Deadline Approaching for 2011 Science Fiction Criticism Masterclass

Farah Mendlesohn [website and blog] sent out an email reminder this morning that the deadline for this year’s SF Criticism Masterclass is at the end of February. For those of you who have not heard of the SF Criticism Masterclass, it is an intense workshop for scholars to work closely with experts in the field. I have not had an opportunity to attend a masterclass, but from what I understand, it is an enriching experience for science fiction scholars. Read below for all of the details:

SF Criticism Masterclass for 2011

Class Leaders: Paul McAuley, Claire Brialey, Mark Bould

The Science Fiction Foundation (SFF) will be holding the fifth annual Masterclass in sf criticism in 2011.

Paul McAuley is the author of eighteen novels, many of which have been nominated for the Campbell, BSFA and Clarke Awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award winning Fairyland. His most recent books such as The Quiet War and Gardens of the Sun.

Claire Brialey is co-editor of the Nova award-winning and Hugo-nominated Banana Wings, has been a Clarke judge, and contributed critical articles to Vector and other fanzines.

Mark Bould is the co-editor of Science Fiction Film and Television and author of The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star and Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City. He has co-edited, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction and Red Planets: Marxists and Science Fiction among other projects, including several issues of Science Fiction Studies.

Dates: 1st to 3rd July 2011

Location: Middlesex University, London (the Hendon Campus, nearest underground, Hendon Central).

Delegate costs will be £190 per person, excluding accommodation.

Accommodation: students are asked to find their own accommodation, but two suggestions are the Golders Green Hotel, and the King Solomon Hotel, both in Golders Green, a short bus ride from the University.

Applicants should write to Farah Mendlesohn at farah.sf at gmail.com. Applicants will be asked to provide a CV and writing sample; these will be assessed by an Applications Committee consisting of Farah Mendlesohn, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. and Andy Sawyer.

Completed applications must be received by 28th February 2011.