Symposium: Imaginary Peoples of the Pacific
Organizer: Roger Lohmann
Oceania is peopled not only by human beings that anyone can see, but also by imaginary people whom one must be enculturated to experience and know. Our challenge is to understand diverse perspectives on apparently imaginary people, to document their range through comparison, and to explain their causes, nature, and consequences. All participants should send the organizer their papers by October 20 for pre-circulation. These papers should be advanced drafts, as we hope to submit the collection for joint publication as a special issue of a journal. Expected participants include Chris Ballard, *Serge Dunis, Christiane Falck, Roger Ivar Lohmann, Diane Losche, Fraser Macdonald, Tom Ryan, and Rachel Elizabeth Smith. Charles Laughlin will serve as discussant. Additional participants are welcome!
Roger Ivar Lohmann, Trent University