CFP: [General] Mystery and Detective Fiction

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Marilyn Rye
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Call for Papers
Mystery & Detective Fiction Section
Popular Culture Association
San Francisco
March 19-22, 2008

Investigating a topic in mystery or detective fiction?
Present your conclusions at the 2008 PCA Conference!

We welcome proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of
mystery & detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and
current trends.

Topics of particular interest for this conference are works by San
Francisco or California mystery writers or the use of the West Coast as a
setting in mysteries. Also of interest are works that deal with the
transformation of mysteries from written texts into films or other media,
and the appearance of mysteries in works that cross genre boundaries such
as computer games, graphic novels, film, and television. For more
information on the conference or postings on panels or events, go to>. Some current panels are “The Spinster
Detective,” “Raymond Chandler,” “West Coast PIs,” “Film Detectives”
& “Feminist PIs.”

Proposals must include a title and an abstract of 150-250 words. Submit
proposals to one program area only.

Please include complete contact information (name, home address, email,
phone, affiliation if any). Also, categorize your paper by type of
detective fiction such as “cozy,” “noir,” “feminist,” “hard-boiled,” etc.

Proposals are due Friday, November 9, 2007.

Send proposals, questions, requests for information to both chairs:

Marilyn Rye
Office of the Provost M-MS1-01
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
973-443-8343 (phone)
973-443-8087 (fax)

Karen Waldron

Dept. of Human Studies
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-5015 ext. 266 (phone)
207-288-3780 (fax)

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