14-15 November

de Letras
do Porto
Dark Futures in Projection:

On the 60th Anniversary of the Publication
of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Faculdade de Letras - Universidade do Porto

Call for Papers 

Inspired by Bradbury’s foretoken account of an anti-intellectual era, Dark Futures in Projection invites the submission of long and short papers on research in the following topics:

  • Ray Bradbury’s and Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451, as well as any adaptation of the novel to another medium (radio dramatizations, comic books, video games…);
  • other dystopian accounts, conveyed in any possible contexts and forms of art (perspectives on literature and film will be particularly welcome);
  • theoretical reflections on the concept of dystopia and its manifestations, and especially on the relevance of dystopian thinking for the understanding of our times;
  • reflections on the concept of “adaptation” (especially, but not exclusively, from novel to film), bearing on the field of utopian / dystopian visions.
Abstracts – max. 250 words – for short (10 min.) and long (20 min.) papers presented in English should be sent by 30 September 2013 to:
utopia@letras.up.pt .
Guest Speakers:
Patrick Parrinder (School of English and American Literature, Univ. Reading)
Miguel Leal (Faculty of Fine Arts, Univ. Porto)
Dark Futures in Projection is organized by the “Mapping Dreams” research group of CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (University of Porto and Nova University of Lisbon), with the collaboration of CITAR – Research Center For Science and Technology in the Arts (Catholic University, Porto).
Organizing Committee:
Fátima Vieira
Jorge Bastos da Silva
Maria Teresa Castilho
Miguel Ramalhete
Teresa Botelho
Alexandra Serapicos
Luís Sarmento
Executive Committee:
Inês Botelho
Joana Caetano
Márcia Lemos
Marta Correia