Friday, March 10, 2017

The Call for Papers for Mythcon 48 is now available to download from the main page of the website. Please share widely! Text also below:

The Mythopoeic Society is launching into a series of 50th anniversaries—of the founding of the Society in 2017, of the conception and launch of our scholarly journal Mythlore in 2018, and of our first society conference in 2019. For the fiftieth anniversary of our Society, we would like to see papers and panels relating to gold, and to celebrate the work of our Guests of Honor, to the gold that can be found through library and archival research. As always, papers on any topic relating to J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic fantasy in general, not just our theme, are welcome as well.

Greed for gold: Tolkien's dwarves and gold lust, economic systems in fantasy and fantasy gaming
Gold as a color: color symbolism in fantasy and heraldry
Gold as an element, and other fantastic elements and materials like mithril, octarine, meteorite metal, unobtanium, or the list of semi-precious gems in Tolkien's “Errantry”
The Golden Age—in fantasy and myth, of fantasy as a genre

Primary and secondary materials about the Inklings and other fantasy authors in the archives at Marquette University, the Wade Center, Oxford University, and other locations
Fan material and society archives
Materials in collections at the University of Illinois, especially the Center for Children’s Books
Archives, libraries, writing, and research IN fantasy

July 28-31, 2017, in Champaign, Illinois

 William Fliss, Archivist at the Marquette University Special Collections and Archives
 Laura Schmidt, Archivist at the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College

Send abstracts of 200-500 words to:
Janet Brennan Croft,
By April 30, 2017
See for details on our student paper award!

Janet Brennan Croft
Head of Access and Delivery Services
Rutgers University Libraries
Alexander Library 109
169 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Editor of Mythlore, A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

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