SECOND Call for Papers

: Philip K. Dick and the Counterculture: SECOND Call for Papers

 We are still welcoming proposals for twenty minute presentations for either of the confirmed panels, or for shorter contributions to the creative panel, from undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and established scholars.


Please send a short abstract to Tom Knowles by the 25th of March 2016.


If you are interested in participating in the Creative Panel, please email to discuss ideas.

The Creative Panel will consist of work in homage to PKD, whether it be thematic, elemental or other. These can be pursued in any creative form including but not limited to poetry, flash fiction, travel writing (non-fiction) and other. A short discussion might be followed by presenters commenting on the process of writing sci-fi and/or in the style of PKD.


The first PKD Day to be held at Birmingham City University on Saturday 23rd of April 2016

This interdisciplinary one-day conference seeks to explore evolving conceptions of culture and the countercultural through the lens of the life and works of a countercultural figure who appears to be in danger of recuperation.


After the first call for papers we are pleased to confirm the outline for the day:

9.30-10.00:          Registration
10.00-11.00:        Keynote – Umberto Rossi
‘Vinyl and Tapes: P.K. Dick and the Reproduction of Sound’
11.00-11.30:        Coffee
11.30-12:30:        Panel 1: Philip K. Dick and Psychology
12.30-13.30:        Lunch
13.30-14.30:        Panel 2: Philip K. Dick and Visual Media
14.30-15.00:        Coffee
15.00-16:00:        Creative Panel
16:00-16:30:        Coffee
16.30-17:30         Discussion Panel: The Man in the High Castle


About PKD Day

PKD Day is an annual gathering of researchers, readers and enthusiasts interested in the work of Philip K. Dick. It has previously been hosted by Nottingham Trent University and has featured artistic, musical, cinematic and academic presentations.


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