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Suomen science fiction- ja fantasiatutkimuksen seura ry. (Finfar) järjestää vuosittaisen tekstityöpajan Worldcon 75 -tapahtuman yhteydessä tiistaina 8.8.2017 Helsingin yliopistolla.

Worldcon on maailman suurin tieteisfiktiosta ja fantasiasta kiinnostuneiden tapahtuma. Vuonna 2017 Worldcon järjestetään ensi kertaa Suomessa 9.‒13.8.2017. Tapahtuman verkkosivut löytyvät osoitteesta http://www.worldcon.fi/ . Myös Worldcon-tapahtuman akateemisen ohjelman (Academic Track) järjestää Suomen science fiction- ja fantasiatutkimuksen seura ry. Lisätietoa akateemista ohjelmasta löytyy sivulta: http://www.worldcon.fi/programme/academic-track/

Ennen varsinaisen tapahtuman alkua järjestettävässä tekstityöpajassa keskitytään antamaan palautetta kirjallisiin tutkimustekstiluonnoksiin. Osallistujat lukevat tekstit etukäteen, eikä pajassa pidetä esitelmiä. Työpaja on suunnattu sekä perustutkinto-opiskelijoille että tutkijoille. Kaikki tieteisfiktioon ja fantasiaan liittyvät tutkimusnäkökulmat ovat tervetulleita keskusteluun, ja tekstejä kommentoivat alan suomalaiset tutkijat. Koska työpaja on luonteeltaan keskusteleva ja aika ja tila ovat rajalliset, työpaja on avoin vain tekstien esittelijöille ja kommentaattoreille.

Lähetä 300 sanan mittainen abstraktisi viimeistään 7.6.2017 otsikolla ”FINFAR WORKSHOP 2017 ABSTRACT [NIMESI]” osoitteeseen jyrki.korpua(at)oulu.fi. Kuvaile abstraktissa työpajaan ehdottamasi tekstin sisältö ja kerro lyhyesti itsestäsi ja opinnoistasi. Työpajan osallistujat valitaan 15.6. mennessä. Varsinaisen tekstisi tulisi olla pituudeltaan 10 000–15 000 merkkiä, ja se voi olla joko suomeksi tai englanniksi kirjoitettu. Varsinaisen tekstin viimeinen jättöpäivä on 10.7.2017. Hyväksynnän yhteydessä saat tarkempaa tietoa aikatauluista ja toimintatavoista.

Jos sinulla on kysymyksiä työpajaan liittyen, ota yhteyttä Jyrki Korpuaan (jyrki.korpua(at)oulu.fi). Lisätietoja Finfar-yhdistyksestä saat osoitteesta http://www.finfar.org.

Second Call: CfP: Fantastic Paper Workshop in Helsinki, August 8th, 2017

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 June 7th, 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.

Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research invites authors to submit papers for the upcoming edition 3/2017. Theme for the edition is ‘reception, audience/s and fandom studies’ (e.g. The World Hobbit Project). The theme issue has been moved from issue 2/2017 to issue 3/2017. We invite papers that focus on all aspects of the study of ‘audiences’ for cultural and media products and practices that are connected to speculative fiction. As Finland is hosting the 75th Worldcon in 2017, for this edition we would also be interested in studies of fan societies, conventions, and their history in Nordic countries and beyond. ‘Audience’ is here understood broadly without any specific theoretical orientations.

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 The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FINFAR) from 2013 onwards. 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 Scandinavian languages). Manuscripts of research articles should be between 20,000 and 40,000 characters in length. The journal uses the most recent edition of the MLA Style Manual. The manuscripts of research articles will be peer-reviewed. Please note that as Fafnir is designed to be of interest to readers with varying backgrounds, essays and other texts should be as accessibly written as possible. Also, if English is not your first language, please have your article proof-read by an English language editor. Please pay attention to our journal’s submission guidelines available in: http://journal.finfar.org/for-authors/submission-guidelines/

The deadline for submissions is 15th June 2017.

In addition to research articles, Fafnir constantly welcomes text proposals such as essays, interviews, overviews and book reviews on any subject suited for the journal.

Please send your electronic submission (saved as RTF-file) to the following address: submissions(at)finfar.org. For further information, please contact the editors: jyrki.korpua(at)oulu.fi, aino-kaisa.koistinen@jyu.fi, bodhisattva.chattopadhyay@ikos.uio.no. More detailed information about our journal is available at our webpage: journal.finfar.org.

This edition is scheduled for the end of September 2017.

Best regards,

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Aino-Kaisa Koistinen & Jyrki Korpua

Editors, Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research

 

Fafnir Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research invites authors to submit papers for the upcoming edition 2/2017. Theme for the edition is ‘reception, audience/s and fandom studies’ (e.g. The World Hobbit Project). We invite papers that focus on all aspects of the study of ‘audiences’ for cultural and media products and practises that are connected to speculative fiction. As Finland is hosting the 75th Worldcon in 2017, for this edition we would also be interested in studies of fan societies, conventions, and their history in Nordic countries and beyond. ‘Audience’ is here understood broadly without any specific theoretical orientations.

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 The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FINFAR) from 2013 onwards. 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 Scandinavian languages). Manuscripts of research articles should be between 20,000 and 40,000 characters in length. The journal uses the most recent edition of the MLA Style Manual. The manuscripts of research articles will be peer-reviewed. Please note that as Fafnir is designed to be of interest to readers with varying backgrounds, essays and other texts should be as accessibly written as possible. Also, if English is not your first language, please have your article proof-read by an English language editor. Please pay attention to our journal’s submission guidelines available in: http://journal.finfar.org/for-authors/submission-guidelines/

The deadline for submissions is 15th March 2017.

In addition to research articles, Fafnir constantly welcomes text proposals such as essays, interviews, overviews and book reviews on any subject suited for the journal.

Please send your electronic submission (saved as RTF-file) to the following address: submissions(at)finfar.org. For further information, please contact the editors: jyrki.korpua(at)oulu.fi, aino-kaisa.koistinen@jyu.fi, bodhisattva.chattopadhyay@ikos.uio.no. More detailed information about our journal is available at our webpage: journal.finfar.org.

This edition is scheduled for June 2017.

Best regards,

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Aino-Kaisa Koistinen & Jyrki Korpua

Editors, Fafnir Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research