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for Paper Calls & Cons & other Special Announcements

 


3/23/99

From: Staci Dumoski unicorn@nocturne.org

The spring issue of Phantastes, The Online Journal of Fantasy Literature,

"The Language of Fantasy" is now online at

http://www.phantastes.com

This issue features an interview with Stephen R. Donaldson, author of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and the Gap Into Conflict series. Moira Allen talks with authors Rosemary Edgehill, Kate Elliott, Deborah Christian, Kim Headlee, Katherine Kerr, and Victoria Strauss about the naming of characters.

Please note: we've changed our URL so be sure to update any bookmarks or links you may have made! Our archive structure has changed as well, so if you've linked to a specific article from a past issue, be sure get the new and complete path. I'll be happy to help with any problems.

As always, Phantastes is accepting submissions for future issues. Upcoming themes include "Heroes and Heroines" and "Making Magic". Visit the site for submission guidelines, and be sure to read this issue's editorial, which addresses our needs (and your wants).


The PBSC Toronto Branch presents a special event:

C.S. LEWIS: AN ANGLICAN FOR OUR TIME

Saturday, November 26 at 1:30 PM at St. John's Church, York Mills (Toronto)

1998 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of C.S. Lewis, author and professor of English literature at Oxford and Cambridge, England. Best known for his well-loved children's books, "The Chronicles of Narnia", Lewis was also one of the foremost teachers and defenders of the Christian faith in this century and wrote several books and numerous essays and letters, which are attracting an ever-increasing readership.

In commemoration of the life of C.S. Lewis and in thanksgiving for his work, the PBSC Toronto Branch is hosting an afternoon event consisting of three lectures. Each lecture will last for 30 minutes, and will be followed by 15 minutes of questions. Refreshments will be available between the presentations.

1:30 PM: The Life of C.S. Lewis, by Dr. Ian Storey

Dr. Ian Storey is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ancient History and Classics at Trent University, Peterborough, where he has been employed since 1974. He has written various articles on Greek drama and church history, as well as on C.S. Lewis (about whom he gave a series of talks at St. James's Cathedral last year). Dr. Storey will provide background information on Lewis's life, illustrated with material that he collected while in England this past summer.

2:30 PM: The Spirituality of C.S. Lewis, by Dr. Nancy-Lou Patterson

Nancy-Lou Patterson is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, and is an active liturgical artist. She has published books and articles on Mennonite folk art and Canadian native art, and has written a large number of essays over the years on C.S. Lewis. She will speak on the practical ways in which Lewis's faith as a practising Anglican was worked out in his life, and on how this spirituality was reflected in his writings.

3:30 PM: C.S. Lewis the Prophet, by Michael Coren

Michael Coren is a syndicated newspaper columnist, and hosts his own evening talk show on CFRB Radio. He has also been a weekly columnist for the "Globe and Mail", and a broadcaster for TVOntario. Starting this fall, he will host a call-in show on the new "Crossroads" Christian television channel. A contributing editor to "Saturday Night" and a regular television broadcaster, he is the author of eight books including a biography of C.S. Lewis. His talk will focus on the stresses that Lewis foresaw as facing the mainline Christian denominations in this century.

St. John's Church, York Mills, is located at 19 Don Ridge Drive. There is ample parking in the church lot. If coming by car, proceed east along York Mills Road from Yonge Street, and then turn left on Old Yonge Street (top of the hill) and left again on Donridge Drive. The church is at the end of the road. If coming by public transit, take the subway to the York Mills station and walk north on Yonge St. for about 100 yards. You will come to a lych-gate on your right, and a footpath which leads to the church grounds.


From: "Laurie Zamprelli" <laurie@ny.biomednet.com>

Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 15:38:12 -0400

Subject: A call for SF writers!!!

 

Greetings!

I am the editor of HMS Beagle, an online webzine for the biological research community (http://hmsbeagle.com). Beagle is an innovative and unique site, with over 250,000 members, growing daily. Most of our members are biologists who work in laboratories. Our parent site is BioMedNet (http://biomednet.com). Membership to the previously mentioned sites are free of charge. I encourage you to visit them to learn more about us.

