Saturday, May 2, 2009
Call for Papers: NEPCA Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legends Area (6/1/09; Queens, NY 10/23-24/09)
CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
2009 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City), Friday October 23 and Saturday October 24, 2009
Proposals by 1 June 2009
Proposals are invited from scholars of all levels for papers to be presented in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length and may address any aspect of science fiction, fantasy, and/or legends in popular culture.
Given the proximity to Halloween, we are especially interested in proposals devoted to the topic “Monstrous Medievalisms: Investigations of the Medieval in Gothic and Horror Narratives” for a session “Monstrous Medievalisms 2009” to be sponsored by the Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages.
If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel of papers, please send a 1-2 page paper proposal of approximately 500 words and a one-page vita to both the Program Chair and to the appropriate Area Chair for your paper at the following addresses:
Professor Mark Van Ells
Queensborough Community College
City University of New York
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364.
Michael A. Torregrossa
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Legend Area Chair
34 Second Street
Smithfield, RI, 02917
The Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) is a regional affiliate of the American Culture Association and the Popular Culture Association. NEPCA is an association of scholars in New England and New York, organized in 1974 at the University of Rhode Island. We reorganized and incorporated in Boston in 1992. The purpose of this professional association is to encourage and assist research, publication, and teaching on popular culture and culture studies topics by scholars in the northeast region of the United States. By bringing together scholars from various disciplines, both academic and non-academic people, we foster interdisciplinary research and learning.
Membership in NEPCA is required for participation. Annual dues are currently $30. Further details are available at http://users.wpi.edu/~jphanlan/NEPCA.html.