Call For Papers: Mythgard Institute Gathering This September at U-MD

The Symposium director wrote, “We have not yet had Harry Potter presentations at MidMoot, but they would certainly be welcome.” Emily Strand of HogwartsProfessor and Dr Amy Sturgis, longtime friend of this weblog, are associated with Mythgard.

The Mythgard Institute at Signum University is pleased to announce the third annual Mythgard Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium (known affectionately as MidMoot III) on September 24-25, 2016 at the University of Maryland at College Park. Additional details about the symposium will be announced in the summer, including special guests. We are accepting proposals now for short presentations intended to foster discussion.

Presentation topics are welcome in the following areas:

– Speculative Fiction
– History of Science Fiction and Fantasy
– Critical Approaches to Science Fiction and Fantasy
– The Inklings
– Contemporary Speculative Fiction Authors
– The Interplay between Speculative Fiction and Other Literary Genres
– The Future of Speculative Fiction

To propose a paper, please submit a 100 to 200-word abstract that includes your name, email address, and academic affiliation (if any), along with the title of your presentation. Individual presentations should be around 15 minutes long, leaving an additional 15 minutes for discussion. so please plan accordingly.

Abstracts should be sent to by July 31, 2016. Acceptances will be sent by August 15. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you can enjoy the symposium with us!


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