CFP: Supernatural Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (11/1/18; 2/20-23/2019)

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Call for Papers
February 20, 2019 to February 23, 2019
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Film and Film History

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 40h Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 20-23, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018.

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

  • The series longevity/influence

Submit 250-word paper or 500 word panel proposals to the 2018 SWPACA Presenter Database at


For questions: Erin Giannini,

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