UPDATE: Romance Fiction: Rumpled Sheets (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Romance Fiction: Rumpled Sheets
Romance Writers & Writing
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Regional Conference
February 14-17, 2007
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Individual presenters and panelists are invited to examine the popular
culture of romance writers & romance writing for the association's annual regional
conference. This conference will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to
share scholarly interests and to gain insights into romance fiction with
other academics and interested individuals.
We are looking for individual paper proposal submissions and/or panel
proposals for this unique genre of fiction. Topics might include, but are not
limited to, issues such as archetypes, the body, conformity, conventions, culture,
ethnic roles, gender, genre, the hero and heroine, history, ideal
female/male representations, love, myth, power, sex and sex roles, social aspects,
social expectations, subversion, technology, transcendence, values, virtues.
E-mail me some titles of recent presentations.
Those interested in presenting a paper or participating on a panel at this
conference should send an abstract of approximately 100 words (or more) to me,
the area chair, no later than December 1, 2006. Attached to your abstract
you are asked to please submit a short "potential" bibliography if possible
and include a brief biographical sketch about yourself. Submissions may require
some refinement at the area chair's discretion. Final decisions regarding
the organization of our sessions for this conference will be made shortly after
the submission deadline. I will keep you informed as things develop.
If you have colleagues or friends who might be interested in presenting in
this area at this conference, please forward them this e-mail.
Please send your abstracts and proposals to:
Dr. Cheryl Wiltse
Collin County Community College
Communications & Humanities, Founders 238
Frisco, TX 76035
udonlover_at_aol.com (e-mail submissions preferred)
The SW/TX PCA/ACA accepts scholarly papers from academics, students, and
professionals. Those with no academic affiliation are also encouraged to submit
proposals for presentation. Presenters are limited to giving one paper at
this conference. When presented, papers should run no longer than 15-20 minutes.
The organization should meet your required audio visual needs. All
presenters must join the one of the two associations.
For additional information about the conference or hotel, please visit the
SC/TX PCA/ACA website at
<http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/> and at <http://www.swtexaspca.org>, or
contact me <www.udonlover_at_aol.com> if you have any questions.
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