Call for Papers: Gender & Sexual Identity

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Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Gender & Sexual Identity
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico February 10-13, 2010

The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us this year, as a returning or first-time participant, as we celebrate a new future on Route 66 at this regional popular culture conference. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at Proposals are now being accepted for the Gender & Sexual Identity Area. Registration for the 2010 Southwest Texas Annual Conference will begin on June 1, 2009. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

Submissions pertaining to any aspect of gender studies, LGBT studies, and/or sexuality studies are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels. Of particular interest are contributions that explore the representation and/or social construction of masculinity, femininity, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and others in various media offerings (e.g., intriguing films, television programs, Internet sites, comic books, etc.) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings. Additional topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, advertising images and appeals, coming-of-age narratives, HIV/AIDS, romantic and sexual relationships, and queer theory in its various applications.

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent via email or physical addresses beginning June 1st, 2009. Deadline for submissions is August 1st 2009. Please include a current curriculum vitae and a working bibliography with your completed paper. Thank you!

Michael Johnson Jr., Area Chair, Gender & Sexual Identity
Department of American Studies
Washington State University
111 Wilson-Short Hall
Pullman, WA 99163