CALL FOR PAPERS: Romance Area- PCA/ACA 2014 National Conference - Chicago, April 16-19, 2013
The discourse of romantic love permeates popular culture. The Romance area includes papers on love, romance, and relationships, in real life and as represented in any medium, now and in the past.
We will consider proposals for individual papers, sessions organized around a theme, and special panels.
Some possible topics include:
Romantic love in political discourse (revolutionary, reactionary, colonial / anti-colonial, marriage equality, etc.)
Love, Globally: local traditions, transnational media, adaptation and translation issues
Fifty Shades of WTF: the reception of popular romance media
Romance High and Low (i.e., texts that remix or blur distinctions between “high” and “low” culture, like the Lizzie Bennet Diaries)
Love Theory / Romance Practice: theoretical approaches to love and romance, and popular romance as a place where love is theorized
Romancing the Marketplace: romantic love in advertising, marketing, and consumer culture
Queering the Romance: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Kink romance
Romance communities, IRL and on-line
Young Adult, Paranormal, and other emerging genres of romance fiction
Individual Creative Producers or Texts of Popular Romance (novels, authors, film, directors, writers, songwriters, actors, composers, dancers, etc.)
As we do every year, the Romance area will meet in a special Open Forum to discuss upcoming conferences, work in progress, and the future of the field of Popular Romance Studies. All are welcome to attend.
Presenters are encouraged to make use of the new array of romance scholarship resources online, including the romance bibliographyhttp://www.romancewiki.com/Romance_Scholarship, the RomanceScholar listserv http://mailman.depaul.edu/mailman/listinfo/romancescholar, and the peer-reviewed articles and interviews published in the Journal of Popular Romance Studies http://jprstudies.org. Area co-chairs Eric Selinger and An Goris are the Executive Editor and Managing Editor, respectively, of this open-access journal.
Submit a one-page (200-300 words) proposal or abstract by November 1, 2013, to the PCA/ACA conference database: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/
Directions for submission: http://pcaaca.org/conference/proposing_presentation.php
Please feel free to forward, cross-post, or link to this call for papers.
If you have any questions as all, please contact the area co-chairs:
Professor of English
University of Leuven
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)