CFP: [General] Whedonverse: Buffy, Angel, Serenity, Firefly

full name / name of organization: 
Alyson Buckman
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SW/TX PCA/ACA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Special CFP: Joss
Whedon (12/01/08(extended); 2/24-28/2009)

The 30th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 24-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

This is a special CFP on the works of Joss Whedon, including: Dr.
Horrible’s Sing-along Blog, comics (Buffy season 8, Astonishing X-Men,
Runaways, Spike, Angel, Fray), Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity and

We especially encourage presentations on:
• Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog, including fan and viewing dynamics
• Buffy’s transformation into comics (Buffy season 8)
• Whedon’s work on Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Fray, or Tales of
the Vampires/Tales of the Slayers
• The construction of place
• Socioeconomic class
• Sexuality
• Race
• Firefly's transformation into Serenity
• Teaching Joss Whedon’s work
All Whedonverse topics will be considered. Please be sure to check out
the essays published in Slayage: the Online Journal of Buffy Studies as
well as the multiple publications on Whedon’s work prior to submitting.
Some familiarity with the field is expected.

Deadline for proposal submissions: December 1, 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 Alyson Buckman ( AND
Tamy Burnett ( 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
916 278-5335
Tamy Burnett
Department of English
202 Andrews Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
(402) 472-0791

For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas
Popular Culture/American Culture Association: http://www.h-

Whedonverse proposals should be submitted solely to the address above
( AND Other Science
Fiction and Fantasy proposals should go to Ximena Gallardo:

Register early for discounted cost and to reserve space at the conference
hotel as discounted rooms fill quickly.

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 coordinates special panels on
current “hot” topics or whatever else he is obsessed with this year.

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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