As you will see, HMS Beagle is very rich. It includes art, cartoons, games, and book reviews as well as nonfiction articles about biology, but as yet no fiction. We are currently planning to add a new Science Fiction section, which will feature one new fiction story each month relating to biology or medicine. The stories need not be set in the distant future or in imaginary locations, if the author wishes to write about current topics. Many current biological topics, such as new discoveries in the field of genetics, computers and biology, or earth science and evolution, are most certainly acceptable. We only ask that submissions be no longer than 1,500 words. We will pay $350 for stories that include links to relevant websites, or $300 for those without endlinks.

We were hoping that you would like to submit pieces of fiction for possible publication on our site.

Please let me know. Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Lois Wingerson, Editor-in-Chief HMS Beagle laurie@hmsbeagle.com


1999 Science Fiction Research Association Conference Announcement

from Michael Levy at UW-Stout <LEVYM@UWSTOUT.EDU>

Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 14:39:41 -0500 (CDT)

From: "Thomas A. Brennan" <tbrennan@jaguar1.usouthal.edu>

 

I received a number of inquiries about the date of the 1999 SFRA Conference. The conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Mobile from Tues.,June 2 to Sun.,June 6. The theme of the conference is: "Southern Accents in Science Fiction." Andy Duncan, the Program Dir. wrote the following:

Many science fiction writers live in the South, are native to the South, or have spent many formative or productive years in the South. Their fiction uses Southern settings, Southern characters, Southern themes. Yet one looks in vain through _The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture_ for the term "science fiction," one looks in vain through _The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction_ for the entry on "Southern sf." Why should this be?

Please send your paper proposals, panel proposals, and proposals to read to aduncan@english.as.ua.edu.

I will soon send out a flyer to the membership with more details. Thus far I can tell you that Michael Bishop has agreed to be our Guest of Honor.


 

Yours, Tom Brennan
SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

1999 PCA/ACA Conference

Call for Papers for the 1999 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

March 31-April 3, 1999

San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Hotel

 

The Science Fiction/Fantasy Area of the Popular Culture Association solicits papers, paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any aspect of science fiction and fantasy. Any disciplinary method or approach is welcome! Proposals on film, television, and written works are solicited. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

 

Any Author Earth: Final Conflict Propaganda in SF/F

Any SF/F Film Ethnicity Psychoanalysis and SF/F

Any SF/F TV Show Feminism Roddenberry's Legacy

Aesthetics Heinlein SF and Genre Questions

Aliens Humor Spielberg's Influence

Alternate Histories Invented Religions Star Gate: SG1S

Angels in Modern Myth Lewis, C. S. Star Trek (TOS, TNG,

DS9, and Television Marxism in SF/F

VOY)

Apocalyptic Concerns Medievalism and SF/F Urban Fantasy

Architecture Millenium Syndication vs.

Network SF/F

Arthurian Legend Multiculturalism Teaching SF/F

Babylon 5 New Heroes & Heroines in SF/F Utopias/Dystopias

Cable TV and SF/F Old Masters/New Writers of SF/F Xena:WP and

Hercules:TLJ

Chaos Theory in SF/F Philosophy and SF/F

Children's Fantasy Postcolonial SF/F

Class and Social Constructs

Comic Books/Art in SF/F

Computer Games & Role Playing

PAPER PROPOSAL: For a paper proposal, send a 250-word abstract OR a finished paper (MAXIMUM 20 minutes reading time) with a 50-word abstract. Please include a separate cover sheet with your name, mailing address, phone number, and the presentation title.

PANEL PROPOSAL: For a panel proposal, send four 250-word abstracts OR finished papers with 50-word abstracts and a panel name. Please include a separate cover sheet with the name, mailing address, and phone number of each panel member, the panel title, and an indication of the panel chair who may be one of the presenters).

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in one Area of the Popular Culture or American Culture associations precludes participation in any of the other areas at the same conference.

