Too bad not everyone's spring break is the week of the conference:
CfP: International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts 38, “Fantastic Epics”
http://www.fantastic-arts.org/2016/cfp-international-conference-for-the-fantastic-in-the-arts-38-fantastic-epics/CfP: International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts 38, “Fantastic Epics”
Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner).
The hero(ine)’s tale is as old as storytelling itself. We trace our way from Gilgamesh to current practitioners of the art through routes that lead to – and beyond – other kingdoms, including those of Malazan and the cities of Gujaareh, Sky, and Shadow. Papers may tread the paths of Thomas the Unbeliever, Bren Cameron, Sundiata Keita, and Boudica, or follow a dark road through Gondor, Camelot, or any valley of shadow. We can find the Epic in the hall of Heorot and in the rooms of Schaherazade. Examinations of modern epics might include the American west, the Marvel Universe, or the world of Miyazaki. A journey, a quest, an awakening – all these and more are part of Fantastic Epics.
We also welcome proposals for individual papers and for academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any media.
The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2016. We encourage work from institutionally affiliated scholars, independent scholars, international scholars who work in languages other than English, and graduate students.
For more information on the IAFA and its conference, the ICFA, or to download a PDF version of this CfP, see http://www.fantastic-arts.org/. To submit a proposal, go to http://www.fantastic-arts.org/icfa-submissions/.
The submission portal opens on September 1st and closes on October 31st.
To contact the Division Heads for help with submissions, go to http://www.fantastic-arts.org/annual-conference/division-heads.