Utopiales Comes to Oxford

Many of you will be familiar with Utopiales, the big French convention that takes place in Nantes every October. Well this month they are coming to the UK. They are partnering with Maison Française d’Oxford, the French research centre in Oxford, to put on a 3-day conference. The dates are April 24-27.

Days 1 and 2 are the academic part of the event. You can find the full programme here.

Day 3 is more public-oriented and features three workshops. One of them is titled “The boundaries and territories of SF” and features three great writers, plus me. My estemeed colleagues are Stephanie Saulter (who needs no introduction), Emma Geen (who wrote the brilliant The Many Selves of Katherine North), and Jeanne-A Debats who, among other things, teaches Latin and Greek and is Art Director of Utopiales. I know Stephanie and Emma well, and I’m looking forward to meeting Jeanne-A (whom I shall doubtless bore with discussion of queer Romans).

In addition there is an exhibition of art from the 19 years of Utopiales.

It all sounds very splendid, and it is free. Hopefully I will see some of you there.

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2 Responses to Utopiales Comes to Oxford

  1. Jeanne says:

    Hello Cheryl,
    I can’t wait to meet you all there !
    I wrote more some things about queer science fiction whales, pansexual vampires and neutral creatures from outer space and time, but I’ll try to not disapoint you to much about queer Romans.
    All the best
    Jeanne
    (the “-A” thing exists only to bore my publishers, and journalists ^^)

    • Cheryl says:

      Whoops, sorry I missed this. Kevin aproved the comment while I was in Belgium and consequently I forgot about it. I’m very much looking forward to meeting you.

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