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Call for Papers for a

Fantastic Paper Workshop in Helsinki, August 8th, 2017.

The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (Finfar) organises an annual paper workshop at the threshold of Worldcon 75, at the University of Helsinki on August 8th 2017.

Worldcon is globally the largest event on science fiction and fantasy. In 2017, Worldcon is held for the first time in Finland, on August 9th–13th. For more information on Worldcon 75, please visit  http://www.worldcon.fi/ . The Academic Track for Worldcon 75 is also organised by The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research. More information on the Academic Track can be found on: http://www.worldcon.fi/programme/academic-track/ 

The paper workshop, held prior to the beginning of the main event, is a closed feedback session for written research papers. The papers are read by all participants beforehand, and the workshop is dedicated to comments and discussion. The workshop is targeted at undergraduates, graduate students and established scholars alike. We welcome proposals from all fields and approaches, as long as the subject matter relates to science fiction or fantasy. Established Finnish scholars on science fiction and fantasy will comment on the papers. 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 May 31st, 2017, to jyrki.korpua(at)oulu.fi with the title  “FINFAR WORKSHOP 2017 ABSTRACT [YOUR NAME]”. The selection will be made by June 15th. The final paper should be 10,000–15,000 characters in length. You can submit a paper either in Finnish or in English. The deadline for the final paper is July 10th, 2016. Further information and instructions will be sent upon approval.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Jyrki Korpua (jyrki.korpua(at)oulu.fi). For further information on Finfar, visit http://www.finfar.org .