Call for papers: Tarot
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Call for Papers (Please Forward and Post)
Tarot in Culture
A Proposed Interdisciplinary Anthology of Research on Tarot
Subjects and Content
We are seeking scholarly papers for an interdisciplinary anthology of research (tentative publication date 2010) on Tarot. Papers on all aspects of Tarot will be considered, including Tarot in History, Psychology, Religion, Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Papers on individual decks and artists (including Pamela Smith), and all aspects of Tarot making and use, including designing, marketing, reading, and divining are also welcome.
Prospective contributors should demonstrate an awareness of at least some aspects of the developing scholarly literature on Tarot, such as, but by no means limited to, the following books:
Auger, Emily E. Tarot and Other Meditation Decks: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Typology. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2004.
Decker, Ronald, Thierry Depaulis, and Michael Dummett. A Wicked Pack of Cards: The Origins of the Occult Tarot. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Dummett, Michael. The Game of Tarot: from Ferrara to Salt Lake City. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1980.
Dummett, Michael and Ronald Decker. A History of the Occult Tarot 1870-1970. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 2002.
Dummett, Michael and John McLeod. A History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack: The Game of Triumphs. 2 vols. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.
Giles, Cynthia. The Tarot: History, Mystery, and Lore. New York: Fireside/ Simon and Schuster, 1992.
Kaplan, Stuart, et al. The Encyclopedia of Tarot. 4 vols. New York: U.S. Games Systems, 1978 - 2005.
Rosengarten, Arthur. Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility. St. Paul, Minnesota: Paragon House, 2000.
Individuals with contributions that fall outside conventional scholarly research norms, as might be the case for Tarot artists and readers (see special topic below), should contact the editors directly regarding their submissions.
Length, Format, Permissions
Papers should be between 4,000 and 12,000 words, typed, double-spaced, in Chicago style with full citation format (superscripted endnote numbers in the text and full citation notes), and include a list of works cited.
At the initial submission and review stage, artwork may be presented in whatever manner seems appropriate to the authors. Authors whose papers are accepted will have to provide images in whatever format is required by the publisher (either high quality digital images or digital print outs). Authors are also responsible for seeking and providing the appropriate permissions to use these images in a timely manner. We strongly suggest that authors give some attention to the availability of such permissions before making a submission.
Special Topic: Tarot Artists, Designers, and Readers
As part of this volume, we are planning a special section composed of statements by Tarot artists, designers, and readers about their working process and experiences. Submissions should be between 300 and 1500 words. Full length papers on these subjects are also welcome.
Submitting and Selection Process
Please send a word format digital copy (e-mail with subject heading Tarot Anthology) and one hard copy of the paper, abstract (100 - 200 words), biography of the author (100-200 words), and a CV to each of the editors by 30 April 2009.
Emily E. Auger, Ph.D.
e-mail address: augere@...
mailing address: Visual Arts Dept., Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, P7B 5E1 (Please verify mailing address via e-mail before sending)
Ruth A. Crocker, M.L.S., Ph.D.
e-mail address: ruth.crocker@...
mailing address: 15144 Addleman Dr., Houston, MN 55943
Priority will be given to submissions that are complete, written in non-sexist and culturally sensitive language, appropriately and fully documented, in need of little or no editing or revision, and show some indication of attention to permissions.
Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Conference
Prospective contributors are encouraged to submit conference papers based on their research to the Tarot area of the Popular Culture Association conference in New Orleans 8-11 April 2009 (See conference website http://www.pcaaca.org/).
Janet Brennan Croft
Head of Access Services
University of Oklahoma Libraries
Norman OK 73019
Editor of Mythlore http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore.html
Editor of Oklahoma Librarian
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