 

MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Barbara Silliman

P. O. Box 19722

Johnston, RI 02919-0722

E-mail: <BSill8360@aol.com>

PLEASE FOLLOW UP E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WITH HARD COPY A.S.A.P.

 

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 10, 1998

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: This is a call for papers on _Star Trek: Deep Space Nine_ONLY.

I am interested in assembling panel proposals on the series for the 1999 national Popular Culture Association conference in San Diego, California.

Proposals for presentations on _any_ aspect of _ST:DS9_, from any discipline, are welcome. There is no outside limit on the number of panel proposals I can submit.

Deadline for submitting proposals: September 1, 1998.

Please send either a 300 word abstract or a 10-12 page draft of your presentation, along with your name, mailing address, telephone number, and (optional) email address to:

Robin Anne Reid Department of Literature and Languages Texas A&M University-Commerce Commerce TX 75429 WORK: 903-886-5268 FAX: 903-886-5980 EMAIL: Robin_Reid@tamu-commerce.edu

 

 

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From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List

CFP@english.upenn.edu

Full Information at

http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/

or write Jack Lynch: jlynch@english.upenn.edu

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MYTHCON XXX [1999] combined with Bree Moot 4

Bree & Beyond: Exploring the Fantasy Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien and His Fellow Travellers

July 30-August 2 Archbiship Cousins Center, Milwaukee, WI

Guests of honor will be Sylvia and Gary Hunnewell and Douglas Anderson

 

Chairperson: Richard West

a small, reader-oriented conference devoted to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and the other Inklings, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and other writers of Fantasy in similar traditions.

 

for more information, write to David Lenander at d-lena@tc.umn.edu

sponsored by BEYOND BREE and The Mythopoeic Society

 

PAPER CALL:

Please write to inquire (or check our web-site) about presenting a paper at "Bree and Beyond." Papers on any related topic, including predecessors, contemporaries and successors of Tolkien and all fantasy authors of both sexes and any period. Papers relating to the conference theme or the works of the guests of honor will be especially welcomed. The conference theme suggests looking at travel, the quest, world-building and mythopoeisis, but is not limited to these aspects. Papers should conform to the MLA Style Manual and maybe simultaneously considered for submission to the Mythopoeic Society journal, Mythlore.

More about Mythcons

CALL FOR PAPERS:

PLEASE READ, SUBMIT, POST & DISTRIBUTE

The Future of Narrative: Speculative Criticism

Deadline: September 1, 1998

 

PARADOXA: STUDIES IN WORLD LITERARY GENRES

Guest Editor:

Lance Olsen, University of Idaho

lolsen@uidaho.edu

 

It is the nature of traditional criticism to keep a firm eye on the rearview mirror, rediscovering, reevaluating, and renegotiating texts that have cruised the narratological autobahn for years, decades, even centuries. At their most adventurous, critical works will sometimes hazard a brief glance out the side windows for a quick contemplation of their immediate surroundings. This special issue of _Paradoxa_, however, due to appear in the summer of 1999, invites submissions that turn their attention forward to consider what narrative will look like, sound like, and read like in the new millennium.

Some areas of investigation might include, though should in no way be limited to: How will the continuing postmodern dissolution of boundaries--between, say, prose and poetry, "creative" writing and "critical," genre and genre, page and screen, "high" culture and "low," "literature" and "paraliterature," atomic-based formats and digital, geopolitical country and more fluid electronic constellations--affect that trajectory? How will the advent of such relatively new multimedia as hypertext, CD-Rom, and the World Wide Web contribute to the always mutating shape and concerns of narrative? Which young creators or groups of young creators will be worth keeping a critical eye on? Which now-established creators or groups of creators will or should fall from visibility, and how might this influence the notion of canon reconfiguration? What changes can we expect with regard to ideas of authorship, writing, language, originality, the growing global technocracy, the marketplace, publishing outlets, even how we have come to conceptualize art itself? In a phrase: where in the world (and out of it) is narrative going, and why?

