Thank you very much to all those who have already submitted abstracts in response to our call for papers. We’ve really enjoyed reading your fascinating abstracts, and we’ve been excited to hear about your work.
More generally: the deadline to submit abstracts for 20 minute panel papers is next Saturday, 31st January 2015.
We welcome proposals from postgraduate students, established scholars, independent researchers, writers, and artists from any background. Papers can be on any subject or discipline in relation to fairy tales, folk tales, and fantasy literature but we encourage these topics to question or address ideas and crossings of boundaries between/within conceptions of the fantastic and the speculative. Proposal abstracts must be between 200-300 words; please send abstracts, along with a biography (100 words maximum) of the prospective speaker(s), to firstname.lastname@example.org (using the phrase ‘TBB conference abstract’ in the subject heading).
The full Call for Papers can be found here: https://readingthefantastic.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/
Information about our keynote speakers can be found here: https://readingthefantastic.wordpress.com/speakers/
You may find it helpful to look at our tumblr site (www.reading-the-fantastic.tumblr.com) to gain a sense of our ongoing research activities around fantasy, folktale, fairy tale and speculative fiction studies. We’ve put together some resources here as a small pointer to background research in these areas: https://readingthefantastic.wordpress.com/resources/
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments; we’re also very grateful to those who have reached out to us with details of their own collaborative projects.
With best wishes,
The Tales Beyond Borders Team