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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Myth and Fairy Tales at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference 2024)

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Organization: SWPACA (Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Event: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference 2024
Categories: Postcolonial, Graduate Conference, Hispanic & Latino, Genre & Form, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, 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: 2024-02-21 to 2024-02-24 Abstract Due: 2023-11-14

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 45th 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/

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” 

·                 Disney 

·                 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://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 now November 14, 2023.  

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January 1, 2024.  SWPACA also offers travel fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/graduate-student-awards/

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

For 2024, we are excited to return to the Marriott Albuquerque (2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110), which boasts free parking and close proximity to dining, shopping, and other delights.

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.dooley@utrgv.edu. If you have general questions about the conference, please contact us at support@southwestpca.org, and a member of the executive team will get back to you.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!



Sheila Dooley