We will consider both conventional offerings and those that themselves cross generic or discursive boundaries, thereby critifictionally enacting the mutations they are discussing, but all pieces (6,500 words maximum) should be lucid, jargon-free, and accessible to a literate general audience. Style must conform to the _MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers_, 4th ed. (1995).

For more information and further guidelines, please visit:

http://www.uidaho.edu/~lolsen/paradoxa.html


 

7/30/98

Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 13:38:51 -0400

Subject: Belfast Conference

 

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CS Lewis: Saint and Scholar

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A Centenary Conference to celebrate the birth of CS Lewis is to be held in his native Belfast, in Northern Ireland, at Queen's University, from 5th-8th August 1998. The Conference, organised by the University of Ulster, the Queen's University of Belfast and the Irish Christian Study Centre, will be an opportunity for scholars and devotees of CS Lewis to come together to discuss all aspects of his life and work, although there will also be sessions aimed at non-specialists and the general public. The keynote speakers are Rev. Walter Hooper (Oxford), Colin Duriez (IVP), Dr Bruce Edwards (Bowling Green Univ, USA) and Rt. Hon David Bleakley.

Papers will include:

CS Lewis and Evangelicalism (Colin Duriez)

CS Lewis: Christian Scholar and Public Christian (Bruce Edwards)

CS Lewis: Map-Maker for the next millennium (Walter Hooper)

CS Lewis' Ulster Novel (Ronald Bresland)

Telling the Truth: The Abolition of Man and Contemporary Education (Anne Gardner)

Of Time and Eternity: CS Lewis and Charles Williams (Doreen Wood)

'That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you': Lewis' Imaginative

Landscape' (Joy Alexander)

George Herbert and CS Lewis: Virtuous Reality in Simile (Lois Westerlund)

CS Lewis and Natural Law (John Gillespie)

In addition to the conference papers, one of the main attractions will be the CS Lewis Trail (Thursday 6th) , when conference participants will be guided round the important places in his early life in Belfast and also a trip round important Lewis sites in North Down (Tuesday 4th). There will also be the CS Lewis Tour (Saturday 8th) which will take participants to those places in Counties Antrim, Londonderry and Donegal he knew and loved both in his early and later life, and which had such an important effect upon his imagination. There will also be a slide show on Lewis and Belfast on the evening of Tuesday 4th.

The cost of the conference (excluding food and accommodation) will be £60. Pro rata arrangements will be available for those attending only part of the conference.

Accommodation will be available in Queen's University Student Residences (£20 per night bed and breakfast) or alternatively in hotels immediately surrounding Queen's.

There is still room for late papers. Those wishing to offer one should send an abstract of no more than 300 words for a paper to last 30 minutes to the address above.

 

CS Lewis: Saint and Scholar

Provisional Programme

Wednesday 5th August

11.45 KEYNOTE LECTURE David Bleakley: 'CS Lewis: Genesis in Ireland'

1.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30 Paper Session

Ronald Bresland 'CS Lewis' Early Years'

John Bremer 'Lewis and the Chancellor's Prize Essay 1921'

Tea /Coffee

3.45- 5.15 Paper Session

Lois Westerlund 'George Herbert and CS Lewis: Virtuous Reality in Simile'

Doreen Ward: 'Of Time and Eternity: CS Lewis and Charles Williams'

Thursday 6th August

9.30 -11.00 Paper Session

William Gray 'The Lion, the Witch and the Atlantean Box: Psychoanalysis and Narnia Revisited'

Joy Alexander ' 'That which we have seen and heard

declare we unto you': Lewis' Imaginative Landscape'

11.00 Tea/Coffee

11.30 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Colin Duriez: ' CS Lewis and Evangelicalism'

12.30 Paper Session

William Crawley 'Evidence that Resists a Verdict: Lewis and Plantinga on the Rationality of Belief in God'

1.15 Lunch

3.00-6.00 CS Lewis Centenary Group: CS Lewis Trail - Belfast and North Down

Friday 7th Augus

9.30 -11.00 Paper Session

Colin Duriez: 'The Intellectual Context of Lewis' Formative Years'

