Whedon Studies/Supernatural: Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 21, 2019 to November 15, 2019
Location: 
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Humanities, Popular Culture Studies, Communication

WHEDON STUDIES

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

The Area Chair invites paper or panel proposals on any topic related to the works of Joss Whedon. Any and all topics will be considered.  Insights into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly are always welcome, but Whedon’s body of work continues to expand, and we encourage proposals on:

 

  • Whedon’s work in the Marvel ‘verse, including Astonishing X-Men, The Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • The Whedonverse comics, from Fray on/Buffy comics reboot

  • Much Ado about Nothing

  • In Your Eyes/Bellwether Pictures

  • The Cabin in the Woods

  • Dollhouse

  • Speculation/thoughts on The Nevers and the move to premium cable over broadcast

  • The 20th anniversary of Angel‘s debut; the series’ legacy

 

The Area Chair invites proposals related to the CW television series Supernatural. 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

  • Examining the series legacy in its final season

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://register.southwestpca.org/southwestpca

 

For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at http://southwestpca.org/conference/faqs-and-tips/

 

Individual proposals for 15-minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words. Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.

 

For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.

 

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2020. For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

 

Registration and travel information for the conference is available at http://southwestpca.org/conference/conference-registration-information/

 

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at http://journaldialogue.org/

If you have any questions about the Whedon Studies area, please contact its Area Chair, Erin Giannini, egiannini37@gmail.com

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

 

Contact Info: 

Erin Giannini, Independent Scholar

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