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Jyväskylän yliopistossa 4.‒5.7.2019

*English CfP below!*

Suomen science fiction- ja fantasiatutkimuksen seura Finfarin Fantastisessa tekstityöpajassa keskitytään antamaan palautetta kirjallisille tutkimustekstiluonnoksille. Seminaariin ovat tervetulleita kaikenlaiset artikkelin, esitelmän tai tutkimussuunnitelman aihiot, riippumatta kirjoittajan opintojen tasosta tai tieteellisestä kokemuksesta. Aihe voi olla mitä tahansa spekulatiiviseen fiktioon liittyvää. Finfar-seminaarin aiempina viitenätoista vuotena papereita ovat esitelleet niin kandidaatti-, maisteri- ja tohtoriopiskelijat kuin jo väitelleet tutkijat. Finfarin tekstityöpaja soveltuu siis erinomaisesti ensimmäiseksi tieteelliseksi seminaariksi, mutta antaa ajateltavaa missä tahansa uransa vaiheessa olevalle tutkijalle.

Työpajan osallistujat lukevat tekstit etukäteen, joten pajassa ei tarvitse esitelmöidä. Näin kaikki aika voidaan omistaa papereista ja niiden aiheista keskustelemiselle. Jokaiselle paperille varataan vähintään 30 minuuttia käsittelyaikaa, ja jokaisen työn pääkommentoijina toimii kaksi järjestäjien nimeämää kokenutta tutkijaa. Kommentoijien esitettyä näkemyksensä keskustelu avataan koko seminaariväelle. Koska työpaja on luonteeltaan keskusteleva ja aikaa ja tilaa on rajoitetusti, työpaja on avoin vain tekstien esittelijöille ja kommentaattoreille.

Osallistuaksesi seminaariin, lähetä kommentteja kaipaava tekstisi Jani Ylöselle (jani.m.ylonen(at)student.jyu.fi) viimeistään 10.6.2019. Tekstin tulisi olla pituudeltaan 10 000–15 000 merkkiä. Palauta tekstisi .rtf, .doc, .pdf tai .odt muodossa. Tekstisi voi olla joko suomen- tai englanninkielinen; seminaari jaetaan suomen- ja englanninkieliseen osioon tarjonnan mukaan.

Tekstityöpajassa esitellyille papereille tarjotaan mahdollisuutta tulla julkaistuksi yhdistyksen julkaisemassa Fafnir - Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research -vekkolehdessä. Lisätietoa Fafnirista: http://journal.finfar.org/.

Huomioi myös, että seminaarin jälkeisenä viikonloppuna (5.‒7.7.) Jyväskylän yliopistolla järjestetään Finncon 2019 -tapahtuma, jonka akateemisen ohjelman Finfar järjestää. Lisätietoa tapahtumasta löytyy osoitteesta:https://2019.finncon.org/.

Jos sinulla on kysymyksiä työpajaan liittyen, ota yhteyttä Jani Ylöseen (jani.m.ylonen(at)student.jyu.fi). Lisätietoja Suomen science fiction- ja fantasiatutkimuksen seurasta löydät osoitteesta http://finfar.org/.

CfP: Finfar's Fantastic Paper Workshop 

University of Jyväskylä, July 4–5, 2019

Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Finfar's Fantastic Paper Workshop is a closed feedback session for written research papers and open to participants from all stages of scholarly experience. In the previous fifteen years, we have discussed papers from scifi and fantasy researchers on Bachelor, MA, doctoral as well as post-doctoral level. The Finfar paper workshop could be your very first research seminar, but it can offer insight into your research of speculative fiction regardless of your background. However far you are on your academic career, we have a lively discussion in store for you!

The papers will be read by all participants beforehand, so that the entire workshop can be dedicated to discussion. Each paper will be allocated at least 30 minutes of discussion time and the organizers will name two expert scholars to lead the discussion on each paper. The head commentators' remarks will be followed by open discussion. 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.

If you would like to participate, please submit your paper to Jani Ylönen (jani.m.ylonen(at)student.jyu.fi) on June 10, 2019 at the latest. The final paper should be approximately 10,000–15,000 characters in length and submitted in .rtf, .doc, .pdf or .odt format. You can submit the paper either in English or in Finnish; we will divide the workshop into Finnish and English sections accordingly.

Papers discussed in the Fantastic Paper Workshop will later have an opportunity to be submitted as an article manuscript to Fafnir - Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research. For more information on Fafnir, visit: http://journal.finfar.org/.

Note that Finncon 2019 will also take place at the University of Jyväskylä on the same weekend, from the 5th to the 7th of July. Finfar hosts the Academic track of the event in collaboration with Finncon 2019. Further information on Finncon can be found at: https://2019.finncon.org/?lang=en.

If you have any further questions about the workshop, please contact Jani Ylönen (jani.m.ylonen(at)student.jyu.fi). For more information on Finfar, the Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, visit: http://finfar.org/en/what-does-finfar-do/.

Call for Papers for the Academic Track at FINNCON 2018 - “Encounters”

July 14–15, 2018, University of Turku, Finland

Finncon 2018 is one of the largest European events focusing on science fiction and fantasy. By tradition, it forgoes all membership fees, and is open for anyone and everyone. Dozens of presentations, panels and lectures discussing all imaginable aspects of science fiction and fantasy will be divided into programme tracks, most of which will be in Finnish, with some content in English or Swedish. For more information on the general structure of the con, see: https://2018.finncon.org/about-finncon/?lang=en.

As per usual, Finncon 2018 includes a multilingual academic track, organised in cooperation with Finncon 2018 and Finfar, the Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (http://finfar.org/en/what-does-finfar-do/). The aim of the academic programme is to bring together a wide range of scholars working around various speculative themes and genres. This enables a broad, interdisciplinary discussion on the many ways in which fantasy, science fiction, horror and their myriad subgenres take their readers, users, and consumers to strange worlds, and in contact with strange creatures.

The theme of Finncon 2018 is Encounters, broadly understood, and the same theme will be the focus of the academic track. As dictionaries tell us, an ‘encounter’ is something that happens when you meet someone, significantly, and often unexpectedly. An encounter can also be a particular type of experience, for instance your first encounter with science fiction, or your first encounter “of the third kind”. We now invite proposals for scholarly papers that seek to examine, interrogate, and expand research related to any aspect of any kind of encounters, occuring in fiction targeted at any age group, in any medium, and/or based on any academic discipline.

This year’s Guest Scholar is Dr Merja Polvinen, a senior lecturer in English philology and docent in comparative literature at the University of Helsinki, who will give a plenary lecture and comment on the papers presented in the academic track. Other guests of honour at the Finncon 2018 include writer Lauren Beukes from South Africa and Finnish fantasy author Maria Turtschaninoff.

If you wish to be a part of the academic track 2018, please submit a 500-word proposal describing the content of your proposed paper, along with a few words about yourself and your research, to Jyrki Korpua (jyrki.korpua(at)oulu.fi) by April 30, 2018. Please note that each paper will be allotted a maximum presentation time of 20 minutes and plan your paper accordingly.

Accessing Turku from Helsinki is easy, with several direct train and bus connections running daily (with a drive time of 2 to 3 hours). There are also direct flight connections to Turku from several European cities, including Helsinki (for more information, visit: http://visitturku.fi/…/visit-…/turku-environs/getting-around). The University of Turku, located on the University Hill, serves as the convention venue (see: https://2018.finncon.org/about-finncon/venue/?lang=en).

If you have any questions about the Finncon 2018 or the Academic Track, do not hesitate to contact Jyrki Korpua (jyrki.korpua(at)oulu.fi).