more metaphorical or symbolic by nature. Undergraduate and Master Students are entitled to participate in the event free of charge. For registration, go to http://www.oulu.fi/english/rajat

If you have any questions about the Finfar workshop, please contact either Kaisa (kaisa.kortekallio@helsinki.fi) or Aino-Kaisa (aino-kaisa.koistinen@jyu.fi).

Welcome to the fantastic workshop!

For further information on Finfar and the Conference on Cultural Studies:

The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research: http://www.finfar.org

The Conference on Cultural Studies: http://www.oulu.fi/english/rajat