The Science Fiction & Fantasy Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites paper or panel proposals on: Doctor Who and/or Torchwood at the 35th annual meeting of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico: February 19-22, 2014.
Any and all topics will be considered, although we especially encourage proposals on: genre; reception/transmission of the series internationally; Doctor Who as brand; regeneration(s) of the series; gender; use/misuse of technology; perspectives on the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who; queer readings/presentations of LGBQT characters; auteur-ship (eg, Moffat v. Davies; past or present); fandom and fanwork; Intersections of Doctor Who/Torchwood with this year's theme: "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow."
Proposals Due: November 1, 2013
Submit 250-word paper or full panel (title & 250-wd abstract for each panelist) proposals at: http://conference2014.southwestpca.org
Database opens July 1
Submit in category Science Fiction & Fantasy—Doctor Who
Questions: Erin Giannini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association: http://southwestpca.org or follow us on Facebook & Twitter at www.facebook.com/southwestpca or @southwestpca
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); Rikk Mulligan of Longwood University, author of “Zombie Apocalypse: Plague and the End of the World in Popular Culture” (End of Days, McFarland 2009); 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); Erin Giannini, independent scholar, who has presented and published work on series such as Dollhouse, Supernatural, and Mystery Science Theater 3000; and Susan Fanetti, Associate Professor at California State University Sacramento.
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