Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association’s 33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2012
In the Myths and Fairy Tales Area, panels are now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine), but we have seen that bringing both genre categories into conversation has led to extremely valuable and stimulating conversations.
Please submit 200 word abstracts and 600-800 word proposals for panels by 1 December 2011, and please note that all presenters must be registered for the conference by 31 December 2011.
Abstracts must be uploaded to the SW/TX PCA/ACA database at: http://conference2012.swtxpca.org
Papers relating to the 2012 Conference Theme: “Celebrating Foods and Culture(s) in a Global Context” will be given special consideration, and might be as variable as (though certainly not limited to):
--Eating and Devouring in “Little Red Riding Hood”
--Magical Fruits in Classical Mythology
--Food and Entrapment in “Hansel and Gretel”
--Rituals and Eating in Hindu Mythology
--Fairy Tale Poetry: Food and Seduction (Olga Broumas, Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, etc.)
--Food, Ritual, and Folklore (Joseph Campbell, James Frazer, etc.)
--Disney Heroines and Food Preparation (Rapunzel, Snow White, Frog Princess, etc.)
--Music, Food, and Myth in the Cherokee Tradition
-- Storytelling as an Act of Feeding the Soul: Scheherazade Narratives
--Picture Books: Illustrating of Fairy Tale Foods
For further details, please follow the link to the full CFP.
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