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29th SERCIA conference: Old and New Science Fiction Imaginaries in English-Speaking Cinema and Television

DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS: May 3, 2024 May 20, 2024

SERCIA extends the call for papers to 20 May 2024 for the 29th SERCIA Conference that will be held from 2 to 4 September 2024 at Careof, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan.

The 29th SERCIA Annual Conference intends to celebrate SF, both in its manifold 21st -century manifestations and by commemorating the old and long relationship between the genre and the cinematic image, from George Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (1902) to current ergodic and interactive narratives such as Bandersnatch (2018). We, therefore, welcome not only studies of contemporary audiovisual manifestations of the genre but also critical re-evaluations of 20th - century landmarks. We would also like to extend the debate to the analysis of different forms of speculative audiovisual fiction in order to better understand the ways in which the two main instruments for the production of the social imaginary of the last century (film and SF) have familiarised us with technological devices, dystopian social scenarios, high-tech posthuman realities, extraterrestrial presences and non-material digital universes. In other words, we propose to explore the ways in which SF and the filmic image imagined the future during the last century and, in so doing, generated our present time and sparked our own future-directed imaginations.


In order to register for the conference, please follow the steps below:

1. CLICK HERE to become a member of SERCIA;

If you are a new member, please contact our webmaster: serciamail@gmail.com to be included in the SERCIA mailing list.

This membership fee will, among others, help contribute to financing the publication of papers submitted during SERCIA conferences as well as to sponsoring other conferences and events organized by SERCIA members. You will receive all due information at the annual General Meetings and through their minutes.
As a reminder, the membership fee does not include the registration fees to attend the conferences.

2. Register for the conference VIA ONE OF THE OPTIONS at the bottom of this page: https://careof.org/sercia.