CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – extended to June 5!
The Dr. Henry Armitage Memorial Scholarship Symposium seeks new Weird Fiction and Lovecraft-related research for the NecronomiCon Providence convention in Providence, RI
18-20 August, 2017
Chair: Prof. Dennis Quinn, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
The Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council (the organizer of NecronomiCon Providence) is seeking submissions of academic works that explore all aspects weird fiction and art, from pop-culture to literature, including the writings and life of globally renowned weird fiction writer, H.P. Lovecraft. Topics of value include the influence of history, architecture, science, and popular culture on the weird fiction genre, as well as the impact that weird and Lovecraftian fiction has had on culture.
In past years, the Armitage Symposium has aimed to foster explorations of Lovecraft’s elaborate cosmic mythology, and how this mythology was influenced by, and has come to influence, numerous other authors and artists before and since. However, all submissions that contribute to a greater, critical, and nuanced understanding weird fiction and art (and related science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc.) are very welcome.
We are particularly interested in soliciting novel work from young or new academics, but all quality work will be equally considered. Selected talks will be presented together as part of the Armitage Symposium, a mini-conference within the overall convention framework of NecronomiCon Providence, August 17-20, 2017. Presenters should be prepared to deliver a fifteen to twenty-minute oral presentation summarizing their thesis, and are invited to submit a brief MS for possible inclusion in a proceedings publication. For consideration, interested scholars, whether faculty, graduate, undergraduate, or independent, should send a 250-300 word abstract in .doc or .pdf format to symposium chair Professor Dennis Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5, 2017.
For more information on the Armitage Symposium, or the overall convention and the themes to be explored, please visit our website: necronomicon-providence.com – where we will post updates and details as they develop over the months leading to the convention. In addition to these talks, NecronomiCon Providence will feature numerous traditional panels and presentations given by many of the top names in the global weird renaissance.
The full CALL FOR ABSTRACTS may be downloaded here: Call for Abstracts – 2017