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Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder

deadline for submissions:
February 28, 2017

full name / name of organization:
Mythgard Institute by Signum University

contact email:

Mythmoot combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention all into one. It develops studies in fields not considered primary in literary scholarship such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc., in a way that academics and enthusiasts will appreciate.

Mythgard Institute from Signum University is turning Mythmoot IV into a secondary-world experience for academics, friends, and fans. Confirmed guest speakers are Dr. Verlyn Flieger and Dr. Mike Drout, with more special guests to be announced. Mythmoot IV will be held from June 1st to 4th, 2017, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. This year’s theme is…

Invoking Wonder

Mythmoot IV is accepting Paper, Panel, Workshop, and Creative Presentation (storytelling, music, visual arts, etc.) Proposals related to:

Imaginative Literature — Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction from Mary Shelley and H.P Lovecraft to Ursula Le Guin and Neil Gaiman.

Tolkien and Inklings Studies — Research on the works and lives of the Inklings as they interact with each other, their modern context, and classic and imaginative literature.

Germanic Philology — Explore relationships between language and literature in the past, present, and future.

Anything Else — Academic research or creative presentations that traverse literature in its wondrous variety.

~ Paper proposals should be approximately 100 words. Presentations will be under 20 minutes long.

~ Panel proposals must be submitted in one inclusive email, with approximately 100 words describing each paper. Panels will be presented in 1-hour sessions.

~ Workshop proposals should be approximately 200 words. Workshops will be allotted 1 hour in total.

~ Creative Presentation proposals should provide a short description (fewer than 200 words) of the presentation. Creative Presentations should be no longer than 30 minutes.

Proposals are accepted through 28 February 2017. Send proposals to with a subject line of “Paper Proposal,” “Panel Proposal,” “Workshop Proposal,” or “Creative Presentation Proposal.” Include a brief bio and A/V requirements. Please note that submission of any proposal is considered agreement by the presenter to attend Mythmoot IV and deliver the presentation if it is accepted. Presentations of any form will not be delivered in absentia.

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