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From: Dr Leo Ruickbie <leo@...>
Date: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM
Subject: [ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC] CFP Ireland and the Supernatural
Call for Papers: A CONFERENCE ON
Ireland and the Supernatural AND
SOUTHERN REGIONAL ACIS MEETING
FEBRUARY 14-15, 2014
AT THE EMBASSY SUITES, 1100 se 17TH St.
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33316
TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:
Celtic and Irish mythology; the fairy world; the banshee (bean sí); fallen and other angels; Catholic teachings vs. Irish folk traditions/ beliefs; Irish fairies, elves, leprechauns, etc., in modern popular culture (including books, television, film and the arts); W. B. Yeats and Protestant magic; Irish Gothic literature; second sight/prophecy; Land of the Dead/Otherworld in Irish thought; Irish ghosts and other revenants; the vampire in Irish and world mythology/ literature/culture; martyrdom and blood sacrifice in Irish nationalism; the ?American wake? and the concept of death in relation to Irish emigration. Comparative studies are encouraged. Topics other than the major conference theme will also be considered.
Proposals for papers, including 100-word abstracts, or for panels, including speakers and topics, should be submitted by Sept. 5, 2013, to Prof. James Doan (doan@...
), Prof. Barbara Brodman (brodman@...
) or Prof. David Kilroy (dkilroy@...
Dr Leo Ruickbie, PhD, MA, BA(Hons), Associate of King's College
Member: European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism, Gesellschaft für Anomalistik, Parapsychological Association, Societas Magica, Society for Psychical Research, The Ghost Club
Author: Witchcraft Out of the Shadows (2004, 2011); Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician (2009); A Brief Guide to the Supernatural (2012); A Brief Guide to Ghost Hunting (forthcoming)