Cityscapes of the Future: Urban Spaces in Science Fiction
city has played a pivotal role in science fiction narratives since the
earliest days of the genre. Towering megastructures, dystopian urbanity
and the otherworldly configurations of alien cities have contributed
greatly to representations of imagined futures.
project aims to take a broad view of the science-fictional cityscape,
in any medium (television, film, novels, comics/graphic novels, anime,
video games, etc.).
relevant topics are welcome; we encourage interdisciplinary and
comparative perspectives, as well as discussions of non-Western texts.
We are especially interested in the following subjects:
- Postmodern SF and the City- Alien Cities
- The City and the Body
- Virtual Cities
- The Victorian City and Contemporary SF
accepted, complete essays of 5000-7000 words will be due by January 15,
2014. All submissions must be original and previously unpublished.
Dr. Yael Maurer, Shawn Edrei and Meyrav Koren-Kuik, The Department of
English and American Studies, Tel-Aviv University.