CALL FOR PAPERS AND SECTIONS
THE SIXTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE FOR THE
IN THE ARTS
Guest of Honor:
MARCH 13-16, 1985
Sponsored by The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, Lamar University,
The National Academy for Science-Fiction and Fantasy Art, and the Beaumont Chamber of
PHILOSOPHY: The Sixth Annual International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts seeks to
recognize, emphasize, explore, and present the great tradition of the fantastic in all of the arts throughout the
world. Thus, it is open to sections in art, literature, philosophy, psychology, drama, television, cinema,
sociology, political science, etc. as well as interdisciplinary issues.
SECTIONS AND PAPERS: All sections and papers will be referred by the Division Heads (see below). Section
proposals should be submitted to the appropriate Division Head no later than December 15th, 1984. Sections
will be announced in and additional papers called for in the Association's newsletter, Thaumaturge, and in the
second call for papers. Potential section heads are encouraged to submit their proposals as early as possible so
they will receive the maximum publicity. Sections that have already been approved are listed below.
Individual, completed papers with 100-word abstracts should also be sent to the Division Head by December
1st, 1984. Section and paper guidelines are available from the Division Heads. Papers should be in English
(although other languages are accepted with approval from appropriate Division Head) and written to be
comprehensible to scholars in other disciplines. They should be timed for presentation in twenty minutes (about
ten, double-spaced, typed pages).
All Conference participants are expected to be members of The International Association for the Fantastic
in the Arts ($12 per year, payable to IAFA. c/o Donald Palumbo, Treasurer, Language & Humanities, Lorain
County Community College, Elyria, OH 44035).
APPROVED SECTIONS (to date)
VISUAL & NON-VERBAL MEDIA (Division Head: Nancy-Lou Patterson):
tfRock Video as a Fantasy Medium," Francine Koslow, Art History, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath St., Chesnut
Hill, MA 02167.'
"Visual and Literary Images of Fantasy in Dante," Alicia Faxon, Art History, Simmons College, 300 The
Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.
"Hair as an Object of Fantasy in Art and Literature," Liana Cheney, Art Dept., University of Lowell, Lowell,
"Figure and Text: Visionary Images in the Pictorial Arts with Particular Reference to the Written Word," Amy
Golahny, Art Dept., Chatham College, Woodland Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
NON-ENGLISH FANTASTIC LITERATURE (Division Head: Timothy F. Sellner)
"Animal Symbolism in World Culture, with Special Emphasis on the Ancient Orient and the Far East," Bruce
Ross, 35 Hooker Street, Rochester, NY 14621.
"Space, Number, Geometry, and the Fantastic," Grant Crichfield, Dept. of Romance Languages, University of
Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405.
"The Fantastic as Political and/or Social Commentary," Virginia Harger-Grinling, Dept. of French and Spanish,
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X9 Canada.
FANTASY LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND THEORY (Division Head: Raymond H. Thompson)
"The Achievement of Andre Norton," Susan M. Shwartz, 1 Station Square, #306, Forest Hills, NY 11375.
"Women and the Fantastic," Clara Juncker, Dept. of English, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70115.
"The Tarot in Fantastic Literature," Jacqueline Lichtenberg, 8 Fox Lane, Spring Valley, NY 10977.
"The Fantastic in Museum Exhibits and Programs," Maizie Cummings, Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Av.,
Miami, FL 33129.
SOCIAL & INTELLECTUAL APPROACHES (Division Head: WiUiam Schuyler)
"Myth and the Fantastic," Peter Malekin, English, University of Durham, Elvet Riverside I, Durham City DH1
"The Fantastic & the Question of Reality," Peter Malekin (address above).
"The Botanical Fantastic," Joan Digby, C. W. Post Center, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY 11548.
"Paradox in Fantastic Literature," Gordon E. Slethaug, Dept. of English, University of Waterloo, Waterloo,
Ontario N2L 3G1.
"The Role of the Hero/Anti-Hero in the Fantastic," Gordon E. Slethaug (as above).
ENGLISH-LANGUAGE FANTASTIC LITERATURE (Division Head: Carl B. Yoke)
"The Use of the Fantastic in American Poetry: Walt Whitman to Gary Snyder," Vernon Hyles, English, Univ. of
Southwestern Louisiana, P. O. Drawer 44691, Lafayette, LA 70504.
"The Fantastic in English-Language Poetry: Except American and With Stress on Canadian," Patrick D.
Murphy, English, University of California ~ Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
"Fantasy in the Writings of William Conrad," Lee Nichols, English, Broward Community College, Miami, FL
"Gothic Supernatural Old & New: Supernatural Horror Fiction from the 18th Century to the Present," Robert F.
Geary, English, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.
"Mark Twain: Science Fiction & Fantasy," Henry J. Lindborg, English, Marian College of Fond du Lac, 45 S.
National Av., Fond du Lac, WI 54935.
"Lewis Carroll: The Stylistic and Thematic Elements of Fantasy in His Works," Bruce Ross, 35 Hooker St.,
Rochester, NY 14621.
"The Fantastic in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe," Richard Kopley, 131 1/2 E. DuBois Av., DuBois, PA 15801.
"The Fantastic in the Fiction of John Fowles," WiUiam A. Senior, Broward Community CoUege -- Central
Campus, 3501 Southwest Davie Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314.
CINEMA AND TELEVISION (Division Head: Catherine L. McClenahan)
"Fantasy & the Media: TV, Movies, and Video Games," C. W. Sullivan, American Studies, East Carolina
University, Greenville, NC 27834.
"Star Trek: Modern Myth," Jean Lorrah, English, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071.
SCIENCE-FICTION LITERATURE & HISTORY (Division Head: Marshall B. Tymn)
SECTIONS SOUGHT &. ENCOURAGED