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    Call for Papers Mythopoeic Society Conference XXXIV Nashville, Tennessee 25-28 July 2003 From Athena to Galadriel: The Image of the Wise Woman in Mythopoeic
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      Call for Papers

      Mythopoeic Society Conference XXXIV
      Nashville, Tennessee
      25-28 July 2003

      From Athena to Galadriel: The Image of the Wise Woman in Mythopoeic Fiction.

      Author Guest of Honor: Sherwood Smith
      Scholar Guest of Honor: Dabney Hart

      Wisdom, both rational and intuitive, has often been symbolized by feminine
      figures, from Pallas Athene down to George MacDonald's goddess-figures;
      Charles Williams' Sibyl Coningsby; Tolkien's Galadriel; Lewis’s Psyche; and
      many others. What roles and functions do the “wise women” play in mythopoeic
      fiction? Why do (mythopoeic) writers often personify wisdom as feminine?

      The Mythopoeic Society is an international literary and educational
      organization devoted to the study, discussion, and enjoyment of the works of
      J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic literature.
      We believe the study of these writers can lead to greater understanding and
      appreciation of the literary, philosophical, and spiritual traditions which
      underlie their works, and can engender an interest in the study of myth,
      legend, and the genre of fantasy. Find out more about the Society and
      previous Mythcons at http://www.mythsoc.org/.

      Papers dealing with the conference theme are especially encouraged; we also
      welcome papers focusing on the work and interests of our Guests of Honor, the
      Inklings (especially Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams), and other fantasy authors
      and themes. Papers from a variety of critical perspectives and disciplines
      are welcome.

      Individual papers should be suitable for oral presentation within 20 to 30
      minutes. Papers chosen for presentation at the conference will be considered
      for publication in Mythlore, the refereed journal of the Mythopoeic Society
      (http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore.html). All papers should conform to the MLA
      Style Manual (2nd ed).

      Paper abstracts (250 word maximum), along with contact information, should be
      sent to the Papers Coordinator at the following address (e-mail is
      preferable) by 31 March, 2003. Please include your AV requests and the
      projected time needed for your presentation.

      Dr. Theodore J. Sherman, Editor
      Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and
      Mythopoeic Literature
      Associate Professor of English
      Box X041, Middle Tennessee State University
      Murfreesboro, TN 37132
      615 898-5098 FAX
      <A HREF="mailto:tsherman@...">tsherman@...</A> tsherman@...
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