Monday, July 18, 2011

CFP CFP MAPACA Conference 2011 SF/Fantasy Area (6/15/11)

Sorry I missed this one:

CFP MAPACA Conference 2011 SF/Fantasy Area

Call for Papers (CFP) MAPACA 2011
The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invites academics, graduate and undergraduate students, independent scholars, and artists to submit papers for the annual conference, to be held in Washington, D.C. Those interested in presenting at the conference are invited to submit ONE proposal or panel to ONE of the areas listed below by June 15, 2011. Include a brief bio with your proposal. Single papers, as well as 3- or 4-person panels and roundtables, are encouraged. For further information, updates on areas and area chairs, please visit MAPACA¡¦s web site at

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Science Fiction and Fantasy welcomes papers/presentations in any critical, theoretical, or (inter)disciplinary approach to any topic related to SF/F: art; literature; radio; film; television; video, role-playing, and multi-player online games. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:

„X Fans and Fandom/Community Building
„X Gender and Sexuality
„X Race and Otherness
„X Class and Hierarchies
„X Utopia/Dystopia
„X Language and Rhetoric
„X Genre¡XSpace Opera, Cyberpunk, Dark Fantasy, etc.
„X Textual Analysis
„X Sociological or Psychological Readings
„X Archival Research/History
„X Technology¡XTextual and Literal
„X Online Identity Construction
„X Mythology and Quest Narratives
„X Creatures and Aliens
„X Science and Magic
„X Reading Other ¡§Worlds¡¨

Vampire Romance
Vampire Romance welcomes papers/presentations which examine any of the recent (and not so recent) representations of vampires not as blood-sucking fiends, but as romantic heroes in film, television, art, and literature. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:

„X The Byronic Hero
„X Textual Analysis
„X Race and Otherness
„X Language and Rhetoric
„X Archival Research/History
„X Fans and Fandom
„X Sociological or Psychological Readings

For those who relish their vampire fiends, MAPACA also has a place for you. See our ¡§Horror¡¨ area.

Marilyn Stern Wentworth Institute of Technology

Marilyn R. Stern
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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