The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0979  Monday, 8 April 2002

From:           Janet Brennan Croft <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 6 Apr 2002 15:10:55 -0500
Subject:        Mythopoeic Conference

PAPER CALL-- The 33rd Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon XXXIII)
    Theme: "A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare and Fantasy"
    Boulder, Colorado July 26-29, 2002


    Scholar Guest of Honor: Alexei Kondratiev

Alexei Kondratiev is a Celtic scholar and linguist as well as a
long-time member of the Mythopoeic Society.  Since 1984 he has taught
Irish at the Irish Arts Centre in New York as well as teaching courses
on Celtic mythology, early Celtic Christianity, the history of Celtic
traditional music and related topics.  He is the author of The Apple
Branch:  A Path to Celtic Ritual, and has contributed numerous articles
to a variety of publications including Mythlore, Mythprint, Keltoi,
CARN, People of the Earth and Keltria.

    Author Guest of Honor: Connie Willis

Connie Willis is a prolific science fiction writer, the winner of six
Nebulas, six Hugos, and numerous other awards; she is the first author
to win both the Nebula and Hugo in all four fiction categories. Ms.
Willis once said in an interview, "I think every writer creates a world
that exists only in the pages of his book . literary worlds are more
real . sort of hyper-real."

The Mythopoeic Society is an international literary and educational
organization devoted to the study, discussion, and enjoyment of the
works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams. It believes
the study of these writers can lead to a greater understanding and
appreciation of the literary, philosophical, and spiritual traditions
which underlie their works, and can also engender an interest in the
study of the genre of fantasy as a whole and the realm of myth and
legend from which such authors derive their inspiration. Find out more
about the Society and previous Mythcons at <http://www.mythsoc.org/.>

Papers dealing with the conference theme are encouraged, as are those on
the role of the Society in Mythopoeic scholarship. Papers focusing on
the work and interests of our Guests of Honor, the Inklings (especially
Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams), and other fantasy authors and themes are
also welcome.

We are interested in papers from a variety of perspectives and

    Some ideas to explore:

    *   Magic and fantasy in Shakespeare
    *   Shakespeare and Tolkien: comparisons and inspirations
    *   Shakespearean themes in fantasy and science fiction writing and
    *   Fantasy and the fantastic in drama

Individual papers should be suitable for oral presentation within a time
period of 20 to 45 minutes, leaving 10-15 minutes for questions. They
should conform to the MLA Style Manual. Papers chosen for presentation
at the conference will be considered for publication in Mythlore, the
refereed journal of the Mythopoeic Society. We are also interested in
paper sessions consisting of two to four related papers by different
authors, to be read and discussed in a 90 minute time period.

Abstracts of 200 words or less should be sent to the Papers Coordinator
at the following address (e-mail is acceptable) by April 30, 2002.
Please include your AV requests and the projected time needed for your

    Janet Brennan Croft
    Bizzell Library 106NW
    University of Oklahoma
    Norman OK 73019-6030
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone: 405-325-1918 * Fax: 405-325-7618

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