Conference on French Science Fiction
University of Regina
November 2nd and 3rd, 2012
The organizing committee of the conference invites you to send proposals for papers on any topic regarding French science fiction.
French science fiction is as old as the French language. Cyrano de Bergerac wrote about a trip to the moon that was published in 1657. So did Jules Verne in 1865, this time using scientific hard facts. The first movie showing a trip to the moon was made by Georges Méliès in 1902. In the comic format, Hergé had Tintin walk on the moon in 1954, 15 years before Armstrong. These are just a few of many unique French contributions to science fiction that rightly deserves to be better known. The conference wants to recognize the contribution of French science fiction to world science fiction but also wants to engage in multi-disciplinary exchanges. Science fiction is a genre embracing many different media, which are traditionally the respective domains of the Arts and Fine Arts.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:
- French science fiction literature
- French science fiction cinema
- French science fiction on television
- French science fiction in comics and graphic novels
- International reception of French science fiction
Papers presented at the conference will be refereed and published into electronic proceedings.
* Paper submission:
- Submissions are welcome in either French or English.
- Proposals should be 250 words maximum and should include a descriptive title.
- Audio-visual equipment available upon request.
- A $25 registration fee will be levied upon acceptance.
- Proposals must be submitted by e-mail no later than January 1st, 2012 to:
Philippe Mather
Phone: (306) 359-1229
Campion College
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2