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SW/TX PCA/ACA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Special CFP: Torchwood
The 30th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association
February 24-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
This is a special CFP on the television show Torchwood.
All Torchwood topics will be considered, but we especially encourage
â€¢ Fan engagement
â€¢ Character analysis
â€¢ Narrative structure
â€¢ Racial/ethnic/national identity
Deadline for proposal submissions: November 15, 2008. The registration
deadline is December 31, 2008. All participants must register by that
date or will not be permitted to present or appear in the program.
Please send (preferably electronic) queries, 250 word paper proposals,
and 500 word panel proposals to Tamy Burnett
(tburnett2_at_unlnotes.unl.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:
Department of English
202 Andrews Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
Electronic contact info: tburnett2_at_unlnotes.unl.edu (e-proposals
For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas
Popular Culture/American Culture Association: http://www.swtxpca.org/.
Torchwood proposals should be submitted solely to the address above
(tburnett2_at_unlnotes.unl.edu). Other Science Fiction and Fantasy
proposals should go to Ximena Gallardo: ximena_gallardo_c_at_yahoo.com.
Register early for discounted cost and to reserve space at the conference
hotel as discounted rooms fill quickly. See http://www.swtxpca.org for
early bid registration deadlines.
More about the SF&F Area:
The Area was founded in 1995 by Prof. Richard Tuerk of the Texas A&M
University-Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) and author of
Oz in Perspective (McFarland, 2007). The Area is currently chaired by
Ximena Gallardo C. of the City University of New York-LaGuardia and co-
author of Alien Woman: The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley (Continuum: 2004),
Alyson Buckman of the California State University-Sacramento, Tamy
Burnett of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Brian Cowlishaw of
Northeastern State University, and C. Jason Smith of the City University
of New York- LaGuardia. Though the co-chairs consult on submissions,
Ximena is primarily responsible for the general organization of the
conference panels, Alyson and Tamy coordinate the Whedonverse panels
(Buffy, Firefly, Angel, and etc.), Brian reviews and organizes the
literature panels, and Jason and Tamy coordinate special panels on
current â€œhotâ€ topics.
With an average of 70+ presenters annually, The Science Fiction and
Fantasy Area of the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture and American
Culture Association is one of the most dynamic and well attended areas at
the conference. Numerous book and article publications have originated
from our panels.
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