Visions of Baseless Fabric – Call for Papers August 31, 2010

The English Studies Institute of Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE) launches its first international conference on the fantastic in literature, film and other creative media.

The English Studies Institute of Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE) launches its first international conference on the fantastic in literature, film and other creative media.

Visions of baseless fabric: from terrae cognitae to territories of difference

First Pázmány Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Institute of English Studies, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba

May 27–28, 2011

The aim of the conference is to provide a venue for both Hungarian practitioners of this fledging field of criticism and international scholars interested in the fantastic defined in its widest sense. Contributions are welcome on topics that deal with the construction of otherness and terrae incognitae, and the dislocation of the familiar in works from such genres or modes as science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, utopia and dystopia, as well as other manifestations of the fantastic.

The conference will take place at the Piliscsaba campus of the Faculty of Humanities of PPKE, about 25 km northwest of Budapest. A limited amount of accomodation is available on campus, but the site is easily available from central Budapest both by bus and by train.

Languages of the Conference: English and Hungarian. Hungarian presentations will be organized in separate sessions.

Deadline for 250-300-word abstracts: December 15, 2010

Homepage: http://btk.ppke.hu/visions-conference

E-mail: visions.pazmany@gmail.com

We hope to see you at Piliscsaba in May 2011!

Károly Pintér                           
associate professor, PPKE BTK

Vera Benczik
assistant professor, ELTE BTK

 

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