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"Corroding the Now: Poetry + Science | SF" is a forthcoming academic conference set to take place on April 12-13, 2019. Featuring papers, panels, poetry readings, performances and other responses from scholars and practitioners, "Corroding the Now" sets out to explore the tensions and affinities between poetry, science and science fiction. 

We are interested in academic papers and panels, creative responses, poetry readings and performances. We welcome scholars, poets, critics, scientists, science fiction writers, students, and all others. We are also interested in submissions of A2 size posters featuring critical, creative and other work. These will be on display for the duration of the conference. Poster submissions from PGR students will be given priority over those from other sources. "Corroding the Now" is committed to promoting diversity whenever possible and encourages proposals from people of all backgrounds.

For individual papers, responses, or performances, please send proposals of up to 300 words. For multiple participant formats (e.g. discussion panels, group readings, etc.), proposals may be up to 500 words long. Multiple participant panels or performances that are all-male will not be considered for inclusion in the conference. Posters should be sent in both high res (300+ DPI) jpeg and pdf formats. Both posters and proposals should be accompanied by 50 word participant bios. All submissions should be sent to SFpoetics@gmail.com by 14thJanuary 2019. Applicants will receive a response by 4th February 2019. Enquiries in the meantime should be addressed to francis.gene-rowe.2016@live.rhul.ac.uk.

Confirmed conference guests include: Alex Goody (Oxford Brookes University), Melinda Gebbie, Allen Fisher, and Iain Sinclair.

For more information, please visit http://www.corrodingthenow.com.