CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/16/12; 2/13-16/13)
Join us for the 34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals about science fiction and fantasy literature.
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
Any and all topics related to sci-fi/fantasy literature will be considered.
Submit 250-word paper or 500 word panel proposals to the 2013 SWTX Presenter Database.
Choose the area “Science Fiction & Fantasy – Literature.” This online submission database will be available after September 15. If you are experiencing difficulties with the website, please
email your proposal to the address listed below.)
Direction questions to: Brian Cowlishaw, email@example.com
Deadline for proposal submissions: November 16, 2012. Earlier proposals are welcomed and will be responded to with all due haste. The registration deadline is December 31, 2012. All participants must register by that date or they will not be permitted to present or appear in the program.
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Conference Rate Reservations can be made through www.swtxpca.org
For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association: www.swtxpca.org.
Follow us on Facebook & Twitter: www.facebook.com/swtxsff and @swtxsffchairs
More about the SF&F Area:
With an average of 70+ presenters annually, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the
Southwest and Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association is one of the most
dynamic and well-attended areas at the conference. Numerous book and article publications have
originated from our panels.
The Area was founded in 1995 by Prof. Richard Tuerk of the Texas A&M University-Commerce
(formerly East Texas State University) and author of Oz in Perspective (McFarland, 2007). The
Area is currently chaired by Ximena Gallardo C. of the City University of New York-LaGuardia
and co-author of Alien Woman: The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley (Continuum: 2004); Tamy
Burnett of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, co-editor of The Literary Angel (McFarland,
2010); Brian Cowlishaw of Northeastern State University, author of "No Future Shock Here: The
Jetsons, Happy Tech, and the Patriarchy" (The Galaxy is Rated G, McFarland: 2011); Susan Fanetti of California State University--Sacramento; and Rikk Mulligan of Longwood University, author of “Zombie Apocalypse:
Plague and the End of the World in Popular Culture” (End of Days, McFarland 2009). Though
the co-chairs consult on submissions, Ximena and Rikk are primarily responsible for the general
organization of the conference panels and coordinates special panels, Susan coordinates the
Whedonverse panels (Buffy, Firefly, Angel, and etc., Tamy coordinates annual special topics
related to SFF television, this year including Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, and Doctor Who,
and Brian reviews and organizes the literature panels and other special topics (this year Game of
Thrones and The Hunger Games).
Area Co-Chair Names: Tamy Burnett, Brian Cowlishaw, Susan Fanetti, Ximena Gallardo, Rikk
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