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Incense and Insensibility: Science Fiction, Psychedelia and the 1960s and 1970s
Liverpool, June 1999

CALL FOR PAPERS INCENSE AND INSENSIBILITY: SCIENCE FICTION, PSYCHEDELIA & THE 1960s & 1970s
A one-day, interdisciplinary conference, dealing with the influence of science fiction and/or psychedelia on 1960s and 1970s cultural production, will be hosted by the University of Liverpool on Saturday 12 June 1999. Abstracts are invited on such topics as: * The 'New Wave' movement within sf, and the experimental fiction which influenced it. * The crossover between psychedelic and sf writings. * 1960s and 1970s sf and psychedelic cinema. * Sf television series, such The Avengers, The Prisoner and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. & The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. * Countercultural comics. * The psychedelic aesthetic and its influence on the spheres of art, design and fashion in the 1960s and 1970s. * Mysticism and sf. * Sf and psychedelic music. * The theme of conceptual breakthrough. * The science-fictionization of 1960s and 1970s culture. * Gender and the counterculture. * The influence of this period on contemporary art forms. A working title and short abstract should be e-mailed to: Elliot Atkins (eja@liverpool.ac.uk) Andy Sawyer (asawyer@liverpool.ac.uk) Peter Wright (113350.134@compuserve.com or posted to: Incense and Insensibility Conference Department of English Language and Literature University of Liverpool, Modern Languages Building Liverpool L69 3BX UK Facsimile: +44-(0)151-794 2730. ----------------------