CFP: [General] Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic (10/31/08; ICFA, 3/18/09 â 3/22/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Lucas
contact email: 
barbedwriting@yahoo.com

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Barbara Lucas, Division Head
Community and Culture in the Fantastic Division
barbedwriting_at_yahoo.com

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.

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