[UPDATE} Extended Deadline - May 15: Area of Whedon Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); his films (Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes); his comics (e.g. Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Better Days, The Shepherd's Tale, Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock!, Tales of the Slayers , Tales of the Vampires, Angel: After the Fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Season Nine, and Season Ten); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators (Marti Noxon, Tim Minear, David Fury, Jane Espenson, Jed and Zack Whedon, etc.). Additionally, a proposal may address paratexts, fandoms, or Whedon's extracurricular—political and activist—activities, such as his involvement with Equality Now.

We invite presentations from the perspective of any discipline: literature, history, communications, film and television studies, fan studies, women's studies, religion, linguistics, music, cultural studies, and others.

Please upload a 250 word abstract or panel proposal on any aspect of Whedon Studies to the Whedon Studies area: http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Proposals must be submitted by May 15, 2015

Conference Location: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH. 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202.
Phone: (513) 421-9100.

Any questions? Please email Katherine Whaley at kwhaleyuky@gmail.com

More information about the conference can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org/