Ronald Bresland 'CS Lewis' Ulster Novel'

11.00 Tea/Coffee

11.15 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Walter Hooper: ' CS Lewis: Map-Maker for the Next

Millennium'

12.15 Paper Session

Puran Agrawal 'CS Lewis and Post-Modernism"'

Chris Garrett 'The Theology of CS Lewis'

1.00 Lunch

2.00 KEYNOTE LECTURE: Bruce Edwards: 'CS Lewis: Christian Scholar and Public Christian'

3.00 Tea/Coffee

3.15 Paper Session

Anne Gardner 'Telling the Truth: The Abolition of Man and Contemporary Education'

John Gillespie 'CS Lewis and Natural Law'

6.00 Conference Dinner Presentation by Ross Wilson and Keith Getty - CS Lewis as inspiration for artistic productions - sculpture and music

Saturday 8th August

CS Lewis Tour

The North Coast and Donegal

9.00 am

INFORMATION: Dr John Gillespie, Conference Organiser, CS Lewis: Saint and Scholar, School of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, University of Ulster at Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1 SA


7/24/98, but posted in May. Friends of Freddy-the-Pig!

ATTENTION! The 1998 Friends of Freddy [Convention? Conference?] will take place October 23-26 at the Windham Arms, Windham, NY (about an hour's drive southwest of Albany, NY, and about half-an-hour's drive from Brooks's hometown of Roxbury). For details and information on how to register, please check out the notice at the Freddy Website at http://www.outermost.com/freddy/convention.html.

 

7/24/98 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT/REMINDER

 

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

1999 PCA/ACA Conference

Call for Papers for the 1999 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

March 31-April 3, 1999

San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Hotel

 

The Science Fiction/Fantasy Area of the Popular Culture Association solicits papers, paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any aspect of science fiction and fantasy. Any disciplinary method or approach is welcome! Proposals on film, television, and written works are solicited. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

 

Any Author Earth: Final Conflict Propaganda in SF/F

Any SF/F Film Ethnicity Psychoanalysis and SF/F

Any SF/F TV Show Feminism Roddenberry's Legacy

Aesthetics Heinlein SF and Genre Questions

Aliens Humor Spielberg's Influence

Alternate Histories Invented Religions Star Gate: SG1S

Angels in Modern Myth Lewis, C. S. Star Trek (TOS, TNG,

DS9, and Television Marxism in SF/F

VOY)

Apocalyptic Concerns Medievalism and SF/F Urban Fantasy

Architecture Millenium Syndication vs.

Network SF/F

Arthurian Legend Multiculturalism Teaching SF/F

Babylon 5 New Heroes & Heroines in SF/F Utopias/Dystopias

Cable TV and SF/F Old Masters/New Writers of SF/F Xena:WP and

Hercules:TLJ

Chaos Theory in SF/F Philosophy and SF/F

Children's Fantasy Postcolonial SF/F

Class and Social Constructs

Comic Books/Art in SF/F

Computer Games & Role Playing

 

PAPER PROPOSAL: For a paper proposal, send a 250-word abstract OR a finished paper (MAXIMUM 20 minutes reading time) with a 50-word abstract. Please include a separate cover sheet with your name, mailing address, phone number, and the presentation title.

PANEL PROPOSAL: For a panel proposal, send four 250-word abstracts OR finished papers with 50-word abstracts and a panel name. Please include a separate cover sheet with the name, mailing address, and phone number of each panel member, the panel title, and an indication of the panel chair (who may be one of the presenters).

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in one Area of the Popular Culture or American Culture associations precludes participation in any of the other areas at the same conference.

MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: Barbara Silliman

P. O. Box 19722

Johnston, RI 02919-0722

E-mail: <BSill8360@aol.com>

PLEASE FOLLOW UP E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WITH HARD COPY A.S.A.P.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 10, 1998


 

6/2/98. Call for papers on James Morrow

Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres

Call for Papers

"James Morrow"

Deadline: February 1, 1999

Paradoxa invites submissions for a special issue on the writing of James Morrow. His works include This is the Way the World Ends (1986), Only Begotten Daughter (1990), Towing Jehovah (1994), Bible Stories for Adults and Blameless in Abaddon (both 1996). The Eternal Footman, the third volume of the Godhead trilogy, is scheduled for publication in the coming months by Harcourt Brace. Readers of Morrow's works are invited to address critical issues posed by any or all of the author's writings in what promises to be the first collection of essays treating exclusively this important contemporary author.

Reviewing Blameless in Abaddon, James Sallis states that "Morrow has carved out a niche all his own among the handful of contemporary fantasists who seem at the same time almost classical and to be doing something truly not done before." Indeed, Morrow's work articulates themes we might readily associate with the Old Testament or Greek tragedy. Yet his technical inventiveness continually succeeds at recasting these antique preoccupations (the existence of evil, the necessity of justice, the dilemma of suffering, the mystery of difference, and the possibility of God) through a brilliantly "perspectivistic" lens. As a journal focused on world literary genres, Paradoxa seeks analysis and criticism of Morrow's work, especially in relation to the writing known as "speculative fiction." A recent critic defined this genre simply as a combination of "both science fiction and serious fantasy." For James Morrow, it is the "serious" part of this equation that shines through the fantasy: a profound sensibility and a committed moral irony unflinchingly creating bursts of co(s)mic fireworks. Theoretically-informed readings of Morrow's books in relation to genres will be welcome.

Topics or problems of special interest also include, but are not limited to: theodicy, intellectual history, belief systems, the (de)construction of myth, writing technology, the biology of doubt, the symbiotic nature of language, desire, sexuality and gender, violence in relation to law and the sacred, and the unpredictable social career of ontological speculations.

 

Deadline for submissions is February 1, 1999.

See http://www.accessone.com/~paradoxa/calls.htm for submission guidelines. Editor for this issue is James Winchell, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, or email: winchej@email.uah.edu. Please contact Professor Winchell or Paradoxa (Info@Paradoxa.com) for further details.


posted 11/97 (but submitted in Sept. sorry--ddl)

Paper call for Mythos Journal. Yes, we are still in publication but issue No.7 on the Quest for the Holy Grail is running late. We are still looking for a few articles and texts, so if you know of anyone who has a piece on the Grail myth or Questing in general, or a Grailish dream they'd like to share, send them my way.

Our next issue is going to be on the Gnostic Gospels.

http://freenet.msp.mn.us/org/mythos/mythos.www/MYTHOME.HTML


George MacDonald's letters,

out of print, but still available:

7/25/97. I have a special interest in MacDonald since I did my Ph.D. on him at Aberdeen U. in l966. Recently published his letters as well--An Expression of Character, but now out of print. But I still have copies if anyone would like one for $10.OO plus $3.00 postage.

Glenn Sadler, Howglen Farm, RR 3, Box 23, Catawissa, PA 1782O. GlennE551@aol.com




C. S. Lewis, Mere Christian by Kathryn Lindskoog.

Cornerstone Press Chicago just brought back into print
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christian by Kathryn Lindskoog. The book retails for $14.95 and is
available through Ingram, Baker & taylor, Amazon.Com and other
wholesalers. Cornerstone is distributing the book 2 - 24 copies 45%
off, 25 or more copies 50%. We recently set up a web site for C. S.
Lewis, Mere Christian= CS Press. If you care to e-mail us we are
cspress@jpusa.chi.il.us. Our address (which is a whopper) is: http://www.mcs.net/~jpusa/docs/cspress/index.html. Hopefully, this mess will help you get to our page where we have set up information on C.S. Lewis, Mere Christian by Kathryn Lindskoog.


