CFP: [Collections] Scholarly Anthology: Fantasy and Native America

full name / name of organization: 
Amy.H.Sturgis_at_sas.upenn.edu,

Call for Papers:

Submissions are sought for a forthcoming multidisciplinary anthology of
critical essays on the subject of Fantasy and Native America to be
published by the Mythopoeic Press (http://www.mythsoc.org/press) in early
2009.

This volume is premised on the idea that there is a tremendous
opportunity for multidisciplinary dialogue and discovery regarding the
subject of Fantasy and Native America. The fantastic in Native American
literature, often identified as a subject for Native American studies and
classified as magical realism, may yield new insights when explored with
the tools used by scholars of the fantasy genre. The use of Native
American settings, characters, and mythology by non-Native fantasists may
also offer new information when considered from the perspective of Native
American studies. The goal of this volume is to transcend the narrow
boundaries of disciplines and categories in order to consider Native
American literature, and Native America in literature, within the global
context of fantasy.

Essays should relate to one of the following topics:

1. Works by Native American authors (for example: works by Leslie Marmon
Silko or Louise Erdrich) or traditional Native American mythology that
could be considered fantasy or that include elements of the fantasy
genre; or

2. Fantasy works by non-Native authors that incorporate either Native
American mythology or Native American people and settings (for example:
works by Charles de Lint or Orson Scott Card).

Abstracts of 300 words or less should be submitted, along with complete
contact information for and a biographical paragraph about the submitter,
by email to both editors by December 1, 2007.

If accepted, articles should be completed as Word documents with MLA
formatting. Submissions should be sent electronically to both editors by
July 1, 2008.

Editors:

David Oberhelman
Oklahoma State University
d.oberhelman_at_okstate.edu

Amy H. Sturgis
Belmont University
sturgisa_at_mail.belmont.edu

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