"Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 - Submissions due by January 22, 2010
Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:
* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction
We encourage papers that explore the linguistic and cultural significations of the Fantastic that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Papers from all historical periods and genres are welcome!
Colloquium Agenda: Participants will be given the opportunity to give a 15-20 minute presentation of their papers followed by a short question and answer session. Following the presentations, participants and members of the community are invited to a lecture by this year's keynote speaker, Dr. John Martin, Louisiana Tech University. After the conference, students will have the opportunity to submit their final paper for publication in a volume of conference proceedings, which will be given to all presenters.
Paper Abstract Guidelines: Please submit your abstract of no more than 500 words by Friday, January 22, 2010. Include a cover sheet with your name, paper title, home address, email address, phone number, and whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.
Send submissions by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or send submissions by mail to:
California State University Northridge
English Department Office, Sierra Tower 7th Floor
Attn: Sigma Tau Delta
18111 Visionary Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8248