Mystery & Detective Fiction Area, March 27-30, 2013, Washington, DC

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
mfreier@nmu.edu

The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks proposals for the annual conference. We seek proposals—for individual papers as well as panels—on all aspects and periods of mystery and detective fiction, including

• history
• criticism
• theory
• current trends

Since this conference will be held in Washington, DC, we would like to highlight works by local writers and/or works set in this region.

Additional topics may include

• classic detective writers/works
• historical texts or history of detection
• feminist writers/detectives
• mixed genre
• hardboiled detective fiction
• ethnicity or race of writers/in fiction
• GLBT writers/fiction
• other media, including film, television, the internet

First time presenters: If you would like to be considered for the Earl Award for the best paper, please contact the area co-chairs for more information.

Proposals are due November 30, 2012

Submit your proposal at http://ncp.pcaaca.org/ (you will be required to create an account). You must use this interface to submit your proposal. Instructions for creating your account and submitting your proposal are here: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/instructions.php. Please note that we cannot accept submissions by email.

Proposals must include a title and an abstract of 150-200 words.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
postcolonial
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian