[UPDATE] "Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 -Submissions due by February 26

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Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

We encourage papers that explore the linguistic and cultural significations of the Fantastic that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Papers from all historical periods and genres are welcome!
Colloquium Agenda: Participants will be given the opportunity to give a 15-20 minute presentation of their papers followed by a short question and answer session. Following the presentations, participants and members of the community are invited to a lecture by this year's keynote speaker, Dr. John Martin, Louisiana Tech University. After the conference, students will have the opportunity to submit their final paper for publication in a volume of conference proceedings, which will be given to all presenters.
Paper Abstract Guidelines: Please submit your abstract of no more than 500 words by Friday, February 26, 2010. Include a cover sheet with your name, paper title, home address, email address, phone number, and whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.

Send submissions by email to: ewarren@csun.edu

Or send submissions my mail to:

California State University Northridge
English Department Office, Sierra Tower 7th Floor
Attn: Sigma Tau Delta
18111 Visionary Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8248