CFP: Romance Fiction (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Romance Fiction: Satin Sheets

Romance Writers & Writing

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Regional Conference
February 8-11, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
phone: 1.505.842.1234
fax: 1.505.766.6710

Individual presenters and panelists are invited to examine the popular
culture of romance writers & romance writing for the association's annual regional
conference. This conference will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to
share scholarly interests and to gain insights into romance fiction with other
academics and interested individuals.

We are looking for individual paper proposal submissions and/or panel
proposals for this unique genre of fiction. Topics might include, but are not limited
to, issues such as
archetypes, the body, conformity, conventions, culture, ethnic roles, gender,
genre, the hero and heroine, history, ideal female/male representations, love,
 myth, power, sex and sex roles, social aspects, social expectations,
subversion, technology, transcendence, values, virtues. E-mail me some titles of
recent presentations.

Those interested in presenting a paper or participating on a panel at this
conference should send an abstract of approximately 100 words (or more) to me,
the area chair, no later than November 15, 2005. Attached to your abstract you
are asked to please submit a short "potential" bibliography if possible and
include a brief biographical sketch about yourself. Submissions may require some
refinement at the area chair's discretion. Final decisions regarding the
organization of our sessions for this conference will be made shortly after the
submission deadline. I will keep you informed as things develop.

If you have colleagues or friends who might be interested in presenting in
this area at this conference, please forward them this e-mail.

Please send your abstracts and proposals to:

Cheryl Wiltse
Texas Woman's University
English, Speech & Foreign Languages
P.O. Box 425829
Denton, TX 76204
940-898-2341 (e-mail submissions preferred)

The SW/TX PCA/ACA accepts scholarly papers from academics, students, and
professionals. Those with no academic affiliation are also encouraged to submit
proposals for presentation. Presenters are limited to giving one paper at this
conference. When presented, papers should run no longer than 15-20 minutes. The
organization should meet your required audio visual needs. All presenters
must join the one of the two associations.

For additional information about the conference or hotel, please visit the
SC/TX PCA/ACA website at
<> and at <>, or contact
me <> if you have any questions.
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