CfP for ICFA-34
“Fantastic Adaptations, Transformations, and Audiences”
ICFA 34 will explore the ubiquity of adaptation in all its Fantastic forms. In addition to essays examining our Guests’ work, conference papers might consider specific adaptations, adaptation theory, translation, elision and interpolation, postmodern pastiche, transformation and metafictionality, plagiarism and homage, audience and adaptation, franchise fiction, or the recent resurgence of reboots, retcons, remakes, and reimaginings. Panels might discuss the intersection of fantasy and adaptation, the question of fidelity, the relationship between adaptive creation and target audiences, the impact of fan fiction, the popular reception of adapted classics, the perils of translation, or the challenges of adaptation and multiple media. If everything must adapt or die, then join us in Orlando and put off death for another year. Conference participants may propose papers, plays for the festival, propose and organize panel discussions, give readings, or participate in other ways. We encourage papers on our honored guests. Download the call for proposals today! New this year, you may also submit for a 10-minute play festival! Submit by October 31st!
DEADLINE EXTENDED for those affected by Sandy. Please submit papers by the 10th if you are affected by this storm. We hope that everyone affected by this storm is safe.
To Attend the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Some important steps:
- Send in a paper proposal to the relevant division head (see the Call for Papers, above).
- Register as a member of IAFA and attendent of ICFA. Membership or registration questions can be directed to IAFA Membership & Registration Coordinator, Bridgid Shannon through the Contact Page.
- Book accomodation with the conference hotel. Read the ICFA-32 Hotel Information and look at some pictures from the hotel and vicinity. Note that the hotel operates a complimentary airport shuttle service from Orlando Airport. Should you prefer taxi, the estimated fee (one way) is USD 10.
- If you are new to the conference, you might want to check out affiliated organizations.
Tips on Writing Conference Proposals
Here are some tips on writing and submitting conference proposals. These are particularly useful if you’re new (or need a refresher) to the conference circuit.