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ACCSFF

Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy


 


The Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy is a quasi-annual conference featuring academic papers, guest speakers, and panel discussions on all aspects of the field.  The conference has been in existence in one form or another since 1995, and has hosted speakers ranging from Guy Gavriel Kay to Margaret Atwood.




 

ACCSFF '22

June 3-4, 2022



Call For Papers: Deadline February 1, 2022




Keynote Address Speakers

Drew Hayden Taylor

   Taylor
Graham J. Murphy

Murphy  

Drew Hayden Taylor is an award winning playwright, novelist, journalist and filmmaker. Born and living on the Curve Lake First Nation, he has done practically everything from performing stand up at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.to serving as Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Indigenous theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He is the author of the science fiction collection Take Us to Your Chief and Other Stories (Douglas & McIntyre, 2016); COLD, published by McClelland & Stewart, will be his 35th book, and his first Indigenous horror novel.


Graham J. Murphy
teaches at Seneca College’s School of English and Liberal Studies and has also taught at Trent University. He has co-authored one book (with Susan M. Bernardo), Ursula K. Le Guin: A Critical Companion (Greenwood Press, 2006), and co-edited four volumes of essays on the fantastic and popular fiction: The Irish in Popular Literature in the Early American Republic: Paddy Whacking (Edwin Mellen Press, 2000), Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives (Routledge, 2010), Cyberpunk and Visual Culture (Routledge, 2018), and most recently The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture (Routledge, 2020). He has also published book chapters on cyberpunk, Philip K. Dick, Cory Doctorow, Robert Charles Wilson, and Kathleen Ann Goonan, and journal articles on Wilson, Doctorow, William Gibson, and films and graphic novels, as well as encyclopdia entries in various volumes. He has given papers at numerous conferences like the Science Fiction Research Association and the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. In 2005, he acted as Chair of the Philip K. Dick Award committee, administered the academic track at WorldCon 2009, was a Board Member of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and in 2021 was the host for the SFRA Conference held at Seneca. He has also served on the editorial boards of various journals including Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, and Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.


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