CFP – Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference, July 4, 2014

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference,
July 4, 2014

Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

Some suggested topics are:
– Visual conventions in cinema and illustration that are particular to a specific genre
– Visuals codes in cinema and illustration that aid in interpreting story (such as mood,
character, plot)
– Adaptations and crossovers between different media
– The effect of the development of technology on visual style
– The visual style of fantastika as a product of its culture and time
– Imagery evoked by non-visual codes (such as music and language)

We welcome discussions of fantastika as it occurs in any medium and form. This one-day interdisciplinary conference will take place at Lancaster University on July 4th, 2014.

Please submit a 300 word abstract to fantastikaconference@gmail.com along with a 50 word bionote by March 15th, 2014.

And follow the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1449792311903590/

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