LAST CALL: CFP: Doctor Who &/or Torchwood SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

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Call for Papers Science Fiction and Fantasy Area: Special Area: Doctor Who &/or Torchwood

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

CFP: Doctor Who &/or Torchwood SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

The 2011 National and Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Joint Conference, The Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, April 20-23, 2011.

This is a special call for papers on the Doctor Who and/or Torchwood television series. The following topics are a small sampling of what might be addressed:
• genre (uses of comedy, horror, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, etc.)
• philosophy
• regeneration(s) of the series
• gender
• history/historicity
• music
• auteur-ship
• spin-off shows such as The Sarah Jane Adventures
All Doctor Who and/or Torchwood topics will be considered.

Please send queries and 250-word paper proposals to:

Tamy Burnett,

Include with the submission full contact information including email, phone, snail mail, and institutional affiliation.

Deadline for proposal submissions: December 15, 2010. Earlier proposals are welcomed and will be responded to with all due haste. The registration deadline is January 7, 2011. All participants must register by that date or they will not be permitted to present or appear in the program.

For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association:

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, and Brian Cowlishaw of Northeastern State University. Though the co-chairs consult on submissions, Ximena is primarily responsible for the general organization of the conference panels and coordinates special panels, Alyson and Tamy coordinate the Whedonverse panels (Buffy, Firefly, Angel, and etc.), and Brian reviews and organizes the literature panels.

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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.

Area Co-Chair Names: Alyson Buckman, Tamy Burnett, Brian Cowlishaw, and Ximena Gallardo
Area: Science Fiction and Fantasy
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