Call for Papers - ICFA 2003
Call for Papers: ICFA
October 15, 2002.
The 24th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
What Might be Going to Have Been: Dark Myths and Legends
March 19 to March 23, 2003
Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hilton
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The focus of ICFA 24 is on the darker side of the fantastic, on the
and horrific elements of myths, legends, and fairy tales that creep into
science fiction and fantasy.
We welcome proposals for individual papers and for academic sessions and
panels on any aspect of the fantastic. The deadline for submission of
proposals is 15 October 2002. Conference preregistration forms will be
to all current IAFA members.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR PROPOSAL:
CONTACT INFORMATION (SNAIL MAIL, PHONE, & EMAIL PLEASE)
INFO ON ALL AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT NEEDS.
In order to be considered for the 2003 program, your proposal to
(1) read a paper
(2) recruit and chair a paper session or
(3) organize and chair a panel discussion
must be date-stamped no later than October 15, 2002; electronic
correspondence is welcome.
ALL Proposals must be sent to the appropriate Division Head (addresses
NOTE: Proposals should include a 500-word abstract and appropriate
bibliography indicating the project's scholarly or theoretical context.
sure to include current/working contact information (snailmail AND email
address at least).
GUEST OF HONOR: Canadian fantasist Charles de Lint
GUEST SCHOLAR: S. T. Joshi
SPECIAL GUEST WRITER: Ramsey Campbell.
Conference Information and Updates at the IAFA website:
FANTASTIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH [British, American and Commonwealth
literature]. Division Head: Charles W. Nelson, Humanities Dept.,
Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931 (e-mail: CWNELSON@...).
THE FANTASTIC IN FILM & MEDIA [media other than literature, including
performance, television, music, video, and film]. Division Head: J.
Craig, Central Michigan University, 306 Moore Hall, Mt. Pleasant, MI
HORROR LITERATURE [horror in mainstream and popular literature,
its literary traditions, aesthetics, psychological constructs, and
comparative influences]. Division Head: Joe Andriano, University of
Louisiana at Lafayette, 110 Homas Road, Lafayette, LA 70501-7719
THE FANTASTIC IN POPULAR CULTURE AND VISUAL ARTS [popular culture:
comics/graphic novels, visual arts, architecture, photography, and
computer-based art, e.g., digital imagery, hypertext, and hypermedia].
Division Head: Bryan D. Dietrich, Dept. of English, Newman University,
McCormick Avenue, Wichita, KS 67213-2097 (e-mail:
INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC LITERATURE [international and comparative
literature]. Division Head: Andrea Bell, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt
Ave. #251, St. Paul MN 55104 (e-mail: ABELL@...).
SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE & THEORY [science fiction literature,
and theory]. Division Head: Greg Beatty, University of Phoenix Online,
Lakeway Drive, #112 Bellingham WA 98226 (e-mail: GBEATTY@...).
CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT'S LITERATURE AND ILLUSTRATION [Children's and
Young Adult literature and media]. Division Head: Farah Mendlesohn,