Vinyar Tengwar 38

Vinyar Tengwar 38 has been mailed. This issue features two articles by
Ivan Derzhanski: "Peth i dirathar aen: Some Notes on Eldarin Relative
Constructions"; and "E man i yulma oi enquanta men?", a examination of
some puzzling features of the Quenya tengwar_"Cup Inscription" presented
in VT 21. The issue also features two Quenya translations, with
grammatical notes: "Laa ilqua i malite kalta" ('Not all the is gold
shines') by Ivan Derzhanski, and "Haryuvan Arda" ('I will have the
Earth') by Irene Gates. Arden Smith's column "Transitions in Translations"
this time examines various translations of the names Attercop and
Tomnoddy in The Hobbit, and the representation of Elvish sounds in
Cyrillic. News, letters, and an extensive reviews section round out this
40-page issue.

Vinyar Tengwar is the journal of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, an
international society devoted to the scholarly study of Tolkien's invented
languages. For more information on Vinyar Tengwar, see:

http://www.erols.com/aelfwine/Tolkien/linguistics/ELF/VT/VT.html




Perhaps it may interest you to know that the catalogue of all the Tolkien
material (from books by and on Tolkien -both new and second hand-,
calendars, posters, music, original art, games and much more) available from
The Tolkien Shop, associated with the Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor, is
now on the Internet. The address is http://www.xs4all.nl/~rossnbrg.




Website devoted to Madeleine L'engle...

>You might be interested in checking it out and/or linking it up...

>Madeleine certainly would be of interest to many mythopoeic fans, if not
>wholly mythopoeic in her works... (though i would vouch that her time
>trilogy is just as mythopoeic as the work of Charles Williams at least...)
>
>
>Madeleine L'engle --- The WWW Resource
>http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/8838/
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ENTERED HERE on 1/8/97: New Owen Barfield Page now available online!

There is a new page devoted to Owen Barfield, http://www.mtsu.edu/~dlavery/Barftoc.htm, developed by Dr. David Lavery, Professor and Chair of the English Dept. at Middle Tennessee State University (dlavery@frank.mtsu.edu) , who is also one of the two co-authorized biographers of Barfield.

Call For Papers--Berlow's Home Page

I'd be interested in seeing any papers that anyone has written on Magical Realism-
Any papers deemed up to snuff will be published electronically in Joshua Berlow's Homepage, a small but influential web journal in certain appropriate circles of influence. All papers should be submitted electronically to:

joshua@radix.net

For serious consideration, a signed letter of permission to publish must also be sent (by snail mail) to:

Joshua Berlow
8604 Second Ave.
Suite 153
Silver Spring MD 20910

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
| Joshua Berlow
| Homepage: http://www.radix.net/~joshua
| E-mail: joshua@radix.net


Online Discussion Group for fantasy novels & scholarly topics.

Recently, on the IAFA-L, the listserv online discussion/mailing list sponsored by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, it was proposed that interested parties all read a book and "discuss" it via postings to the listserv.

After reviewing a long list of suggested topics, one member agreed to moderate the discussion and noting that the three front-runner choices of members who'd expressed a preference seemed to be for Mythago Wood, Waking the Moon, and Sherri Tepper novels, he arbitrarily offered to "take up (in the capacity of chair, if I may be so bold) Mythago Wood, which I haven't read, but have heard much lauded. Let others volunteer themselves (or nominate others) to chair readings on other texts that have been suggested. The schedule I'd like to establish for Mythago Wood is discussion will begin two weeks from this Monday, on August 19, and will run until interest flags. I kindly ask that no discussion proceed before that date, and that questions, confusions, etc. (regarding the text, that is) be kept in reserve. The subject box will read . . . Mythago Wood or Re: Mythago Wood and nothing else." I would guess that future discussions of Waking the Moon and, Le Guin and Tepper novels will be coming. Interested Society members may wish to join this e-mail list, by sending the following message (no subject) to LISTSERV@VTVM1.cc.vt.edu with the line SUBSCRIBE IAFA-L [your name], and nothing else.



NEW: there is a new page devoted to George Macdonald/MacDonald (there's an argument about whether the d should be capitalized): check out http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/plaza/ev90481/md_index.htm



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