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12 October 2013

Call for Papers: The Inklings and King Arthur

Call for Papers: Edited Volume
The Inklings and King Arthur

This collection will compare the Arthurian works, especially the mythological geographies, of Tolkien, Lewis, Williams, Barfield, their immediate predecessors, and their contemporaries, using The Fall of Arthur as an important keystone text. Topics may include: Arthur in England during the World Wars, Spiritual Quest in a Scientific Age, On Mythological Geographies, Lancelot as Earendel, Western Isles and and Faerie Land, Perelandra as Avalon, Sarras as Valinor, Williams Anatomical Arthur, Williams’ Occult Arthur, and Owen Barfield's Holy Grail. Proposals should show evidence of rigorous critical engagement and an original approach to the text(s) in question, and must not be previously published. Include contact information and institutional affiliation; a brief introduction to the topic, including scope and texts under consideration; the theoretical framework used; the main conclusions; and the implications of this paper for the overall vision of this volume. In addition, please submit a curriculum vitae. Send abstracts of 500-1000 words to Sørina Higgins at inklings.arthur@gmail.com by 1 February 2014.

Please view the longer version of the CFP on The Oddest Inkling

2 comments:

Jenica Leahy said...

I just saw this posting after spending a few minutes looking for one of your Williams reviews (I just read War in Heaven - brilliant!). If I hadn't been belabored by GRE studies for the past couple months I would have loved to submit to this. Perhaps next year, by which time I will have likely read the rest of Williams' works and spent more time in Mallory.

Sørina Higgins said...

Jenica: The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to Feb. 1st: http://theoddestinkling.mymiddleearth.com/2013/10/12/inklings-and-arthur/. Please submit!