[UPDATE] Extended deadline [Feb 28] Supernatural Creatures: from Elf-Shot to Shrek

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lodz, Poland
contact email: 
lodz.fantastic.lit@gmail.com

The conference aims to bring together experts in folklore, medieval and early modern literature and culture as well as contemporary fantasy and science-fiction to explore the fascinating relationship between supernatural creatures and humankind.

We would like to invite contributions that address the nature and function of the beliefs of past eras, their postmodern transformations, and especially those which trace the (dis)continuities in the ways in which these creatures have been imagined and perceived over the ages. From medieval fairies through Tinker Bell to Orlando Bloom’s Legolas, from Fafnir to Glaurung or Smaug, the conference aims to investigate the nature of the undying fascination with the supernatural denizens of our (?) world.

More information is available at http://www.filolog.uni.lodz.pl/engdrama/fantastic/

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
medieval
popular_culture
religion
renaissance
romantic
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian