Call For Papers — Please Post
THE OtH INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE ON THE
IN THE ARTS
March 18-22, 1987
Hobby Hilton Hotel
...Seeking papers and section proposals concerning the
fantastic in English and American literature, other
national literatures, drama, art, cinema, music, and a
wide range of interdisciplinary topics, including philosophy, sociology, political science, the sciences,
psychology and religion.
Send inquiries concerning papers, panels and section proposals to the most appropriate Division Head,
accepted after October 30.
No papers will be
THE FANTASTIC IN BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH
LITERATURES. C. W. Sullivan, III. English Department,
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834. (The fantastic in the works of mainstream or fantasy genre writers of the
THE FANTASTIC IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Richard
Kopley, English Department, Pennsylvania State University,
DuBois, PA 15801. (The fantastic in the works of mainstream
or fantasy genre American authors.)
TOff FANTASTIC IN NATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURES. Allienne R. Becker, Lock Haven University of
Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA 17745. (The fantastic in
national literatures in other than English language, to include
SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE, THEORY, AND HISTORY. Thomas P. Dunn, Miami University—Hamilton, 1601
Peck Boulevard, Hamilton, OH 45011. (Science Fiction
across the whole range of world literatures.)
INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO THE FANTASTIC.
Joel Feimer, English, Humanities <5c Journalism, Mercy College,
555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. (Scientific, social,
cultural, and other aspects of the fantastic in literature,
excluding fine arts and cinema.)
FILM AND TELEVISION. Leonard Heldreth, English Department, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI 49855.
(Science fiction and fantasy in film and television, including
TOE FINE ARTS. Amy Golahny, Art History Department,
Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA 17701. (The fantastic in
art, architecture, theatre, music and dance.)
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. Virginia Randolph, Payson Library, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 90265. (The broad
range of science fiction and fantasy in children's literature.)
All papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the annual conference proceedings volume, a critically acclaimed hardbound collection published each year by Greenwood Press.
No conference participant may read more than one paper. In addition, a participant may serve either as a section chairperson
or as a panelist or respondent. To be listed in the program, all participants who are not yet members must join the
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts by November 1, 1986, and all participants must preregister for the
conference by March 1, 1987. For association membership and/or conference registration forms, write to Donald Palumbo, IAFA
Treasurer, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH 44035. Address all other inquiries to Marshall Tymn, IAFA President,
721 Cornell, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
About the Conference:
Now in its eighth year, the International Conference on the Fantastic
in the Arts has blossomed into one of
the world's largest and most energetic
interdisciplinary gatherings. Its annual
meetings are the focal point for the
dissemination of scholarship in fantasy,
science fiction, horror, and occult literatures among a wide range of specialized and traditional disciplines. Drawing together scholars, teachers, artists,
authors and other interested parties
from the United States and many other
countries, the conference is an exciting
and vital forum for the exchange of
ideas on the great tradition of the fantastic in the arts throughout the world.
Conference highlights for 1987 include a
poolside reception, keynote address and
luncheon, film program, special art presentations, the guest scholar's address,
readings by prominent authors, a book
exhibit, live entertainment each evening,
and presentation of the William Crawford
Award and IAFA's Distinguished Schol
arship Award at the annual banquet.
Conference preregistration is $40 for
IAFA members ($50 for non-members,
$70 at the door). Activities begin on
Wednesday evening, March 18, and continue through Sunday morning, March 22.
About the Association:
The conference is generated and
sponsored by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, and
is co-sponsored by the National Museum
for Science Fiction and Fantasy in
Houston. The Association also plans to
publish JFA: The Journal for the
Fantastic in the Arts. Member's benefits currently include 12 monthly issues
of Fantasy Review, the annual Membership Directory, a $10 discount on conference pre-registration, and substantial
discounts on scholarly works from a wide
range of publishers. Individual memberships are $25; joint memberships (two
members in one household) are $40. The
association encourages graduate students
to attend, and supports their participa
tion through an annual grant.
The 1987 conference will take
place at the Hobby Airport Hilton Hotel
in Houston, Texas. Rates for conference
attendees are $60 for a single room, $75
for a double. Phone (713) 645-3000.
Those attending should fly into
Houston's Hobby Airport (not Houston
International), which is a few minutes
via complimentary van service from the
Please keep the following deadlines
for conference participants in mind:
October 30 -- receipt of all
papers by Division Heads.
November 1 — IAFA dues to
Donald Palumbo, Treasurer.
March 1 — Conference pre-registration fee to Donald Palumbo.
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