Update--Reminder CFP Mystery/Detective Fiction Calls for Proposal due by 11/16/12

full name / name of organization: 
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Regional Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
aclark-moore@sunyjefferson.edu

Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

This year’s theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposals are now being accepted for panels in the mystery/detective section area. Professionals, independent scholars, teachers, graduate students, and others are encouraged to submit 200-250 word abstracts for individual presentations or 500 word proposals for panel presentations on subjects ranging from the classic detective/mystery to the marginalized, innovative, and/or speculative.

Submit proposals through the conference’s database at http://conference2013.swtxpca.org.

Possible areas include, but are not be limited to:

Speculative Crime Fiction
Re-creating Holmes
The Criminal Other
Recent Developments in the Police Procedural
Defining Crime/Defining Class
The Past in Mystery Novels
Queering the Mystery
Eco-noir
Humor in Crime Fiction
Inter/Extra-textuality in Mystery/Detective Fiction
Third Wave Feminism
Pastiche
We Don’t Have that Kind of Crime Here
Cultural Representations of Crime/Criminal
The Criminal as Hero/Anti-Hero
Alcohol and Addiction and the Detective/Cop
The “Other” as Sleuth
Apocalyptic Detective Fiction
Moral Certainty/Uncertainty in Post-Modern Detective/Mystery Fiction
Genre Blending and Bending in Detective Fiction (Sci-Fi/Romance/Western/Etc.)
The Supernatural in Mystery Fiction
Gonzo Crime Fiction (Willeford, Leonard, Hiassen, Dorsey, et. al.)
High Brow Detective Fiction
Cats, Food, and Handicrafts: Defending the Cozy
Hard-Boiled
The Stupid One: In Defense of Arthur Hastings, Doctor Watson, and Second Fiddles Everywhere.
Race/Ethnicity in Crime Fiction

If you have any questions, contact the area chair:
Ann Clark-Moore
Area Chair: Mystery/Detective Fiction
aclark-moore@sunyjefferson.edu
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cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian