CFP: The Fantastic in Popular Culture and Visual Arts (11/30/05; ICFA, 3/15/06-3/19/06)

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Christine Mains
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The Fantastic in Popular Culture and the Visual Arts
Drawn by the Fantastic
27th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
March 15-19, 2006
Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel
Dania, Florida

Guest of Honor: Charles Vess
Guest Scholar: M. Thomas Inge
Special Guest Writer: Kathleen Ann Goonan

Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2005

The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, held each
March in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a gathering of scholars, editors,
writers, artists, and poets interested in discussion of fantasy, science
fiction, and horror in literature, film and television, and other forms
of popular culture. The conference is sponsored by the International
Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, an academic association with
members from many different countries, with areas of interest divided into
seven divisions, including a Division for the Fantastic in Popular
Culture and the Visual Arts.

The focus of ICFA-27 is on the fantastic in media other than the written
word or film, including comics and graphic novels, web design and photo
manipulation, cover art and illustration, picture books and pulps, film
posters and CD covers, trading cards and tarot cards, cityscapes and
landscapes, maps and tattoos and costuming, not to mention the stuff you
hang on walls.

Proposals are being solicited for the PCVA Division.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Panels or Paper Sessions on any of the following texts or authors/artists:

The Dark Knight Returns
The Dark Knight Strikes Back
Arkham Asylum
Swamp Thing
Kingdom Come
Superman: Red Sun
Its a Bird...
The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Fortress of Solitude
Love and Rockets
American Splendour
Strangers in Paradise
Heavy Metal
Any and all Underground Comics
Any and all superheroes/heroines
Traditional comics
Charles Vess
Dave McKean
Art Spiegelman
Will Eisner
Berni Wrightson
Wendi Pini
Trina Robbins
Stan Lee
Neil Gaiman
Grant Morrison
Jami Delano
Frank Miller
Alan Moore
Diane DiMassa
Mary Fleener
Roberta Gregory
Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko
John Buscema
John Byrne
George Perez
Bob Kane
Seigel & Schuster

Panels or Paper Sessions on any of the following films:

The Hulk
Sin City
The Matrix
Batman Returns
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Crow
 From Hell
The Secret Lives of Altar Boys
American Splendor
Ghost World
Ghost Dog
X-Men II
Superman II
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Blade II
Free Enterprise
Josie and the Pussycats
Heavy Metal
Men In Black
Barb Wire
The Shadow
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Rocketeer
Tank Girl
The Mask
Flash Gordon
Flesh Gordon
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Mystery Men
Men in Black
Fritz the Cat
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV)
Xena (TV)
The Hulk (TV)
Wonder Woman (TV)
Batman, Superman, JLA, Teen Titans (TV)
Electra Woman & Dyna Girl (TV)
Any and all Anime
The films of Miyuzaki
The films of Bakshi

Panels or Paper Sessions on any of the following topics/artists:

Frank Frazetta
Boris Vallejo
Julie Bell
Darrel K. Sweet
Brian Froud
Charles Vess
Heavy Metal artists
SF book cover art
Any decade of SF art
The Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Platinum (Bronze) Age in comics
Space art
Space toys
Action figures
Trading cards (i.e. Mars Attacks, Planet of the Apes, Vampirella)
Anime TV
 From comic to Film
 From comic to TV
 From comic to Novel
Graphic novels as a genre
Pedagogy and the comics
Newspaper comics
The history of comics
Album art
Funnies vs. comics
The rise of the high mimetic in graphic novels
Tarot art
The surreal
Classics Illustrated
Sequential art and storytelling
Comic book/store censorship
Tattoo art
Modern Primitives
Cover and interior art from Weird Tales, Astounding, etc.
The evolution of graphic SF representation
Special effects in SF and Horror and Fantasy
Stop motion vs. CGI

Contact: To submit a paper or panel proposal in the area of the
fantastic in popular culture and visual arts:

Division Head: Bryan Dietrich, Newman University, 3100 McCormick Avenue,
Wichita, KS 67213-2097


In addition, we look forward to papers on the work of Guest of Honor
Charles Vess, Guest Scholar M. Thomas Inge, and Special Guest Writer
Kathleen Ann Goonan.

As always, we also welcome proposals for individual papers and for
academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any media.

The deadline for submission of proposals is November 30, 2005.

Keep checking for updated information on the association,
conference guests, registration, and submission information, as well as
further details on suggested topics for academic papers and panels.

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