We are currently seeking chapter proposals for the first collection of essay to address time travel across different media formats. The collection, to be be published by McFarland, will be edited by Joan Ormrod (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Matthew Jones (UCL).One of the suggested topics is "The adaptability of the time travel narrative to many genres - science fiction, fantasy, romance, teenpics." The deadline for proposals is the 16th of June 2013. More details here.
1st Global Conference on Shapeshifters: Transformations, Hybridity and Identity
Friday 1st November 2013 – Sunday 3rd November 2013
This conference seeks to explore the role of the shapeshifter in popular and literary culture. Chantal Bourgault du Coudray notes that ‘an ever- growing body of scholarship utilizes the concept of hybrid or heterogeneous identity. The hybrid identity is theorized and celebrated as a response to the demands of a fragmented, multi- dimensional, postmodern world, one in which shifting boundaries and a multiplicity of subject positions make it impossible to assume a homogeneous or stable subjectivity.’The call for papers notes that "Paranormal romance novels feature an abundance of shapeshifitng [sic]" and "300 word abstracts or presentation proposals should be submitted by Friday 14th June 2013." More details here.