The Speculative Literature Foundation

Academics


Associations

  • The Endicott Studio of the Mythic Arts: Interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the creation and support of mythic art.
  • Fantastic Mailing List: 'Fantastic' is an email list for academics, students & writers in the field of F&SF; based in Australia but open to anyone worldwide.
  • IAFA: The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. Crosslisted.
  • The Interstitial Arts Foundation: Organization dedicated to art that crosses borders of form as well as genre.
  • Joseph Campbell Foundation: Association devoted to promoting work of Joseph Campbell by, among other things, encouraging further study of mythology.
  • MARIAL: Center for the Study of Myth and Ritual in American Life at Emory University.
  • Mythopoeic Society: A non-profit international literary and educational organization for the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantastic and mythic literature, especially the works of Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. Publishes newsletter -- Mythprint.
  • Popular Culture Association: Association of scholars whose research interests include all aspects of popular culture including detective, mystery, horror, science fiction, fantasy and comics.
  • The Science Fiction Foundation: "Semi-autonomous association of writers, academics, critics and others with an active interest in science fiction." Publishes the journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.
  • SFRA: Science Fiction Research Association, dedicated to the study and teaching of science fiction

Conferences

  • ICFA: March 16-20, 2005. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The annual conference of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. Direct inquiries to: Len.Hatfield@vt.edu
  • Mythcon 35: Bridges to Other Worlds: July 30-August 2, 2004. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The annual conference of the Mythopoeic Society. Location varies year to year. Direct inquiries to: mvanloo@comcast.net. 2005 UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.
  • Mythic Journeys: Pre-Conference June 2-4, 2004, Conference June 4-6, 2004. Atlanta, GA. Mythic Journeys is a conference and performance festival inspired by the legacy of Joseph Campbell that will explore how myth lives and inspires us today through psychology, literature, scholarship, fantasy, performance, and more. Direct inquiries to: info@mythicjourneys.org. 2005 UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.
  • Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association:

      • March 23, 2005. San Diego, California.
      • April 12-16, 2006. Atlanta, Georgia.
      • April, 2007. Boston, Massachusetts.

    Upcoming National Meetings for these associations of scholars whose research interests include all aspects of popular culture including detective, mystery, horror, science fiction, fantasy and comics. Their website also contains dates and locations for various regional conferences.
  • WisCon 28: May 28-31, 2004. Madison, Wisconsin. An extremely well-respected and literary convention, which is also the world's only feminist science fiction convention. Excellent panel discussions on science fiction and fantasy, with emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, race, and class. Run by SF3, a fan group supporting literary and fanzine fandoms in Madison, Wisconsin. Home of the James Tiptree Jr. Award, an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender. Direct inquiries to: concom@sf3.org. 2005 UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.

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