Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area 2018
Abstr. due: 01.06.2018
Dates: 19.10.18 — 20.10.18
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Worcester State University
Formed in 2008, the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area will hold its eleventh-anniversary and farewell sessions in 2018, and we seek proposals from scholars of all levels for papers and/or panels that explore any aspect of the intermedia traditions of the fantastic (including, but not limited to, elements of fairy tale, fantasy, gothic, horror, legend, mythology, and science fiction) and how creative artists have altered our preconceptions of these subtraditions by producing innovative works in diverse countries, media, and time periods and for audiences at all levels.
Given the proximity of the conference to Halloween, we are always interested in proposals related to monsters and the monstrous.
This year, we are also looking for papers related to the fantastic in children’s culture, especially the works of the Walt Disney Company.
Furthermore, in celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 2018, we are organizing a special session devoted to “Frankenstein 1818 to 2018: 200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters.” Details can at our outreach site Frankenstein and the Fantastic at https://FrankensteinandtheFantastic.blog....