The International Conferences on Fantastic Literature have been a forum for reflection on the fantastic as well as a meeting point for specialists. By means of this call for papers we invite you to our sixth conference. On this particular occasion we wish to focus on comparative issues concerning the fantastic and on the ways the fantastic relates to adjacent modalities. Papers on the following topics are encouraged:
Theorization on the fantastic: theories and reviews about the discourse of the fantastic.
Relationships of the fantastic with related or adjacent modalities (the merveilleux; the ghost-story; magical realism and lo real maravilloso; the detective novel; Science fiction; Fantasy; the Gothic novel, etc.).
Studies about the specific discourse of any of the related modalities.
Comparative issues within the fantastic: studies comparing Spanish texts with Spanish American ones or others from different languages, as well as others from different regions or époques. (Priority will be given to comparative studies between Hispanic and Nordic literatures, although the call is open for studies on literature in any language and in different regions.)
Periodizations of the fantastic literature and related modalities, either regarding specific countries or cultural regions, or periods defined by literary currents of each regional tradition (Baroque, Romanticism, Vanguards, etc.).
Analysis of specific authors and texts; thematic studies and studies of literary motifs.
Abstracts and papers
Abstracts of approximately 250 words including the title of the paper and name of the author must be submitted by e-mail to the organizing committee before January 30, 2007. Submissions might be written in Spanish, English or French. The organizing committee will send an acknowledgement of the receipt of the letter. Only the persons who have confirmed their attendance before March 25 will appear on the program.
The performance of the papers should not be longer than 20-minutes. The final text to be published should be sent before August 30, 2007 and should not exceed 20 pages of copy, including notes and bibliography. The paper should be sent by e-mail to the organizing committee. The notes and bibliography of the paper must be in accordance with the rules of The MLA Style Manual.
The inscription fee will be € 55 (euros) for participants from Europe, Canada and the United States, and € 35 for those from Latin America, Africa and Asia. The inscription is to be paid to the count of Göteborg University by means of a credit card and will be formalized only after the submission had been accepted and before the confirmation of attendance
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