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Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA (41st Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference) (41st Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference)

Albuquerque, NM
Organization: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Event: 41st Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Pedagogy, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2020-02-19 to 2020-02-22 Abstract Due: 2019-11-20

Call for Papers

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

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 (extended): November 20, 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/

As popular genres, mystery and detective fiction reflect a wide range of changes in society in contemporary works, but they also have a venerable classic tradition. Submissions are welcomed that address mystery and detective fiction from both ends of this spectrum and every point in between.

Some possibilities:

Research addressing or applying theoretical or structural topics in the genre
Work focusing on any subgenre or aspect of mystery and detective fiction, from the hard-boiled to the cozy and from the latest trends to the classics
Work applying other theoretical approaches to representations of detectives and other characters from a wide range of racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities
Papers addressing particular regional aspects of mystery or detective fiction
Work on international writers in the genre
Analyses of television or film adaptations of the genre
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 November 20, 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 Mystery/Detective Fiction area, please contact its Area Chair, Dr. Lexey Bartlett, Fort Hays State University, labartlett@fhsu.edu.  

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

http://www.southwestpca.org

labartlett@fhsu.edu

Dr. Lexey Bartlett