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Mythcon 35 Call for Papers

Papers dealing with the conference theme are encouraged, as are those on the role of the Society in Mythopoeic scholarship. 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 are also welcome. We are interested in papers from a variety of perspectives and disciplines.

Some ideas to explore:

  • Bridges between fantasy and other literature (cross-genre writing; influence of fantasy on mainstream art forms)
  • Between artists (collaborations; illustrated books; influence of the Inklings on each others’ works)
  • Between literary forms (book-to-movie; movie-to-comic; hypertext)
  • Between text and reader (fan fiction; criticism)

Individual papers should be suitable for oral presentation within a time period of either 20 or 45 minutes, leaving 10 or 15 minutes for questions. Presenters are encouraged to submit their papers to Mythlore, the refereed journal of the Mythopoeic Society. We are also interested in paper sessions consisting of two to four related papers by different authors, to be read and discussed in a 90 minute time period.

Abstracts of 200 words or less should be sent to the Papers Coordinators at either of the following addresses (e-mail is preferred) by April 30, 2004. Please include your AV requests and the projected time needed for your presentation.

Janet Brennan Croft
Bizzell Library 106NW
University of Oklahoma
Norman OK 73019-6030
Phone: 405-325-1918
Fax: 405-325-7618
Judith Kollmann
English Department
University of Michigan ­ Flint
Flint, MI 48502-2186
Phone: 810-715-2367
Fax: 810-743-1097