|Prophecy Call for Proposals Deadline 11:59 PM EST!
||[Feb. 15th, 2007|01:23 am]
You have until 11:59 PM EST on Thursday February 15th to submit your programming proposals to Prophecy's Call for Proposals.
We are seeking proposals for a variety of educational programming, including presentations, discussion panels, round tables, workshops and poster sessions addressing topics relevant to the books and/or the fan community. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* LITERATURE & MEDIA STUDIES
Character analyses, symbolism, and literary criticism; comparisons between the Harry Potter books, their contemporaries and classic children’s literature. Critical responses to the Harry Potter franchise (books, movies, music and merchandise) as a media and cultural phenomenon.
Looking at the ways science manifests itself in the Harry Potter series: the genetics of magic, the wizarding community’s relation to ecology, the physics of flying and Apparating, and the chemistry of potions and alchemy.
* EDUCATION & CREATIVITY
Exploring education within the books, and teaching Harry Potter in the classroom. Learning about and experimenting with creative writing and art.
* ARTS, HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Examining philosophical and religious themes, parallels and elements within the books. Examining the Wizarding world and its culture, policies, worldview and behaviour through the disciplines of psychology, political science and anthropology.
* FANDOM CULTURE & EXPERIENCE
Looking at the fandom as a community with its own jargon, jokes, news, activities and events; the past and future of the Harry Potter fandom: how it has evolved and its future. Analyses of the fanfiction and fanart phenomena: their value as creative fiction/art; sexuality, romance and feminism within fanworks; intellectual property/copyright issues.
If you've got the beginnings of a brilliant topic that you'd like to expand upon, our Programming Prompts might help you to develop your idea, and it's not too late to find fellow presenters in the Programming Collaboration thread on the Prophecy forum. Proposals can be submitted by using the Submissions page.
If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com.