Literature of the Hidden and Fantastic Conference
Literature of the Hidden and Fantastic
It is a pleasure to invite you to join us in exploring Literature of the Hidden and Fantastic. The conference is organized by The Honors International Studies Program at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and will take place on the UAFS campus in Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 23rd and 24th, 2016.
Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Michael Ward, Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis; co-editor of Heresies and How to Avoid Them and The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis.
Saturday Luncheon Speaker:
Described by TIME as the “Dean of Harry Potter Scholars,” John Granger has been writing and speaking about the artistry and meaning of Joanne Rowling’s Hogwarts Adventures since 2002.
The theme of Literature of the Hidden and Fantastic will be an exploration of all aspects of fantasy, magic realism, fairy tales and folk tales, and in particular, their more arcane or enigmatic qualities and/or structures.
Potential speakers are free to explore any aspect of fantasy, including, but by no means limited to, criticism on works by fantasy authors, interdisciplinary approaches to the genre, and scholarship on fantasy theory. Critical, philosophical, historical, philological, theological, or pedagogical approaches are welcome.
We encourage work from institutionally affiliated scholars, independent scholars, and graduate students.
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The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, August 5th 2016.
Please send an abstract (max. 350 words) detailing your proposal for a 20 minute paper, and a brief biographical note, to the following address: Susan.Buchanan@uafs.edu