CFP: Romance (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Fife
contact email: 

  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
  For more information on the PCA/ACA, please
  go to
  We are considering proposals for sessions organized around
  a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are
  scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers
  per standard session.
  Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting
  a proposal or have any questions, please contact the area chair
  (see below).
  We are interested in any and all topics about or related
  to romance fiction—all genres, all kinds, and all eras.
  Some possible topics (but not limited to these):
  --Individual Novels or Romance Authors (Jennifer Crusie,
  Emma Holly, Laura Kinsale, Eloisa James, etc.)
  --New Directions in Category Romance (recent and forthcoming
  lines, changing demographics, etc.)
  --New Directions in Romance Scholarship (historicist, formalist,
  queer-theoretical, etc.)
  --Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Romance, and same-sex love
  within predominantly heterosexual texts
  --Genre-Bending and Genre-Crossing authors and texts (SF romance,
  erotic romance, chick-lit, etc.)
  --Bad Boys and Wicked Women (approaches to and trends in erotic romance)
  --African-American, Latina, and other Multicultural romance
  --History of Romance Fiction (major authors and texts, turning points
  in the development of the genre)
  --Romance on the World Stage (texts in translation, romange manga,
  non-Western writers, readers, and publishers)
  Submit a one-page (150-250 word) proposal or abstract (via regular
  mail or e-mail) by November 1, 2006, to both area chairs below:
  Eric Selinger
  Dept. of English
  DePaul Univ.
  802 West Belden Ave.
  Chicago, IL 60614
  Darcy Martin
  Women's Studies
  East Tennessee State University
  (423) 439-6311
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