Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018

Country: USA

City: Pittsburgh

Abstr. due: 30.09.2017

Dates: 12.04.18 — 15.04.18

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: lauere@sunysuffolk.edu

Organizers: NeMLA


Portal Fantasies offer a unique way to comment on the current political situation, in their capacity as invented worlds with a permeable link to our own. The portal can act as a funhouse mirror, reflecting our own world back to us in grotesque and illuminating ways, or it can offer stark contrasts to our own world which often take the form of escapist, superior alternatives. This session, a direct thematic response to the NeMLA 2018 conference theme of "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds," invites papers that explore how authors have used the portal fantasy to comment on the politics of our world in various ways. Examinations of portal fantasies in novels, graphic works and on screens are all welcome.

Conference Web-Site: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2017/06/05/portal-fantasy-at-nemla-2018