CFP: Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic (11/30/06; ICFA, 3/14/07-3/17/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Lucas
contact email: 

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on
Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic for the 28th
Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 28 is on gender and sexuality in the
fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are
encouraged, proposals on any topics are welcome. The
conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
from March 14 - 17, 2007 at the Wyndham Fort
Lauderdale Airport Hotel. For more information and
updates about the conference, please visit

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
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.

Barbara Lucas, Division Head
Community and Culture in the Fantastic Division
31225 Bainbridge Road, Suite M
Solon, OH 44139

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2006.
However, proposals will be reviewed and accepted as
they are received.

You can review all conference information at the IAFA
website: Bookmark the site to keep
checking back for updates. For information and
updates specific to the Community and Culture
Division, visit

Please feel free to forward this call to other
listservs and individuals who might be interested.

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