In another CFP from UPenn’s website, the Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition: A Centenary Conference appears. It is next July and will be in the UK.
Proposals are invited for papers, presentations and panels on any aspect of Peakeâ€™s work. We especially welcome proposals relating Peake to the broader traditions of fairy tales, fantasy and childrenâ€™s literature. Relevant topics might include:
* thematic explorations of Peakeâ€™s oeuvre
* textual / linguistic / rhetorical analyses
* issues of genre (e.g. in what sense is Peakeâ€™s work â€˜fantasyâ€™?)
* issues of race and/or gender and/or class in Peakeâ€™s oeuvre
* questions of â€˜applicabilityâ€™ (in Tolkienâ€™s sense)
* the relation of image and text in narrative (both in Peakeâ€™s own books and in those he illustrated)
* adaptations of Peakeâ€™s work
* Peakeâ€™s literary precursors and sources, for example in (Gothic) fantasy, childrenâ€™s literature and nonsense verse
* Peakeâ€™s influence (from Moorcock and MiÃ©ville to mannerpunk)
* creative responses to Peakeâ€™s work in both literature and the visual arts
The proposals are due January 14th.