Mystery and Detective Fiction - PCA/ACA 2014 (Chicago, April 16-19)

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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks proposals for the annual conference. We seek proposals—for individual papers as well as panels—on all aspects and periods of mystery and detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory and current trends.

Since this conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, we would like to highlight works by local writers and/or works set in this region.

Additional topics may include the following:

classic detective writers/works
historical texts or history of detection
feminist writers/detectives
mixed genre
hardboiled detective fiction
ethnicity or race of writers/in fiction
GLBT writers/fiction
other media, including film, television, the internet

Submit your proposal at (you will be required to create an account). You must use this interface to submit your proposal. We cannot accept submissions by email.

Please send all inquiries to:
Marla Arbach
University of Santiago de Compostela