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PCA/ACA Romance Area (Romance and TV; BDSM/Kink sub-areas) (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2011; Conference: 11-14 April, 2012)
full name / name of organization:
Romance Area, Popular Culture Association
PCA/ACA 2012 National Conference
(Conference info: )
Deadline for submission: December 15, 2011.
We are interested in any and all topics about or related to popular romance: all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras. All representations of romance in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and any-when, are welcome topics of discussion.
This year we are especially interested in papers on Romance on/and/in Television, to be presented on panels jointly sponsored by the Romance and the TV areas.
The Romance Area is also co-sponsoring with the Gay/Lesbian/Queer area papers that discuss BDSM and Kink in any form. Representations of BDSM/Kink in popular media and/or discussions of real-life BDSM/Kink practices and practitioners are all welcome. Romance is not a necessary component of papers to be presented in BDSM/Kink.
We will consider proposals for individual papers, sessions organized around a theme, and special panels. Sessions are scheduled in one-hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session.
If you are involved in the creative industry of popular romance (romance author/editor, film director/producer, singer/songwriter, etc.) and are interested in speaking on your own work or on developments in the representations of popular romance, please contact us!
Some possible topics for Romance (although we are by no means limited to these):
As we do every year, the Romance area will meet in a special Open Forum to discuss upcoming conferences, work in progress, and the future of the field of Popular Romance Studies. All are welcome to attend.
Presenters are encouraged to make use of the new array of romance scholarship resources online, including the romance bibliography , the RomanceScholar listserv , and the open Forums at the webpage of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance .
Submit a one-page (200-300 words) proposal or abstract by December 15, 2011, to the PCA/ACA conference database: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/
For further inquiries or concerns:
If you have any questions as all, please contact the area chair. Please feel free to forward, cross-post, or link to this call for papers.