By Paul Kincaid It isn’t the job of the Shadow Clarke Award jury to predict what the actual jury...
We have won EU Marie Curie funding for a visiting fellowship for Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak of Wroclaw University to work on “ChildAct: Shaping...
By Maureen Kincaid Speller I’ve thought a lot about the different ways I might approach this shortlist. Mostly, I...
Large turnout for Anglia Ruskin’s new research group We are pleased to announce that the launch event for our...
By Nick Hubble My six novels are based on my reading and what I have heard but also, to...
By Victoria Hoyle I sat at my computer last Tuesday morning, flicking between my work and the Clarke Award...
By Megan AM If you base the current state of SF on the 86 publisher blurbs for books on...
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By Nina Allan [Before I start, I would like to state for the record that for the purposes of...
By Nina Allan I can’t rightly say what first drew me to science fiction, because it is something –...
Archive for February, 2017
About The Centre
J.G. Ballard & the Sciences Key
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
Registration for the event is now open and space is limited. Please click here to register.
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: Jeannette.Baxter@anglia.ac.uk by: August 31st, 2017.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT
Anglia Ruskin University, LAB 109