IMAGINAL WORLDS: Religion in Speculative and Fan Fiction April 7th 2017 Columbia University, Department of Religion Graduate Student Conference
Keynote speakers: N.K. Jemisin, 2016 Hugo Award Winner Dr. Annette Yoshiko Reed, University of Pennsylvania
“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy This conference will examine the impact of religious themes upon the construction of imaginal worlds and the ways in which speculative fictions can serve as a heuristic tool in religious studies. Papers span a range of time periods, traditions, and geographic areas. The conference schedule is accessible here.
Conference Coordinators: Rex Barnes & Krista Dalton