CFP: [Cultural-Historical] CFP: Deadline Extended: Indigenous SciFi in Pop Culture

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LRC Gomez
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Call for Papers: “Indigenous ‘Deep’ Space:
Indigenous Absence and Presence in Sci-Fi and Comics”
2008 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 24â€"28, 2009
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association’s
30th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM
Paper proposals are now being accepted for a panel dedicated to the
absence and presence of Indigenous Characters and Cultures in popular Sci-
Fi genres. From Star Trek Voyager’s Chakotay to the X-Men’s Danielle
Moonstar, the Sci-Fi and Comic genres’ have both capitalized and mined
the Indigenous landscape for characters and culture. This panel asks
presenters to examine and dialogue the presentation of Indigenous
characters and culture in both their presence and absence of their
actuality in the popular genres of Sci-Fi and Comics.
The deadline for submitting proposals is November 15, 2008.
Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics
not included here are welcome and encouraged:
· Indigenous Writers of Sci-Fi genres.
· Indigenous Cultures In Space (Issues of colonization that mirror
Indigenous histories in Sci-Fi Deep Space Settings)
· Blue Corn Comics
· Indigenous/Native American descended characters in Sci-Fi
· Indigenous/Native American descended characters in Comic and
graphic novels
· Specific Sci-fi T.V. Shows incorporating Indigenous Culture and
Characters (episodes of Stargate, Angel, Buffy, Star Trek etc).
· Online Comics
· History of Indigenous Characters in Sci-fi or Comics
Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent
to L. Rain Cranford-Gomez. Please forward this email to people who would
be interested in participating.

LRC Gomez
Area Chair, Native Studies
PCA/ACA Annual Regional Conferences
American Literature and Language Arts
Cornelia Connelly School

The 2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. Join us this year, as a returning or
first-time participant, as we celebrate the 30th year of this regional
popular culture conference. Further details regarding the conference
(listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at

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