17 - 18 Апр 2016

Searching the borders of Fantasy

International and interdisciplinary conference Searching the borders of Fantasy

Вроцлав, Польша
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17 - 18 Апр 2016
НИУ ВШЭ, Вроцлав, Польша

Searching the borders of Fantasy

International and interdisciplinary conference Searching the borders of Fantasy

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Fantasy literature and its status as genre has been long discussed yet the topic is long from being solved. Restating the question, we would like to seek the definition of fantasy literature through analyzing its nearest companions and their connections.


We welcome abstracts for several proposed panels (you may also submit a topic not covered by these): 

1)   How does fantasy novels work and how are they being created?

-       inner/outer symbolism of fantasy literature: is it cultural codes or a self-organized structure?

-       are these many texts or one text?

2)   Psychology of fantasy literature out of its borders

- language as aspect of fantasy novels: to define the unnamed

- fantasy worldview transferred: into cinema, subculture etc.

3)   Fantasy and fantastic literature: do they describe one and the same or different world models?

-       To depict and explain Eternity and Infinity

-       Common topics for both ‘genres’

4)   Fantasy and/or new mythology: ontological realism and mythorealism

5)   Fantasy/children literature/initiative novels: frontier of mythological Search, psychological individuation and mystical experience

6)   Alternative world or world of alternatives: steampunk and alternative history fiction: is this fantasy?


General time-limit is 15 minutes.


The conference welcomes those doing researches on the topic from philological, philosophical, psychological, anthropological, or other humanitarian perspective.


Working languages are English, Polish and Russian. 


Approved submissions will be published on the Institute’s website.


Selected articles will be published in a scholarly journal Yearbook of Eastern European Studies no. 1/2016 till the end of June 2016. Requirements regarding edition of papers are available at: http://ip-r.org/rocznik/edit-ru/ The journal publishes papers in Russian, English and Polish. Submissions of full papers: until 8th May 2016.



There is also an excursion round Wroclaw planned in frames of the event.


Национальный исследовательский университет «Высшая школа экономики»

Organising committee

Yanina Soldatkina,  Prof., Moscow State Pedagogical University

Srbui Arzumanyan, PhD, UNIK

Danila  Davidov, PhD, State Academic University for the Humanities

Natalia Samokhvalova, M.A., Higher School of Economics

Evdokia Nesterova, M.A., Moscow State University

Flora Ollomouc, writer


Irina Popadeykina, M.A., Russian-Polish Institute

Контактная информация

Submission (up to 300-words in Word doc.) with contact details and affiliation, should be sent to biuro@ip-r.org and evdokianesterova@gmail.com until 20th March 2016.

Questionnaire for the participants: http://goo.gl/forms/4htLnPA3Ea

Detailed information about the conference: http://ip-r.org



Стоимость участия

Conference participation fees:

Participation fee is 220 Polish zloty for participants, who need Schengen visa (covers invitation required by Polish embassy, coffee-break and lunch expenses); 200 Polish zloty for participants, who do not need Schengen visa; 150 Polish zloty for participants, who will not come to Wroclaw. The fee does not include travel and accommodation costs and excursion