Call for Papers: J. G. Ballard & the Sciences (Deadline Extended! Due 18 September)

Call for Papers: J. G. Ballard & the Sciences (Deadline Extended! Due 18 September)


J.G. Ballard & the Sciences
Key Note Speaker: Christopher Priest


Hosted by the Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF)
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
25th November 2017.

“Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.” J.
G. Ballard


From The Drowned World’s early meditations on ecology, to the provocative prosthetics of Crash, through to the psychopathologies at work (or rather play) in Cocaine Nights, Super-Cannes and Kingdom Come, the writings of J.G. Ballard are in constant dialogue with the discourses of science and technology. As a result, his novels and short stories function as vast indexes of scientific innovation and enquiry, immersing the reader in the complex yet often beautiful languages of biology, chemistry, zoology, medicine, botany, neuroscience, bioethics, anatomy, biotechnology and psychology, to name just a few.

Papers are invited for a one-day cross-disciplinary conference on all aspects of the intersections between J.G. Ballard and science. Proposals are welcomed from researchers at all stages of their career, including postgraduate students, independent scholars and creative writers.

Please send proposals or abstracts of up to 300 words along with a short biography to Jeannette Baxter: by: September 18, 2017. To register for this event, please go to our Event Portal.


  1. dmf 7 years ago

    looks good, will it be recorded?

  2. Jeannette Baxter 7 years ago

    Yes, we’ll be videoing the event.

    Thanks for your interest,


  3. Mike Webb 7 years ago

    I came across this page after the conference had taken place. Will there be a formal a formal publication of the papers submitted, and if so, how can I get a copy?


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