Wednesday, June 4, 2014


 The following may be of interest.

Call for Papers MAPACA 2014

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invites academics, graduate and undergraduate students, independent scholars, and artists to submit papers for the annual conference, to be held in Baltimore, November 6-8, 2014. Those interested in presenting at the conference are invited to submit a proposal or panel by June 15, 2014. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words long. Include a brief bio with your proposal. Single papers, as well as 3- or 4-person panels and roundtables, are encouraged. All proposals should be submitted via the online system at, where you can also find more information on our organization and our conference.

 Science Fiction and Fantasy welcomes papers/presentations in any critical, theoretical, or (inter)disciplinary approach to any topic related to SF/F: art; literature; radio; film; television; video, role-playing, and multi-player online games. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:

Ø  Gender and Sexuality
Ø  Race and Otherness
Ø  Class and Hierarchies
Ø  Utopia/Dystopia
Ø  Mythology and Quest Narratives
Ø  Creatures and Aliens
Ø  Science and Magic
Ø  Reading Other Worlds
Ø  Language and Rhetoric
Ø  Genre: Space Opera, Cyberpunk, Dark Fantasy, Steampunk, etc.
Ø  Fans and Fandom/Community Building
Ø  Textual Analysis
Ø  Sociological or Psychological Readings
Ø  Archival Research/History
Ø  Technology: Textual and Literal
Ø  Online Identity Construction
Ø  Fairy Tales
Ø  Paranormal Romance
Ø  Young Adult Literature
Ø  Tolkien (literature and film)

 Area Chairs: Marilyn Stern                                  
                       Leigha McReynolds
Visit for a full list of areas.

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