Call for Papers: The 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

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ICFA 34 will explore the ubiquity of adaptation in all its Fantastic forms. In addition to essays examining our Guests’ work, 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. Panels might discuss the intersection of fantasy and adaptation, the question of fidelity, the relationship between adaptive creation and target audiences, the impact of fan fiction, the popular reception of adapted classics, the perils of translation, or the challenges of adaptation and multiple media. If everything must adapt or die, then join us in Orlando and put off death for another year.

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

Submission Guidelines

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

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 (sherryl.vint@gmail.com).

DIVISIONS

Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Art (CYA): Alaine Martaus <acmartaus@gmail.com>

Fantasy Literature (F): Stefan Ekman <stefan.ekman@englund.lu.se>

Film and Television (FTV): Kyle Bishop<BishopK@suu.edu>

Horror Literature (H): Rhonda Brock-Servais <brockservaisrl@longwood.edu>

International Fantastic (IF): Rachel Haywood Ferreira <rhaywoodferreira@gmail.com>

Science Fiction Literature (SF): David M. Higgins <dmhiggin@gmail.com>

Visual and Performing Arts and Audiences (VPAA): Isabella van Elferen <I.A.M.vanElferen@uu.nl>

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