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14 August 2008 @ 12:54 pm
CFP: Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic (10/31/08; ICFA, 3/18/09 – 3/22/09)  

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic for the 30th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. 


The focus of ICFA 30 is on time and the fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to this call will be considered.  The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, from March 18 - 22, 2009 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Hotel.  For more information and updates about the conference, please visit www.iafa.org.


Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:


How audiences/communities construct their own folklore, legends, and urban legends

Archiving and transmission of community folklore and legend

How folklore, myth, and legend impact individual and group expressions of identity

Linguistic and philosophical elements of folklore, myth, and urban legend and how these impact audience interaction with the texts

How fantastical personae impact the expression and definition of personal identity

Media representations of fantastical communities


If you are interesting in submitting a paper, proposals should include a 500-word abstract and appropriate bibliography indicating the project's scholarly or theoretical context.  Be sure to include current/working contact information (snailmail AND email addresses).  Also note whether your presentation would require audio-visual equipment.  Please email proposals as rich text (.rtf), PDF (.pdf), or Word document (.doc) formats.  If you use Word 2007, please save your document as a .doc file, not a .docx file.



Barbara Lucas, Division Head

Community and Culture in the Fantastic Division



The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2008.  However, proposals will be reviewed and accepted as they are received.


We encourage work from institutionally-affiliated scholars, independent scholars, international scholars who work in languages other than English, graduate students, and undergraduate students.


You can review all conference information at the IAFA website: www.iafa.org.  Bookmark the site so you can check for updates.  For information and updates specific to the Community and Culture Division, visit http://community.livejournal.com/ccfantastic/.


Please feel free to forward this call to other listservs and individuals who might be interested.