Conference Presentations

  • “The Enchantment of UFOs: Between Fox Mulder in The X-Filesand Real Life Believers.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA): 117th Annual Conference, San Diego, November 14–17, 2019.
  • “Defamiliarization and Refamiliarization: Literary Techniques in the Service of Scientism in Contemporary Popular Science.” Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging: 14th European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference, Manchester, August 20–23, 2019.
  • “‘No Hopium, Please’: Narratives of Human Extinction in Dystopian Online Communities.” Paradise on Fire: The Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), University of California, Davis, June 26–30,2019.
  • Helsing, Daniel, and Isak Hyltén-Cavallius. “Two Faces of Metaphor: Opening Up New Spaces and Bringing It All Back Home.” Nordic Research Showcase: Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Copenhagen & Lund, School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, University of Edinburgh, April 25–27, 2017.
  • “Evolution, Fiction, and Popular Science.” Graduate Workshop on Fiction and Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Lund University, April 14–15, 2016.
  • “Journeys of Wonder to the Origin of Life: Narratives of Meaning in a Meaningless Universe—Carl Sagan and Richard Dawkins.” The Origin of Life: Second Conference on History and Philosophy of Astrobiology, organized by the Nordic Network of Astrobiology and EU COST Action “Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth,” Åkersberg Herrgård, Höör, Sweden, May 8–10, 2015.
  • “En samtida tragedi? Litterära drag och genrereferenser i populärvetenskapliga böcker om klimatförändringar.” Teknik- och vetenskapshistoriska dagar, organized by the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, April 15–17, 2015. (“A Contemporary Tragedy? Literary Techniques and Genre References in Popular Science Books about Climate Change.”)
  • “From the Stars and Back: The Journey Motif in Carl Sagan’s Cosmosand Peter Nilson’s Stjärnvägar.Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. Tenth International IAWIS/AIERTI Conference and Twenty-First Annual Scottish Word and Image Group Conference, University of Dundee, August 11–15, 2014.
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