I am contacting you to let you know about the VIth International
Colloquium on Fantastic Literature, which we are organizing on June
27-30, 2007, at the University of Goteborg (Sweden). I am inviting
proposals for this event from diverse aspects about medieval
"merveilleux" (medieval marvellous or fantastic). I have posted the Call
for Papers, but, for further information about the conference, please
visit our website at: http://www.cilf.org.mx
Ana María Morales
The Call for Papers:
VI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FANTASTIC LITERATURE
The fantastic: North and South
Göteborg University, Sweden 27-30 June 2007
The International Conferences on Fantastic Literature have been a forum
for reflection on the fantastic as well as a meeting point for
specialists. By means of this call for papers we invite you to our sixth
conference. On this particular occasion we wish to focus on comparative
issues concerning the fantastic and on the ways the fantastic relates to
Papers on the following topics are encouraged:
- Theorization on the fantastic: theories and reviews about the
discourse of the fantastic.
- Relationships of the fantastic with related or adjacent modalities
(the merveilleux; the ghost-story; magical realism and lo real
maravilloso; the detective novel; Science fiction; Fantasy; the Gothic
- Studies about the specific discourse of any of the related modalities.
- Comparative issues within the fantastic: studies comparing Spanish
texts with Spanish American ones or others from different languages, as
well as others from different regions or époques. (Priority will be
given to comparative studies between Hispanic and Nordic literatures,
although the call is open for studies on literature in any language and
in different regions.)
- Periodizations of the fantastic literature and related modalities,
either regarding specific countries or cultural regions, or periods
defined by literary currents of each regional tradition (Baroque,
Romanticism, Vanguards, etc.).
- Analysis of specific authors and texts; thematic studies and studies
of literary motifs.
Abstracts and papers
Abstracts of approximately 250 words including the title of the paper
and name of the author must be submitted by e-mail to the organizing
committee before January 30, 2007. Submissions might be written in
Spanish, English or French. The organizing committee will send an
acknowledgement of the receipt of the letter. Only the persons who have
confirmed their attendance before March 25 will appear on the program.
The performance of the papers should not be longer than 20-minutes. The
final text to be published should be sent before August 30, 2007 and
should not exceed 20 pages of copy, including notes and bibliography.
The paper should be sent by e-mail to the organizing committee. The
notes and bibliography of the paper must be in accordance with the rules
of The MLA Style Manual.
The inscription fee will be 55 euros for participants from Europe,
Canada and the United States, and 35 for those from Latin America,
Africa and Asia. The inscription is to be paid to the count of Göteborg
University by means of a credit card and will be formalized only after
the submission had been accepted and before the confirmation of attendance.
We hope we can count on your attendance.
Ana María Morales (anammr@...
José Miguel Sardiñas (josemiguel@...
Andrea Castro (andrea.castro@...