Sunday, September 21, 2014

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy: Game of Thrones (11/1/14; 2/11-14/2015)

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy: Game of Thrones (11/1/14; 2/11-14/2015)
Join us for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference: “Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture,” February 11-14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations ( invite paper or panel proposals about the HBO series A Game of Thrones and/or the Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2014.
All topics related to the HBO series A Game of Thrones, the novel by that name, Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire book series as a whole, and any combination thereof will be considered.

Submit 250-word paper or 500-word panel proposals to the 2015 SWPACA Presenter Database at Choose the area “Science Fiction & Fantasy: Game of Thrones.” This online submission database will be available after July 1. If you are experiencing difficulties with the website, please follow the help prompts on the database page.

Direct questions to: Brian Cowlishaw,

For more details on the conference, please visit the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association:

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More about the SF&F Area:
With an average of 70+ presenters annually, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association is one of the most dynamic and well attended areas at the conference. Numerous book and article publications have originated from our panels.

The Area was founded in 1995 by Prof. Richard Tuerk of the Texas A&M University-Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) and author of Oz in Perspective (McFarland, 2007). The Area is currently chaired by Ximena Gallardo C. of the City University of New York-LaGuardia and co-author of Alien Woman: The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley (Continuum: 2004); Rikk Mulligan of Longwood University, author of “Zombie Apocalypse: Plague and the End of the World in Popular Culture” (End of Days, McFarland 2009); Tamy Burnett of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, co-editor of The Literary Angel(McFarland, 2010); Brian Cowlishaw, Associate Professor at Northeastern State University, author of "No Future Shock Here: The Jetsons, Happy Tech, and the Patriarchy" (The Galaxy is Rated G, McFarland: 2011); Erin Giannini, independent scholar, who has presented and published work on series such as DollhouseSupernatural, and Mystery Science Theater 3000; and Susan Fanetti, Associate Professor at California State University Sacramento.