Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

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Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

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Date limite : 15 juin 2013

 

The genre of modern fantasy represents a rich and undexplored area in modern receptions of Greco-Roman classical traditions. Although medievalism has dominated much of what may be identified as ‘fantasy' or 'the fantastic', at least in the English-speaking world, Greco-Roman classical traditions have always played, and continue to play, an important role in the genre. This is perhaps most obvious in, e.g., the Greek mythology found in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series or in the appearance of Aeschylean narrative structures and themes in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, but classical traditions may also be detected in such diverse representatives of 'the fantastic' as Tolkien's Lord of the Rings novels, Neil Gaiman's comic-book series Sandman, Jo Graham's Black Ships, and the oeuvres of Anne Carson and Louise Glück.
Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy will be the first volume of essays dedicated to this fascinating area. Via the lens of modern fantasy, the volume will develop a particular focus on the status of the classical tradition - in historical fact and in fictive imaginations - as somehow both not completely 'real' and yet also not straightforwardly 'fantastic'. Since these topics are of interest to all who experience the genre of modern fantasy, Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is intended to present a diverse collection of essays whose high scholarly standard is complemented by their accessibility to a wide array of audiences.

 


Proposals are invited for chapters of c. 6,000 words on any topic situated at an intersection of Greco-Roman history, literature, or myth and the genre of modern fantasy in any medium, including literature, drama, film, television, music, and comics. Proposals should include title, a brief abstract (c. 50-100 words), and a fuller description including most crucial bibliography (c. 300-500 words). The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 June 2013. The editors will make their decisions by 29 June 2013. The deadline for submission of accepted chapters will be 1 December 2013.

Questions may be addressed to the editors:
Dr. Brett M. Rogers ( Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. )
and
Dr. Benjamin Stevens ( Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. ).

 

 

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