CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Historical Fiction (10/30/07; 2/13/08-2/16/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Cristine Soliz
contact email: 

2008 Southwest/Texas Regional Meeting in Albuquerque
Popular Culture and American Culture Association
February 13 -16, 2008: Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM
Historical Fiction: "Setting the hiSTORY Straight"

Panels and papers about Historical Fiction in literature, film, or television
are now being accepted for the 28th Annual Conference. Albuquerque is the
perfect place for this conference since historically it has signified the
diverse kinds of settings seen in historical fiction or in historical settings
in fiction: cultural, socio-political, psycho-social, as well as in re-setting
historical (mis)representations of diverse Southwest and American cultures. The
theme is inclusive of everything from intertextual allusions to memoirs and
recontextualizations of historical moments or adapting historical narrative for
contemporary audiences in nouveau settings (or setting the narrative
straighter/better). The topic can also be discussed in terms of the genre and
its conventions in the past, present, and future, or the dialectic between
narrative or fiction and factual events. Comparative, interdisciplinary,
intercultural, and postcolonial papers are encouraged. All queries are welcome.
Please pass this call along to colleagues.

Paper and panel proposals should include an abstract of 100-200 words by email.
Presentation time is 15-20 minutes. Please include your contact information and
a biographical paragraph. Specify equipment requirements for your presentation.

For panels, please include: panel title; name and contact info of panel chair; an abstract, contact
and biographical info from each presenter.

Deadline for Panel Proposals, November 15, 2007
Deadline for Paper Proposals, November 30, 2007

The SW/TX PCA/ACA annual conferences are structured according to a wide range of
interest areas. Times and rooms are assigned according to area by conference
organizers. Information about registration and previous conference programs are
available online at Awards are available for
graduate students. All participants must register by December 31, 2007.

Albuquerque is a unique site for this conference because of its ever-present
transcultural history in the Southwest. Albuquerque is located near a major
airport and within easy distance from Santa Fe and the Northern New Mexico
Pueblo tribes. The hotel is in downtown Albuquerque. Hyatt Regency, 300 Tijeras,

Please submit proposals in email attachments to:
Dr. Cristine Soliz, Historical Fiction Chair
DinÇ College at Tuba City

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