The 29th Annual Meeting of the
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Regional Conference
February 13-16, 2008
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(See the hotel link on SWPCA webpage for additional information)
Individual presenters and panelists are invited to examine the popular culture of romance writers & romance writing for the association's annual regional conference. This conference will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to share scholarly interests and to gain insights into romance fiction with other academics and interested individuals.
We are looking for individual paper proposal submissions and/or panel proposals for this unique genre of fiction. Topics might include, but are not limited to, issues such as archetypes, the body, conformity, conventions, culture, ethnic roles, gender, genre, the hero and heroine, history, ideal female/male representations, love, myth, power, sex and sex roles, social aspects, social expectations, subversion, technology, transcendence, values, virtues. E-mail me some titles of recent presentations.
Those interested in presenting a paper or participating on a panel at this conference should send an abstract of approximately 100 words (or more) to me, the area chair, no later than November 15, 2007. Attached to your abstract you are asked to please submit a short "potential" bibliography if possible and include a brief biographical sketch about yourself. Submissions may require some refinement at the area chair's discretion. Final decisions regarding the organization of our sessions for this conference will be made shortly after the submission deadline. I will keep you informed as things develop, or if the date for submissions is extended.
If you have colleagues or friends who might be interested in presenting in this area at this conference, please forward them this e-mail.
Be sure to register early! Online registrations must be received by January 15, 2008.
For those mailing registration fees:
Pay by check, money order, or purchase order, made payable to: SWTX 2008.
Send the registration form and payment to:
PO Box 34414
Houston, TX 77234
Mailed registration must be received by January 15, 2008 please allow 2–3 weeks delivery if snail mailed after
December 1, 2007.
Please send your abstracts and proposals to:
Dr. Cheryl Wiltse
Collin County Community College
Communications & Humanities, Founders 238
Frisco, TX 76035
firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail submissions preferred)
The SW/TX PCA/ACA accepts scholarly papers from academics, students, and professionals. Those with no academic affiliation are also encouraged to submit proposals for presentation. Presenters are limited to giving one paper at this conference. When presented, papers should run no longer than 15-20 minutes. The organization should meet your required audio visual needs. All presenters must join the one of the two associations.
For additional information about the conference or hotel, please visit the SC/TX PCA/ACA website at
or contact me if you have any questions.
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