It is worth pointing out this:
The Science Fiction Foundation (SFF) will be holding the fourth annual Masterclass in sf criticism in 2010.
Dates: 11th June to 13th June 2010
Location: Middlesex University, London (the Hendon Campus, nearest underground, Hendon).
Delegate costs will be £180 per person, excluding accommodation.
Accommodation: students are asked to find their own accommodation, but help is available from the administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Applicants should write to Farah Mendlesohn at email@example.com. Applicants will be asked to provide a CV and writing sample; these will be assessed by an Applications Committee consisting of Farah Mendlesohn, Paul Kincaid, Adam Roberts.
I taught the course last year, and it was a genuine learning experience for me so what it did for the students I can’t imagine. If you have any interest in serious critical study of science fiction, this is for you.