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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

SW/TX PCA/ACA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Special CFP: Eureka (11/15/09; 02/10-13/10)

The 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA (at which the SF and F Area will be honored!)
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

This is a special CFP on SciFi's _Eureka_. All topics will be considered, although we especially encourage presentations which deal with the representation of:
• race and ethnicity
• gender
• food
• time and memory
• science
• small towns
• utopia/dystopia
• the investigative drama and science fiction/fantasy advertising/corporate sponsorship

Deadline for proposal submissions: November 15, 2009. The registration deadline is December 15, 2009. 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 (abuckman@saclink.csus.edu). 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

For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html.

Register early for discounted cost (see website) and to reserve space at the conference hotel as discounted rooms fill quickly.
Visit us at our Facebook site!: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=7322&post=37243&uid=53194657668#...

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). The Area is currently chaired by Ximena Gallardo C. of the City University of New York-LaGuardia, 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.