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[UPDATE] Fairy Tale Economies
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
Fairy Tale Economies
An interdisciplinary, international conference
Mindful of our own global economies, this colloquium addresses economies in fantastic literature and culture. We shall identify economy both as a theme within literatures and as a way of thinking about the value of fantastic literature itself.
This conference is the fourth in a series of international colloquia focused on fairy tale studies and hosted by various institutions in the US and Canada. This year’s theme encompasses subjects as wide-ranging as literature, print culture and linguistic anthropology. Special interests for the conference include the cultural and material history of fairy tales, the adaptation of stories orally or for the stage, and folklore across cultures. We encourage submissions from fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts; and welcome inter- and cross-disciplinary studies.
This year at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, the conference is part of a semester-long “World of Words” hosted by USM’s College of Arts and Letters.
We encourage scholars to think creatively about this conference theme, and invite papers on topics including but not limited to:
Economy of fairy tales
Economy in fairy tales
Economy and fairy tales
Even more broadly, we invite proposals that investigate ideas of “value,” “worth,” “profit,” as well as “conservation,” “sustainability,” and “recycling” with reference to:
Proposals should outline topic, as well as theoretical and disciplinary framework. Please send proposals (300 word maximum), together with a brief biography that indicates academic affiliation and scholarly activity by June 30, 2009 to Dr. Molly Clark Hillard (firstname.lastname@example.org). (We also accept proposals from graduate students: please indicate status in your biography.)