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November 08 2007

Academics love their Whedies, too! Deadline for submissions to SW/TX PCA/ACA extended!

Special CFP: Whedon comics, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity (Whedonverses), Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/21/07; 2/13-16/2008)


The 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710


The SW/TX PCA/ACA annual conference represents one of the nation's
largest gatherings of interdisciplinary scholars. The Science Fiction
and Fantasy Area is one of the largest areas at the SW/TX PCA/ACA and has
had especially fine presentations. There have been multiple successful
panels on the work of Joss Whedon (eight in 2007, including a performance
piece). The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area again
invite paper and panel proposals on the special topic of Joss Whedon's
work, including the comics, Buffy: TVS, Angel, Firefly, and Serenity.


We especially encourage presentations on:
• Buffy’s transformation into comics (Buffy season 8)
• The construction of place
• Whedon’s work on Amazing X-Men, Runaways, Fray, or Tales of the
Vampires/Tales of the Slayers
• Masculinity
• socioeconomic class
• sexuality
• race
• Firefly's transformation into Serenity
• Teaching Joss Whedon’s work
All Whedonverse topics will be considered, however.


Deadline for proposal submissions: November 21, 2007. The registration
deadline is December 31, 2007. All participants must register by that
date or will not be permitted to present or appear in the program.


Please send (preferably electronic) queries, 250 word paper proposals,
and 500 word panel proposals to abuckman_at_csus.edu. Include full contact
info (name, institutional affiliation if any, snail mail address, phone
and fax numbers, and e-mail) for all participants, working titles for
proposals, as well as current curriculum vitae.


Snail mail contact info:
Alyson Buckman, PhD
Department of Humanities and Religious Studies
6000 J St.
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95819-6083
916 278-5335
(I am on sabbatical Fall 2007, however, and so will not be able to
regularly check these contact points)

For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas
Popular Culture/American Culture Association: http://www.h-
net.org/~swpca/index.html. For more information on the Science Fiction
and Fantasy Area, please visit:
http://www.geocities.com/pcascifi/index.html.
Whedonverse proposals should be submitted solely to the address above
(abuckman_at_csus.edu). Other Science Fiction and Fantasy proposals should
go to Ximena Gallardo or C. Jason Smith, the co-chairs for the area:
ximena_gallardo_c_at_yahoo.com or jsmith_at_lagcc.cuny.edu.


Register early for discounted cost and to reserve space at the conference
hotel as discounted rooms fill quickly.


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