All scholars working in the areas of myth and/or fairy tales are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the upcoming SWPACA Conference. Panels are now forming on topics related to all aspects of myths and fairy tales and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales; one or the other is perfectly fine. Presentations considering both genres are of course welcome and can stimulate interesting discussions. Proposals for forming your own Myth or Fairy Tale-focused panel – especially panels focused on one particular myth/tale – are encouraged.
Paper topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):
- Where Fairy Tales and Myth Overlap
- Non-Western Myths and Fairy Tales
- Revised Fairy Tales
- Fairy Tales in/as “Children’s Literature”
- Urban Fairy Tales
- Ethnic Myths and Fairy Tales
- Gendered Readings of Myths and Fairy Tales
- Postcolonial Myths and Fairy Tales
- Myths and Fairy Tales in Advertising Culture
- Reading Myths and Fairy Tales in the Popular Culture of Past Centuries
- Performing Myths and Fairy Tales: Drama and/or Ritual
- Genres of Myths and/or Fairy Tales: Film, Television, Poetry, Novels, Music, Comic Books, Picture Books, Short Stories, or Graphic Novels
All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference2018.southwestpca.org/
For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at
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 22, 2017.
SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due December 1. 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/registration/
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 Myth and Fairy Tales area, please contact its Area Chair, Sheila Dooley, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Sheila Dooley, Area Chair, Myth and Fairy Tales