Alternative Realities: Myths, Lies, Truths, and Half-Truths

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
contact email: 

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its sixth international conference, to be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The conference’s theme is “Alternative Realities: Myths, Lies, Truths, and Half-Truths.”

This conference is interdisciplinary, and welcomes all academic disciplines including the sciences, the humanities and the social sciences. It encourages presenters to explore how this theme is represented in their own discipline, or how their discipline is affected by it. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Fact and/or fiction; Real, surreal, unreal

Believable, unbelievable

Deception, deceit, manipulation, entertainment

Arts of illusion: film, theater, literature, virtual reality, extraterrestrial

Myths, placebos, fakes, hoaxes, decoys

Trust, mistrust, betrayal

Plagiarism, disguise, misrepresentation, persona, masquerade

Scientific myths, popular myths, beliefs

Search for truth, voyeurism, undercover operations, spying, lie detectors

Failure of ethics

Concept of truth in philosophy and science

Representations of alternative realities in literature, cinema, television and mass media   

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

The following submissions in MS Word are required: (a) Name; (b) Affiliation as you would like it to appear in the conference program; (c) Title of the proposal; (d) Body of the proposal/abstract, which should not exceed 300 words; (e) Brief bio (job title or status if any, publications, etc.); (f) Contact information: e-mail, work (or home) address and phone number.

Please send your proposaltoAbbes Maazaoui, at on or before December 1, 2017. All submissions are subject to double-blind review. Authors will be notified of the status of their proposals on an ongoing basis (2-3 weeks after submission).

A revised version of selected papers will be considered for publication in the sixth issue of the refereed Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726). For more information, see

Note: Lincoln University is a not-for-profit organization and cannot assist with conference travel and expenses.