12 May 2014

Call for Papers: "Worlds Made of Heroes"

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings – more specifically, The Fellowship of the Ring – the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS), and the Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa (ILCML) have organised a Tolkien conference for November 6-7 of this year.

They are seeking papers, twenty minutes in length, which fit under the subject of "Worlds of Heroes". Suggested topics include:
  1. J. R. R. Tolkien’s works and their adaptations: intermedial dynamics
  2. Theorizing fantasy
  3. The hero’s role in fantasy and culture
  4. Travel literature and the construction of identity
  5. Ancient-classical origins of epic narratives
  6. The influence of epic fantasy on other genres
  7. Epic fantasy and mythology
  8. Epic fantasy and national identities
  9. Epic fantasy and social concerns
  10. Allegory vs reality: is this an issue or a false issue?
Interested parties should submit their proposals to tolkien@letras.up.pt by June 30. For more information on what is required, along with some other deadlines, please visit the Call for Papers link.

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