UPDATE: Mystery & Detective Fiction (10/17/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)
CALL FOR PAPERS: Mystery and Detective Fiction
2007 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts
April 4-7, 2007
UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 17 October 2006
(Conference Website: http://www.popularculture.org)
Scholars and readers are invited to present academic papers
on any aspect of mystery, detective, and crime fiction, including
novels, short stories, plays, TV/film scripts and adaptations, poetry,
relevant popular culture theory and interdisciplinary topics,
or any combination of the above.
Some special topics for this year might include: New England mystery,
detective, and crime writers; teaching detective fiction; TV/film adaptations;
writing mysteries; cross-genre mysteries, and the culture of mystery,
detective, and crime fiction (book groups, fan magazines, conferences,
reader habits, chat rooms, etc.). We welcome topics that connect with
other areas of the PCA/ACA.
You may propose an individual paper (15 minutes presentation time,
strictly enforced), a panel of up to 4 papers, or a non-paper session
(such as an interview with a writer or writers, a film showing with
discussion, or a panel/audience discussion of a topic of general interest).
DVD players, TV monitors, and cables will be available. You will need
to provide a laptop.
Requirements for Presenting a Paper
To present a paper at this conference, you must do the following
(see conference website for more details):
--Join either the PCA or ACA organization.
--Pay the conference registration fee by Feb. 1 (non-refundable after Feb. 15).
--Book your own hotel room. Boston Marriott Copley Place is the conference hotel.
--Agree to notify Area Chairs and Leslie Fife if you cannot present your paper.
Deadline: October 17 (Earlier submissions strongly encouraged!)
Submit your proposals by email attachment to both area chairs:
Sioux City, IA 51106
202 Thomas Hall
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Kearney, NE 68845
Paper or Panel Proposal Format
Submit a paper title, institutional affiliation, 150-250 word abstract, and one or more key descriptive terms (to help us put papers together into panels) + your contact information--work address, telephone numbers, email address. (Only the paper title, your name, institutional affiliation, and email address will appear in the program.)
If you want to propose a panel, indicate a panel title, a panel chair, and submit the above paper information for each panelist.
If you want to suggest a non-paper session (interview, roundtable discussion, etc.), submit a title, panel chair, and a description of what you propose.
We cannot schedule people to fit their ideal date/time slots, but if you have special circumstances, please let us know. Please note that the conference is scheduled for Easter/Passover week.
First Time Presenters: You are eligible for the Earl Award competition. To enter, indicate when you submit your proposal that you are a first time presenter and you would like to be considered for this award that honors the best first-time presentation.
Graduate Students and International Presenters: The PCA/ACA website has information on applying for a limited number of travel grants.
Please share this conference information with others who might be interested in what we do. Contact Marty Knepper at the email address above to add names to our mailing list.
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Received on Thu Oct 12 2006 - 11:20:24 EDT