[Update] CFP: Merlin and Re-imaginings of Arthurian Legend(s), (12/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
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Join us at the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference, at which the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored!

The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

This is a special CFP on any re-imagining of Arthurian Legend and Mythology in television, film, comic, fiction, or other form.

We especially encourage presentations on:
• Chivalry & Gender
• Negotiating contemporary sensibilities into medieval source material
• Magic & Myth
• Christianity & Pagan Traditions
• Socioeconomic class
• Sexuality
• Race & Ethnicity
• Fan culture

All topics related to re-imaginings of Arthurian Legend will be considered.

Deadline for proposal submissions: December 15, 2009. Earlier proposals are accepted and will be responded to with all due haste. The registration deadline is December 15, 2009 for early bird rates; final registration deadline is December 15. All participants must register by that date or will not be permitted to present or appear in the program.

Please send (preferably electronic) queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel proposals to Tamy Burnett (tamy.burnett@gmail.com). Include full contact info (name, institutional affiliation if any, snail mail address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail) for all participants, working titles for proposals, as well as current curriculum vitae.

Snail mail contact info:
Tamy Burnett
Department of English
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PO Box 880333
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333

For more information on the conference and our area, please visit the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association: http://www.swtxpca.org or the SW/TX Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=7322&post=37243&uid=53194657668#...

Proposals on this topic should be submitted solely to the addresses above (tamy.burnett@gmail.com). Other Science Fiction and Fantasy proposals should go to Ximena Gallardo: ximena_gallardo_c@yahoo.com

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, Alyson Buckman of the California State University-Sacramento, Tamy Burnett of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Brian Cowlishaw of Northeastern State University. Though the co-chairs consult on submissions, Ximena is primarily responsible for the general organization of the conference panels and coordinating special topics, Alyson and Tamy coordinate the Whedonverse panels (Buffy, Firefly, Angel, Dollhouse, and etc.) and other select topics, and Brian reviews and organizes the literature panels.

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.