Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
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Fantasy and Native America - publication news

Before I head off to Montreal, I'd like to share the news of my next project. We're running with the theme from MythCon 37, and my guest of honor keynote address (on the intersection of Fantasy and Native America) from that event will be the introduction to this volume. I do hope some of you might be interested, or might know others who will be. I'd be grateful for your help in passing along the word. Thanks so much!

Call for Papers: Scholarly Anthology – Fantasy and Native America

Submissions are sought for a forthcoming multidisciplinary anthology of critical essays on the subject of Fantasy and Native America to be published by the Mythopoeic Press in early 2009.

This volume is premised on the idea that there is a tremendous opportunity for multidisciplinary dialogue and discovery regarding the subject of Fantasy and Native America. The fantastic in Native American literature, often identified as a subject for Native American studies and classified as magical realism, may yield new insights when explored with the tools used by scholars of the fantasy genre. The use of Native American settings, characters, and mythology by non-Native fantasists may also offer new information when considered from the perspective of Native American studies. The goal of this volume is to transcend the narrow boundaries of disciplines and categories in order to consider Native American literature, and Native America in literature, within the global context of fantasy.

Essays should relate to one of the following topics:

1. Works by Native American authors (for example: works by Leslie Marmon Silko or Louise Erdrich) or traditional Native American mythology that could be considered fantasy or that include elements of the fantasy genre; or

2. Fantasy works by non-Native authors that incorporate either Native American mythology or Native American people and settings (for example: works by Charles de Lint or Orson Scott Card).

Abstracts of 300 words or less should be submitted, along with complete contact information for and a biographical paragraph about the submitter, by email to both editors by December 1, 2007.

If accepted, articles should be completed as Word documents with MLA formatting. Submissions should be sent electronically to both editors by July 1, 2008.

Editors:

David Oberhelman
Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Oklahoma State University
d.oberhelman@okstate.edu

Amy H. Sturgis
Interdisciplinary Studies, Belmont University
sturgisa@mail.belmont.edu
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