The Science Fiction Research Collective is dedicated to the reading, study, and analysis
of American, British, and World speculative fiction, from its earliest manifestations
to the present. Its central purpose is to allow for and encourage ongoing critical
reading and analysis of science fiction as a cultural phenomenon, an intellectual
endeavor, and a literary genre. The Science Fiction Research Collective meets six
times each academic year and hosts the annual Science Fiction Research Symposium (held
each fall semester) and the Science Fiction Research Roundtable (held each spring
semester). The group is open to all interested faculty and students at the University
Meetings are generally held on the first Friday of September, October, and November
(in the fall semesters) and the first Friday of February, March, and April (in the
spring semesters). In those cases where the first Friday interferes with a Fall Break
or a Spring Break, the group will make alternative arrangements. For news and announcements
about upcoming meetings, check out the events calendar.
Each fall semester, the Science Fiction Research Collective sponsors a symposium for
the public in which papers related to the study of speculative fiction are presented
in mini-conference style.
Each spring semester, the Science Fiction Research Collective sponsors a roundtable
discussion, open to the public, in which select panelists discuss and debate some
topic central to the study of speculative fiction.
For more information or to join the Science Fiction Research Collective, contact Dr.
Greg Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Eric Carl Link at email@example.com.