Corpses in the Snow: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Mystery area, Midwest PCA/ACA
contact email: 
briley@colum.edu

CFP: Corpses in the Snow: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction
2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, 1-3 October, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
www.mpcaaca.org/conference

Deadline: April 30, 2010

The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October. This year's special topic, given Minnesota's chilly reputation and Northern European heritage, is “Corpses in the Snow.”

From The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's desolate landscapes to the Whiteout's blinding Antarctic snowstorms, murder and mayhem chill us a bit more deeply when we can see the victim's last breath wisp away on frigid wind. The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction area of the MPCA welcomes presentations and papers exploring mysteries in the cold. Possible subjects might include novels from the new wave of Scandinavian mystery writers (Steig Larssen, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Arnaldur Indriðason), stories in chilly settings (Dana Stabenow, Julia Spencer-Fleming), or films and television that take place in the cold (Fargo, Due South).

As always, we also welcome proposals on all aspects of mystery, thriller and crime fiction (literature, film, television, comics, games).

The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from 1-3 October, 2010--well before the snow falls. Proposals due by April 30, 2010. Please send 250 word abstract proposals to

Brendan Riley, briley@colum.edu

More information about the conference can be found at www.mpcaaca.org/conference

Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the 250 word abstract.

cfp categories: 
american
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
popular_culture