LINGUIST List 26.713

Tue Feb 03 2015

Calls: Lexicography, Ling & Literature/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 29-Jan-2015
From: Dr. I. M. Nick <>
Subject: American Name Society (Literary Onomastics)
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Full Title: American Name Society (Literary Onomastics)
Short Title: ANS

Date: 07-Jan-2016 - 10-Jan-2016
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contact Person: Iman Nick
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2015

Meeting Description:

The American Name Society (ANS) is currently inviting Abstracts for scientific papers providing an analysis of the names found in contemporary and classic literary works of science-fiction, fantasy, or horror. Any genre (e.g. poetry, short stor, prose, novel, etc.) or media (book, comic, Television, film, etc.) may be the subject of analysis. Suggested topics include but are no means limited to the following: the names of creatures, rituals, societies, planets, deities, Technology, topogrpahy, weaponry, incantations, and alternative realities.

Call for Papers:

Proposals should include a precis of no more than 500 words and a 50-word biographical sketch of the author(s). Proposals should be sent via email attachment in a .doc or .docx Format to Dr. I. M. Nick at ( with ''Names and Fantasy'' in the subject line. Proposals must be received by 15 April 2015. All submissions will be subject to blind peer review. Those submissions which are accepted will not only be eligible for a special issue of the ANS journal, NAMES; but also a special panel during the 2016 annual conference of the ANS which is held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA).

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