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CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/18/05; 2/16/06-2/18/06)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:34pm
Marny Parkin

Call for Papers

Life, the Universe, and Everything XXIV: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith
Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held February 16–18,
2006, on the Provo campus of Brigham Young University.

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas:
    • Literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature
(medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, etc.)
    • Science and technology (especially new or unusual)
    • Analysis of sf&f relating to poetry and/or theatre
    • Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f
    • Serious analysis of sf&f in cinema, television, radio and other

CFP: Witchcraft and Paganism in Contemporary Media (10/31/05; 5/18/06-5/21/06)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:34pm

Call for Papers

Charming and Crafty: Witchcraft and Paganism in Contemporary Media
May 18-21, 2006
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Mitchell, Chair, Folklore and Mythology, Harvard

This conference aims to examine representations of Wtchcraft and Paganism in
film, television and other media (1900--present day), and explore a variety of
topics in an interdisciplinary format. Proposals for panels are welcome;
sessions will generally comprise three speakers for twenty minutes each. Suggested
topics include but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Neurology and Literature at the Fin de Siecle (8/9/05; collection)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:34pm
Anne Stiles

Update: Neurology and Literature at the Fin de Siècle (8/9/05; collection)

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 9 August, 2005.

Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays on intersections
between British,European, and North American literature and neurology
between 1870 and 1920. We are willing to consider essays on literature
examined in its scientific context, as well as essays performing literary
analyses of scientific texts. Submissions by emergent as well as established
scholars are welcome. A series editor at one of Britain's leading academic
presses has shown strong preliminary interest in the project.

CFP: Twentieth Century Short Story (8/10/05; collection)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:34pm
Andrew Maunder

Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story & Short Fiction

Contributors are sought for the above book which aims to analyse the genre
in an accessible and student-friendly manner. In particular, contributors
are needed who are able to write on literature post-1930 to the present
day. Essay topics include:

Author biographies and bibliographies
Analyses of short stories and novellas
Literary themes and terms

Contributors will be asked to write short essays (500-1000 words) to be
submitted by 10 August 2005.

Suitably qualified graduate students are welcome.