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    I will also attach a pdf version of the info below for printing in the Yahoo Groups Attachments folder. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who might
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 12, 2010
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      I will also attach a pdf version of the info below for printing in the Yahoo Groups Attachments folder. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested.

      Call for Art Submissions
      for a Logo Design representing the theme of
      Monsters, Marvels, and Minstrels:
      The Rise of Modern Medievalism
      for the 2011 Mythopoeic Society Conference (Mythcon 42)

      The Mythcon 42 Conference Committee is currently seeking graphic art submissions to be considered for the logo design for Mythcon 42. One original artwork will be selected from the submissions to be used on all promotional materials and publicity for the 42nd Mythopoeic Society Conference, to be held in Albuquerque, NM, in July 2011.

      The Mython 42 theme "Monsters, Marvels, and Minstrels: The Rise of Modern Medievalism" was chosen to commemorate the 75th anniversary in 2011 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 mark 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, for 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 other fantasy authors and themes.

      For more information about the Mythopoeic Society, please visit the Society's website at http://www.mythsoc.org/.

      Artists submitting work for Mythcon 42's logo design may contribute original art in color or in black and white. Art submissions should also include the Conference theme, "Monsters, Marvels, and Minstrels: The Rise of Modern Medievalism," and "Mythcon 42," if at all possible. While the Conference Committee prefers submissions in digital form (in order to ensure the art will transfer well to online materials), works in hard copy form will also be considered. Examples of logo designs from previous conferences may be found at http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/history.

      For best consideration, art should be submitted by July 2, 2010 to:
      Leslie A. Donovan, Mythcon 42 Committee Chair
      Ldonovan@...
      University Honors Program, MSC06 3890
      1 University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA
      (505) 277-4313 (phone), (505) 277-4271 (fax)

      Direct questions or requests for additional information to Leslie Donovan at the contact info above as soon as possible.



      Leslie A. Donovan
      Associate Professor
      University Honors Program, MSC06 3890
      1 University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
      (505) 277-4313
      ldonovan@...
      http://www.unm.edu/~ldonovan
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