Un call for papers (CFP) è un metodo usato in ambito accademico per la raccolta di articoli per un libro o una rivista o per le conferenze nei convegni. Il CFP di solito viene inviato dagli organizzatori o dai curatori e descrive in modo ampio il tema, l’occasione per la richiesta di intervento, le modalità di invio e i suoi limiti (durata calcolata in minuti per una conferenza o in battute o parole per gli scritti), le norme redazionali e la tipologia di abstract (sintesi) da inviare. Sempre più internet sta divenendo il modo più diffuso per i Call for papers.
Ecco, quindi, la notizia su due CFP in scadenza in questi mesi per gli studiosi di Tolkien e degli Inklings. Il primo è in occasione della 14 ° Conferenza annuale della C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society, che si terrà presso la Oral Roberts University di Tulsa, in Oklahoma (Usa) il 1 e 2 aprile 2011, con relatori principali Andrew Lazo e Kurt Bruner. La seconda è per la Mythcon 42, il più grande convegno statunitense, organizzato dalla Mythopoeic Society che si terrà a Albuquerque, in New Mexico, dal 15 al 18 Luglio 2011, con ospiti d’onore Michael Drout e Catherynne M. Valente (scrittrice).
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The Face of Myth in a World of Reason
Papers on the above theme related to the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and other Inklings, as well as George MacDonald and Dorothy Sayers are invited. However, papers on other subjects related to the above authors will also be accepted.
There will be a competition for the best undergraduate, graduate, and faculty/scholar paper given at this conference. The winners will be determined by a committee of three jurors from the Executive Board members of the C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society (CSLIS) and will receive monetary awards. To be eligible, the contestant must be a member of the CSLIS and present the paper at the conference. The awards will be presented during the evening banquet on April 1. If you would like your paper to be considered for the competition, please send the full paper by February 18, 2011.
If you do not want your paper considered for the competition but still want to present at the conference, you will need to submit a one-page abstract or a full paper by February 18, 2011. Papers should be 8–10 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font). They need to be original works and not read at previous conferences. Participants will be held to a twenty minute presentation limit. All participants must be members of the CSLIS in order to present at the conference. Participants can download a society membership form.
Send abstracts to: Dr. Mark R. Hall, Conference Director
Phone: 918-495-6111 – Fax: 918-495-6166
Mythopoeic Society Conference 42
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
July 15–18, 2011
Monsters, Marvels, and
Minstrels: The Rise of Modern Medievalism
The year 2011 marks the 75th anniversary of both C.S. Lewis’ publication of The Allegory of Love and J.R.R. Tolkien’s lecture “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics.” Spanning the early Anglo-Saxon/Scandinavian heroic legacies and late Continental French-inspired romance traditions, these authoritative works of scholarship dramatically changed academic discussion on their medieval subjects. In addition, their literary reinterpretations laid the groundwork for the modern medievalism that now informs so much modern fantasy literature, Inkling or otherwise. To commemorate these important anniversaries, Mythcon 42 will invite reflection on the impact of these critical works and how they offer new ways to view the fantastic in earlier texts as well as how they initiated many of the approaches modern fantasy applies to its reading of the medieval. While legacies inherited from Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Scandinavian, Biblical, and Classical cultures will be obvious subjects, papers and panels that explore mythological and fantastic works from other early traditions (such as Native American, Asian, and Middle-eastern) are also welcome, as are studies and discussions that focus on the work and interests of the Inklings (especially J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams), of our Guests of Honor, and of other fantasy authors and themes. Papers from a variety of critical perspectives and disciplines are welcome.
Guests of Honor: Michael D.C. Drout (Scholar), Catherynne M. Valente (Author)
Send abstracts to: Janet Brennan Croft, Paper Coordinator