Visions of baseless fabric: from terrae cognitae to territories of difference
First Pázmány Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Institute of English Studies, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba, May 27–28, 2011
The English Studies Institute of Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE) launches its first international conference on the fantastic in literature, film and other creative media. The aim of the conference is to provide a venue for both Hungarian practitioners of this fledging field of criticism and international scholars interested in the fantastic defined in its widest sense.
Papers are welcome on topics that deal with the construction of otherness and terrae incognitae, and the dislocation of the familiar in works from such genres or modes as science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, utopia and dystopia, as well as any papers on the history of the fantastic, theory and the fantastic, or individual authors of the fantastic.
The conference will be dedicated to the memory of Robert Holdstock (1948–2009), one of Britain’s finest fantasy writers and papers on his fiction are especially welcome.