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Jangada Journal #18 – Dec. 2021

Revue Jangada #18 – Décembre 2021

Revista Jangada #18 – Dez. 2021

Revista Jangada #18 – Dic. 2021

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Published on Thursday, February 11, 2021 by João Fernandes

Summary

Drawing from the history of Fantasy as a genre, this issue of Jangada Journal, from Viçosa Federal University, invites researchers to submit papers on such a pervading category in contemporary literature. We encourage analysis concerning structural and thematic approaches to the genre. We are also interested, in particular, in papers that focus on works insufficiently studied so far, extrapolating Anglophone backgrounds that have engendered Fantasy, and relating diverse media expressions through which Fantasy was disseminated. 

Announcement

Argument

Among uncanny fictional genre literature, Fantasy is undoubtedly among the ones that have known the broadest success and shown the most potential to be adapted to other formats. As we understand it today, Fantasy rose at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century in a primarily Anglophone context, with writers such as the Englishman William Morris (1834-1896), the Scott George MacDonald (1824-1905) and the North American L. Frank Baum (1856-1919). These writers have in common a tendency to recover elements linked to Fantasy forerunners, such as the Marvelous and the Utopia. They also feature the creation of “secondary worlds” (a quality usually connected to the so-called “High fantasies” or Immersive fantasies), that is to say, autonomous worlds in relation to ours that may or may not be accessed through portals. The release of J. R. R. Tolkien’s works (1892-1973) stirred High Fantasy toward the forms best known to us today, impacting new generations of readers and writers and culminating in a phenomenon of vast cultural and commercial impact.

From its beginning, the genre spread beyond English-speaking borders. In France, for example, the pioneer novel Les Centaures, by André Lichtenberger (1870-1940), was released in 1904, and republished only recently, in 2017. In Brazil, elements of what we could call “Proto-Fantasy” may be observed in the novel A Rainha do Ignoto (1899), by Emília Freitas (1855-1908). Currently, works affiliated to the genre appear in several languages. Fantasy soon branched into other media, namely, Cinema, Comic Books, Role-playing games (RPG) and even Drama. It also gave rise to several subgenres, sometimes categorized according to the level of estrangement roused by the invented world (High Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Portal Fantasy, Immersive Fantasy or Intrusive Fantasy), and sometimes according to the themes and/or aesthetics to which it is hybridized (Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Scientific Fantasy, Dystopian Fantasy etc.).

Drawing from the history of Fantasy as a genre, this issue of Jangada Journal, from Viçosa Federal University, invites researchers to submit papers on such a pervading category in contemporary literature. We encourage analysis concerning structural and thematic approaches to the genre. We are also interested, in particular, in papers that focus on works insufficiently studied so far, extrapolating Anglophone backgrounds that have engendered Fantasy, and relating diverse media expressions through which Fantasy was disseminated. Comparative approaches are encouraged, too. We emphasize that only texts whose object is Fantasy shall be accepted, i.e., Fantasy considered as an autonomous genre of the Fantastic (hence in alignment with Latin-American and European critic tradition, as opposed to the North-American perspective that considers Fantasy and Fantastic Literature synonyms, as Rosemary Jackson does in her study Fantasy: the Literature of Subversion (1981).

Submission guidelines

Only papers written in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English languages will be accepted. The papers must be submitted

until June 30th, 2021 

through Jangada Journal system at https://www.revistajangada.ufv.br/Jangada/index

All papers must follow the journal guidelines of page formatting and extension available at the site https://www.revistajangada.ufv.br/Jangada/about/submissions

Should you have any questions e-mail us at bamatangrano@yahoo.com.br

Issue Editors

  • Alexander Meireles da Silva,
  • Bruno Anselmi Matangrano,
  • Naiara Sales Araújo Santos.

Editorial Team

Editor-chefe, Rédacteur en chef

  • Dirceu Magri, Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Joelma Santana Siqueira, Universidade Federal de Viçosa

Editores, Éditeurs

  • Dirceu Magri, Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Joelma Santana Siqueira, Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Juan Filipe Stacul, Instituto Federal de Goiás

Conselho Científico, Conseil Scientifique

  • Andreia Donadon Leal, Academia de Letras, Artes e Ciências Brasil
  • Antonio Carlo Sotomayor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Beatriz Onandía Ruiz, Université du Pays Basque (Universidad del País Vasco- Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea) 
  • Cláudia Pereira, Academia de Letras, Artes e Ciências Brasil
  • Elisângela Aparecida Lopes, Instituto Federal do Sul de Minas
  • Eduardo Ledesma, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Fábio Figueiredo Camargo, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Francesca Saggini, Università degli Studi della Tuscia
  • Gabriel Bicalho, Academia de Letras, Artes e Ciências Brasil
  • Gerson Luiz Roani, Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Glen Goodman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Grace Alves Paixão, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
  • Gracia Regina Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • John Tofik Karam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • José Benedito Donadon Leal, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
  • José Luiz Foureaux de Souza Júnior, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
  • Karla Baptista, Faculdade Castelo Branco
  • Maria Nazareth Soares Fonseca, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
  • Michel Espagne, ENS-CNRS
  • Michelle Gabrielli, Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Murilo Araújo, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Raquel Castro Goebel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Rubem Borges Teixeira Ramos, Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Terezinha Cogo Venturim, Faculdade Castelo Branco
  • Thiago Ianez Carbonel, Centro Universitário Central Paulista
  • Victor Rocha Monsalve, Universidad Diego Portales

Places

  • Minas Gerais - Avenida Peter Henry Rolfs, s/n
    Viçosa, Brazil (36570-000)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Keywords

  • fantasy, fantasia, fantasía, littératures de l'imaginaire, literatura insólita, speculative fiction, insólito ficcional, literatura fantástica

Contact(s)

  • Bruno Anselmi Matangrano
    courriel : bamatangrano [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] br

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Bruno Anselmi Matangrano
    courriel : bamatangrano [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] br

To cite this announcement

« New visions on fantasy », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, February 11, 2021, https://calenda.org/841831

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