Deadline Extended for Proposals to Mystery/Detective SW PCA/ACA--Nov. 15

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Extended Deadline Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
Southwest Popular/American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 19-22, 2014
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2013

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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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 abstracts to:

Possible areas include, but should not be limited to:

The Criminal Other
Recent Developments in the Police Procedural
The Wounded Detective
The Past in Mystery Novels
Queering the Mystery
Speculative Mysteries
Humor in Crime Fiction
Inter/Extra-textuality in Mystery/Detective Fiction
Third Wave Feminism
Geographies of Crime Fiction
Cultural Representations of Crime/Criminal
The Criminal as Hero
The “Other” as Sleuth
Ambiguity 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.)
Defending the Cozy
White Collar Crime/Corporate Crime
Sidekicks, Second Fiddles, and Fall Guys
Race and Ethnicity in Crime Fiction
Detection/Mystery in Dystopian Fiction

Email 200-250-¬‐word abstracts for individual presentations or 500-¬‐word abstracts for panel proposals directly into the database at
Upon acceptance, all presenters must register for February’s conference by December 31, 2011.

Ann Clark-Moore
Area Chair: Mystery/Detective Fiction
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