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CFP: "Time and the Fantastic" (IAFA, Orlando; 10/31/08; 3/18-22/09)

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    The 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Time and the Fantastic [Feel free to distribute this general Call for Papers] The 30th
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 26, 2008
      The 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

      Time and the Fantastic

      [Feel free to distribute this general Call for Papers]

      The 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts will be
      held March 18-22, 2009, at the

      Orlando Airport Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The conference begins
      at 3pm on Wednesday and ends at 1 am on Sunday upon the conclusion of
      the conference banquet. Malcolm J. Edwards and Brian Stableford write
      that "the metaphysics of time continues to intrigue writers inside and
      outside the genre" of the fantastic; thus, the focus of ICFA-30 is on
      the intriguing relationships between time and the fantastic. Papers
      are invited to explore this topic in science fiction, fantasy, horror,
      and other related modes of the fantastic. In addition, we especially
      look forward to papers on the work of our honored guests:

      Guest of Honor: Guy Gavriel Kay, Aurora Award-winning, Caspar
      Award-winning, and Mythopoeic Fantasy Award-nominated author of the
      Fionavar Tapestry (The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire, The Darkest
      Road), Tigana, A Song for Arbonne, and The Last Light of the Sun

      Guest of Honor: Robert Charles Wilson, Hugo Award-winning author of
      Axis, Spin, The Chronoliths, Darwinia, Mysterium, and A Bridge of

      Guest Scholar: Maria Nikolajeva, author of The Aesthetic Approach to
      Children's Literature (Scarecrow), The Rhetoric of Children's
      Literature (Scarecrow), and From Mythic to Linear: Time in Children's
      Literature (Scarecrow)

      As always, we also welcome proposals for individual papers and for
      academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any
      media. The deadline is October 31, 2008.

      We encourage work from institutionally-affiliated scholars,
      independent scholars, international scholars who work in languages
      other than English, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

      The Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for an Essay Not in English is open to
      all members of the IAFA. The IAFA Graduate Student Award is open to
      all graduate students presenting papers at the year's conference.
      Details are available via Robin Reid, Second Vice-President
      (Robin_Reid@...). Finally, the Dell Magazines
      Undergraduate Science Fiction Award will also be handed out at this
      year's conference.

      Submission Guidelines

      In order to be considered for the 2009 program, your proposal to (1)
      read a paper, (2) recruit and chair a paper session, or (3) organize
      and chair a panel discussion should be date-stamped no later than
      October 31, 2008; electronic correspondence is welcome. Proposals must
      be sent to the appropriate Division Head (addresses below). Advise the
      Division Head if you would like to volunteer to chair a paper session.
      Proposals must include a 500-word abstract and appropriate
      bibliography indicating the project's scholarly or theoretical
      context. Presenters must be members of IAFA at the time of the
      conference. Be sure to indicate all audio-visual equipment needs in
      this initial proposal; later A/V requests cannot be guaranteed.


      All aspects of the fantastic in work aimed at children and young
      adults. Division Head: Joe Sutliff Sanders, California State
      University, Dept. of English, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino,
      CA, 92407-2397 (DR.JOESS@...).


      All aspects of the fantastic in British, American and Commonwealth
      literature. Division Head: Stefan Ekman, Lund University


      All aspects of the fantastic in television, video, and film. Division
      Head: Susan A. George, Gender & Women's Studies, University of
      California, Berkeley, 3326 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley CA 94720-1070


      All aspects of the fantastic in fan cultures and communities,
      including fan fiction, comics/graphic novels, filking, conventions,
      hypertexts, viral marketing, RPG. Division Head: Barbara Lucas, VIS,
      31225 Bainbridge Rd, Suite M, Solon OH 44139


      All aspects of the fantastic in live drama, music, dance, sculpture,
      body art, comics/graphic novels, and photography and digital imagery.
      Division Head: Stefan Hall, Bowling Green State University, Dept. of
      Theatre and Film, 338 South Hall, Bowling Green, OH, 43403-0180


      All aspects of horror in mainstream and popular literature, including
      literary traditions, aesthetics, psychological constructs, and
      comparative influences. Division Head: Stephanie Moss, 10032 N. 52nd.
      Street, Tampa, FL 33517 (SMOSS@...).


      All aspects of the fantastic in international and comparative
      literature. Division Head: Dale Knickerbocker, Dept. of Foreign
      Languages, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858


      All aspects of science fiction literature, history, and theory.
      Division Head: Sherryl Vint, Dept. of English Literature, Brock
      University, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1 (SVINT@...).

      March 18-22, 2009

      Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel

      Look for Information and Updates at the IAFA website: www.iafa.org

      Michael A. Torregrossa, Listserv Moderator
      The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
      Michael A Torregrossa and Carl James Grindley, Co-Founders
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