Sunday, September 9, 2012

2013 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

The 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (pdf)
Location: Florida, United States
Call for Papers Date: 2012-10-31
Date Submitted: 2012-08-31
Announcement ID: 196695

The 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (official site; pdf flier)
Fantastic Adaptations, Transformations, and Audiences

March 20-24, 2013
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel

ICFA 34 will explore the ubiquity of adaptation in all its Fantastic forms. Conference papers might consider specific adaptations, adaptation theory, translation, elision and interpolation, postmodern pastiche, transformation and metafictionality, plagiarism and homage, audience and adaptation, franchise fiction, or the recent resurgence of reboots, retcons, remakes, and reimaginings.

Guests of Honor: Neil Gaiman and Kij Johnson
Guest Scholar: Constance Penley

We welcome paper proposals on all aspects of the fantastic, and especially encourage papers on the work of our special guests and attending authors. Please see our website at for information about how to propose panel sessions or participate in creative programming at the conference.

Paper proposals must consist of a 500-word proposal accompanied by an appropriate bibliography, and a 300-word abstract. Please send them to the appropriate Division Head below. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2012. Participants will be notified by November 15, 2012, if they are accepted to the conference. Attendees may present only one paper at the conference and should not submit to multiple divisions. If you are uncertain as to which Division you should submit your proposal, please contact Sherryl Vint (


Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Art
Alaine Martaus

Fantasy Literature
Stefan Ekman

Film and Television
Kyle Bishop

Horror Literature
Rhonda Brock-Servais

International Fantastic
Rachel Haywood Ferreira

Science Fiction Literature
David M. Higgins

Visual and Performing Arts and Audiences
Isabella van Elferen

Isabella van Elferen
Utrecht University
Dept. Media and Culture Studies
Muntstraat 2A
3512 EV Utrecht
0031 30 253 6274
Visit the website at

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