CFP: Supernatural SWPACA (11/1/16; 2/15-18/2017)

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2017 to February 18, 2017
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Cultural History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Popular Culture Studies

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association ( invite paper or panel proposals on any topic related to the CW television series Supernatural.


Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 15-18, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016.

Any and all topics will be considered, although we especially encourage proposals on:

  • Narrative Structure
  • Genre conventions
  • Fandom/Fan culture
  • Representations of socioeconomic class, gender & sexuality, and race & ethnicity
  • Representations of myth, religion, and (urban) legend
  • Uses of violence
  • Music in the show
  • The series’ response to/engagement with metatextuality and/or fandom

Submit 250-word paper or 500 word panel proposals to the 2016 SWPACA Presenter Database at Choose the area “Science Fiction & Fantasy – Supernatural (TV series).”


For questions: Erin Giannini,

More about the SWPACA:

Graduate students who present papers in the Area are eligible to apply for the Richard Tuerk “Out of This World” Paper Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy.  See

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SWPACA has launched a new journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy. Please visit

More about the SF&F Area:
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.

Contact Info: 

Erin Giannini

Independent Scholar

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