Literary Fantasy and Its Discontents–cfp reminder

Dear all,

I write with a quick reminder that the early-consideration deadline for abstracts for Literary Fantasy and Its Discontents (Taipei, November 23–24) is next Monday, June 4. All papers related to the theme are welcome, and the conference may be particularly interesting to scholars who work on Chinese or Taiwanese nationalisms, politicized reception histories of fantasy in Asia, rediscovered or repurposed fantastic texts, and/or explorations of the reception history of Western fantasies in the East and Eastern fantasies in the West.

Keynote speakers are Ackbar Abbas (Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance) and Marysa Demoor, who has published widely on Victorian and modernist culture and is the co-editor of the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism.

We’re also pleased to announce that we’ll be publishing selected revised, peer-reviewed essays from the conference in National Taiwan University’s journal, Ex-position (formerly NTU Studies in Language and Literature), which is indexed in MLA.

Please see the CFP and information on the companion cultural events, the keynote speakers, and our conference publication at While the early-consideration abstract deadline (usually best for international scholars) is next week, we also will accept abstracts until our regular deadline of August 31. We will respond within two weeks of either deadline.

All best,

Sharin Schroeder <>
Taipei Tech

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