CFP: Science Fiction and FantasySWPACA (11/1/18; 2/20-23/2019)

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 

Join us for the 40th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference,  February 20-23 2019, at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chair of the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association ( invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.


Proposal submission deadline has been extended to: November 1, 2018.

Any and all topics will be considered. Past presentations have covered a variety of topics including British SFF TV, Fan Studies, Race, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic class, science fiction and fantasy and pedagogy, adaptation and a variety of texts. We are interested in thematically or textually linked panels of three or four papers as well as individual submissions. Please look through the list of other conference areas on the website as apocalyptic studies and computer games, for instance, have their own area chairs and you should direct your proposal accordingly.


Submit 250-word paper proposals or multiple-paper panel proposals (with each paper abstract on a separate proposal form) to the 2019 SWPACA Presenter Database at . Choose the area “Science Fiction & Fantasy – General.” If you are experiencing difficulties with the submission process, please follow the help prompts on the database page.

Graduate students who present papers in the Area are eligible to apply for the Richard Tuerk “Out of This World” Paper Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy.  See


Deadline for submission is November 1. Any questions? Please contact Susan Fanetti [ ] -- Please include your name, professional affiliation, and area of interest in the discussion.


Conference hotel:

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 1.505.842.1234

Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Conference Rate Reservations can be made through

For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association:


SWPACA has a journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy. For more information, please visit

Follow the SF & F area on Facebook & Twitter: 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 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; Susan Fanetti, Associate Professor at California State University Sacramento; and Rikk Mulligan of the Association of Research Libraries.