Graphic Novels, comics, and Popular Culture-CFP SWPCA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy
contact email: 
rweiner5@sbcglobal.net

CFP-SWPCA-Call for Papers/presentations-Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture 2010 conference

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture
Any Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.

Some topics could include

Sequential Art and Storytelling
Fanboy culture
Manga, Anime and the Movies
Comic-Conventions
Particular Artists or writers (Bendis, Steranko, Kirby, Everett, Niles, etc)
The Rise of the Graphic Novel
What is a Graphic Novel?
History of Newspaper Comics!
Gay Characters in comics
Film and Superheroes!
Adapting Graphic Novels for the Screen
Racism and the X-Men
Spiderman as the Everyman
Cartoon Network: Good or Bad for Comics
Comics and Philosophy
Graphic Novels as outlets for social justice (ie,, World War III)
Comics as political satire (eg,., Tom Tomorrow, Addicted To War)
Horror Comics
The Resurrection of Captain America-Why NO comic character ever stays dead?
DC, Marvel, and Comic corporations
Indies and their role
Comics and Graphic Novels the world (eg., Tintin).

These are just general examples ANY topic will be considered

Please send title and abstract to co-chairs

Rob Weiner
Texas Tech University
Humanities Librarian
Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net
Box 53841
Lubbock Texas
79453

Information about our areas of study, conference travel, lodging, and the organization can be found on our regularly updated website:

http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

We look forward to seeing you this winter in sunny Albuquerque where we invite you to explore Route 66, local pueblos, hiking trails, museums, the Sandia and Isleta casinos, area ski resorts, and nearby Santa Fe.

Conference Rates: Professionals, $140; Graduate students $120; Spouse,
partner $50

Information about our areas of study, conference travel, lodging, and the
organization can be found on our regularly updated website:
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

cfp categories: 
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
graduate_conferences
popular_culture
religion
rhetoric_and_composition
theory