CFP: [General] Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

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 29th Annual International Conference on
the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please

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 legend
How folklore, myth, and legend impact individual and group expressions of
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
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 October 31, 2007. 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,

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

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