ISRLC Conference 2020 Transmutations & Transgressions will be held 11-13 September 2020 at the University of Chester
Asian religions play an increasingly prominent role in providing a reservoir of resources for speculative fiction, that is, science fiction and fantasy, most broadly construed. What we mean by speculative fiction is not limited to print literature but covers works in multiple media formats such as print and digital literature, films, TV dramas, and video games. These works are produced/consumed in Asia, the Euro-American West, and/or other parts of the world. In these works, Asian religions may serve as systems of transmutation or as systems to be transgressed, or both. Asian religions may also provide interpretive frameworks for assessing works of speculative fiction.