Call for Papers: Espionage and Popular Culture: James Bond, Espionage and Eurospy

Michele Brittany Discussion
Call for Papers
November 1, 2015
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Journalism and Media Studies, Literature, Popular Culture Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Call for Papers:

Espionage and Popular Culture: James Bond, Espionage, and Eurospy

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015

37th Annual Southwest Popular /American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference

Conference Dates: February 10 – 13, 2016

Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM, (505) 842-1234

Conference Website:

The SWPACA James Bond, Espionage, and Eurospy Area Chair invites papers on ANY aspect of the James Bond franchise and the spy/espionage and Eurospy genre in films, literature, comics, videogames, and any other popular culture medium. Here are some topics to consider, but this is by no means an exhaustive list of theoretical and pop culture frameworks:

  • Spy/espionage – historical context
  • Secret agents – global representations and local identities
  • Refashioning and ret-con of the spy model
  • Cold War, post-modern and 21st century spy psychology
  • Gender, i.e. Bond-sploitation
  • Film: James Bond, Jason Bourne, Agent Vinod, Salt, Agent 077, Kommisar X, OSS 117, Eurospy
  • Television: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Turn, Chuck, MI5, Burn Notice, She Spies, The Assets
  • Literature: Fleming, Bruce, Gardner, Benson, Hamilton, Weinberg, Higson, Ludlum, LeCarre
  • Comics: X-9 Corrigan, Super Spy, Danger Girl, The Secret Service, Velvet
  • Cartoons: Archer, James Bond Jr., Totally Spies!,
  • Anime: Najica Blitz Tactics, Golgo 13, Gunslinger Girl, Darker Than Black, Master Keaton
  • Videogames: GoldenEye, 007 Legends, Alpha Protocol, No One Lives Forever, Splinter Cell
  • Anti-Bond: The Quiller Memorandum, The Ipcress File, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Liquidator
  • Music, Fashion, Advertisements, etc.

Please note the following presentation details:

  • Please send a 250 word abstract and the presentation title by November 1, 2015 via the online submission database at
  • Presentation time consideration: 15 min maximum. Limit of one presentation at the conference. For all areas accepting abstracts, please see:


Contact Info: 

Michele Brittany, Independent Scholar