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    Call for Papers Mythopoeic Society Conference 42 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM July 15–18, 2011 Monsters, Marvels, and Minstrels: The Rise of
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 23, 2010
      Call for Papers
      Mythopoeic Society Conference 42
      University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
      July 15–18, 2011

      Monsters, Marvels, and Minstrels: The Rise of Modern Medievalism

      The year 2011 marks the 75th anniversary of both C.S. Lewis’ publication of
      The Allegory of Love and J.R.R. Tolkien’s lecture “Beowulf: The Monsters and
      the Critics.” Spanning the early Anglo-Saxon/Scandinavian heroic legacies and
      late Continental French-inspired romance traditions, these authoritative
      works of scholarship dramatically changed academic discussion on their
      medieval subjects. In addition, their literary reinterpretations laid the
      groundwork for the modern medievalism that now informs so much modern fantasy
      literature, Inkling or otherwise. To commemorate these important
      anniversaries, Mythcon 42 will invite reflection on the impact of these
      critical works and how they offer new ways to view the fantastic in earlier
      texts as well as how they initiated many of the approaches modern fantasy
      applies to its reading of the medieval. While legacies inherited from Anglo-
      Saxon, Celtic, Scandinavian, Biblical, and Classical cultures will be obvious
      subjects, papers and panels that explore mythological and fantastic works
      from other early traditions (such as Native American, Asian, and Middle-
      eastern) are also welcome, as are studies and discussions that focus on the
      work and interests of the Inklings (especially J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis,
      and Charles Williams), of our Guests of Honor, and of other fantasy authors
      and themes. Papers from a variety of critical perspectives and disciplines
      are welcome.

      Guests of Honor:
      Michael D.C. Drout, Scholar
      Catherynne M. Valente, Author

      Paper abstracts (250 word maximum), along with contact information, should be
      sent to the Papers Coordinator at the e-mail address below by 15 April, 2011.
      Please include your AV requests and the projected time needed for your
      presentation. Time slots for individual papers are one hour (45 minute paper
      plus discussion) or 1/2 hour (20 minute paper plus discussion). Panels
      consisting of related short papers may be proposed for a 90 minute time slot.
      Undergraduate and graduate presenters are encouraged to apply for the Alexei
      Kondratiev Award for Best Student Paper.

      Send abstracts to:
      Janet Brennan Croft, Paper Coordinator


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