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CRSF 2016 - Current Research in Speculative Fiction
Mon 27 June 2016, 08:30 – 18:30 BST
Returning for its sixth consecutive year, CRSF is a one day postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions, including SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY and HORROR; showcasing some of the latest developments in these dynamic and evolving fields. CRSF attracts an international selection of delegates and provides a platform for postgraduate students to present their current research, encourages discussion with scholars in related subjects and the construction of crucial networks with fellow researchers. The University of Liverpool, a leading centre for the study of speculative fiction and home to the Science Fiction Foundation Collection, will host the conference. CRSF 2016 will run in conjunction with the Science Fiction Research Association’s (SFRA) annual conference held on the 28th-30th June 2016.
For further information email the conference team at CRSF.email@example.com or visit our website: www.currentresearchinspeculativefiction.blogspot.com
You can download a PDF version of this call for papers here.
Travelling to Liverpool
There are coach and train services that will bring you to Liverpool City Centre from Liverpool John Lennon Airport or Manchester Airport. It is also easy to travel to Liverpool from London by train, or by coach.
From Liverpool John Lennon Airport
There are train services from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Liverpool Lime Street. Visit the National Rail webste for more information: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.
You can take a number of buses from the airport to Liverpool city centre, such as the 500, the 81A and 82A, and the 883. Visit the MerseyTravel journey planner to plan your journey: http://jp.merseytravel.gov.uk/nwm/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en.
From Manchester Airport
There are direct train services from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street Station, which is within Liverpool City Centre and a 15 to 20 minute walk uphill to the university. National Rail timetables and a journey planner can be viewed on their website at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.
You can also take a National Express coach that will bring you to Liverpool One Bus Station. Coach numbers 060, 061, 350 and 580 all bring you into Liverpool. You can view their timetables here: http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx.
There are a number of direct and indirect train services from London to Liverpool from Euston Station. Visit the National Rail website to plan your journey: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.
The National Express coaches 540, 550 and 421 will bring you into Liverpool from London. Visit the National Rail webpage here to plan your journey: http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx.
Once in Liverpool, there are a number of buses that can take you up to the university: for example, the 6, the 79, 79C and 79D, and the 173. You can plan inter-city journeys using the MerseyTravel Journey Planner, which is available at http://jp.merseytravel.gov.uk/nwm/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en.
A campus map for the university can be viewed at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf. The Rendall Building, the location of the conference, is listed as building 432, grid reference D2. Vine Court, the location of the conference accommodation, is listed as buildings 804 and 805 (for the East and West wings), grid references F1 and F2. The Sydney Jones Library, the location of the Science Fiction Foundation collection and the locale for part of the exhibition Andy Sawyer is curating, is listed as building 423, grid reference F3.