This event is hosted by TU Dresden and organized by Julia Gatermann an Moritz Ingwersen at the Chair of North American Literature and Future Studies.
This conference will merge the annual meetings of the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) and the German Association for Research in the Fantastic (GfF). With some overlap in membership and a shared interest and mission, we believe that a joint conference offers great potential for dynamic exchange, constructive discussions, and new insights and perspectives. This expanded focus on SFF allows for a consideration of a wide range of genres and forms that include science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the weird. For more information on the respective associations, please see below.
We are excited to welcome you all to Dresden in August 2023!
The Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GfF, the German association for research in the fantastic), was founded 2010 with the mission to promote academic research of the fantastic in art, literature and culture in German-speaking countries and to contribute to a deepening of scholarly and cultural knowledge in these fields. To that end, the GfF publishes the peer reviewed open-access journal “Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung” and convenes for an annual conference at varying locations in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA), founded in 1970, is the oldest professional association dedicated to the scholarly inquiry of Science Fiction and the Fantastic in literature, film, and the arts. The SFRA’s open access journal SFRA Review is published four times a year and the SFRA meets annually for a conference at varying international locations.