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The 2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque,
NM, February 24-28, 2009.
The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction and
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel
Include with the submission full contact information for each presenter
including email, phone, snail mail, and institutional affiliation.
Deadline for proposal submissions: November 15, 2008. The registration
deadline is December 31, 2008. All participants must register by that
date or they will not be permitted to present or appear in the program.
For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas
Popular Culture/American Culture Association: http://www.h-
More about the SF&F Area
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),
Alyson Buckman of the California State University-Sacramento, Tamy
Burnett of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Brian Cowlishaw of
Northeastern State University, and C. Jason Smith of the City University
of New York- LaGuardia. Though the co-chairs consult on submissions,
Ximena is primarily responsible for the general organization of the
conference panels, Alyson and Tamy coordinate the Whedonverse panels
(Buffy, Firefly, Angel, and etc.), Brian reviews and organizes the
literature panels, and Jason coordinates special panels on current â€œhotâ€
topics or whatever else he is obsessed with this year.
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.
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