full name / name of organization:
Special CFP: Joss Whedon's Fantasy Worlds: comics, Buffy, Angel,
Firefly, Serenity... Dollhouse?
Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/21/07; 2/13-16/2008)
The 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
The SW/TX PCA/ACA annual conference represents one of the nation's
largest gatherings of interdisciplinary scholars. The Science Fiction
and Fantasy Area is one of the largest areas at the SW/TX PCA/ACA and has
had especially fine presentations. There have been multiple successful
panels on the work of Joss Whedon (eight in 2007, including a performance
piece). The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area again
invite paper and panel proposals on the special topic of Joss Whedon's
work, including the comics, Buffy: TVS, Angel, Firefly, and Serenity.
We especially encourage presentations on:
Buffyâ€™s transformation into comics (Buffy season 8)
The construction of place
Whedonâ€™s work on comics: Buffy season 8, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways,
Fray, or Tales of the Vampires/Tales of the Slayers
Firefly's transformation into Serenity
Teaching Joss Whedonâ€™s work
All Whedonverse topics will be considered, however.
Deadline for proposal submissions: Extended to November 21, 2007. The
registration deadline is December 31, 2007. All participants must
register by that date or will not be permitted to present or appear in
Please send electronic queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word
panel proposals to abuckman_at_csus.edu. Include full contact info (name,
institutional affiliation if any, snail mail address, phone and fax
numbers, and e-mail) for all participants, working titles for proposals,
as well as current curriculum vitae.
Snail mail contact info:
Alyson Buckman, PhD
Department of Humanities and Religious Studies
6000 J St.
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95819-6083
(I am on sabbatical Fall 2007, however, and so will not be able to
regularly check these contact points)
For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas
Popular Culture/American Culture Association: http://www.h-
net.org/~swpca/index.html. For more information on the Science Fiction
and Fantasy Area, please visit:
Whedonverse proposals should be submitted solely to the address above
Other Science Fiction and Fantasy proposals should go to Ximena Gallardo
or C. Jason Smith, the co-chairs for the area:
ximena_gallardo_c_at_yahoo.com or jsmith_at_lagcc.cuny.edu.
Register early for discounted cost and to reserve space at the conference
hotel: discounted rooms fill quickly.
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