Calls for Papers

CFP: SF/Fantasy & Vampire Romance: MAPACA 2010

Call For Papers in SF/Fantasy & Vampire Romance: MAPACA 2010
Location: Virginia, United States
Call for Papers Deadline: 2010-06-15

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) invites academics, graduate and undergraduate students, independent scholars, and artists to submit papers for the 2010 conference in the areas of Science Fiction/ Fatnasy, and our new area, Vampire Romance. The conference will be held in Alexandria, VA. Submit abstracts by June 15 to sternm@wit.edu. Please visit http://www.mapaca.net for more information.

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:

„X Fans and Fandom/Community Building
„X Gender and Sexuality
„X Race and Otherness
„X Class and Hierarchies
„X Utopia/Dystopia
„X Language and Rhetoric
„X Genre¡XSpace Opera, Cyberpunk, Dark Fantasy, etc.
„X Textual Analysis
„X Sociological or Psychological Readings
„X Archival Research/History
„X Technology¡XTextual and Literal
„X Online Identity Construction
„X Mythology and Quest Narratives
„X Creatures and Aliens
„X Science and Magic
„X Reading Other ¡§Worlds¡¨

Vampire Romance welcomes papers/presentations which examine any of the recent (and not so recent) representations of vampires not as blood- sucking fiends, but as romantic heroes in film, television, art, and literature. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:

„X The Byronic Hero
„X Textual Analysis
„X Race and Otherness
„X Language and Rhetoric
„X Archival Research/History
„X Fans and Fandom
„X Sociological or Psychological Readings

For those who relish their vampire fiends, MAPACA also has a place for you. See our ¡§Horror¡¨ area.

Marilyn R. Stern
Dept. of Humanities
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115
617-989-4371

Email: sternm@wit.edu
Visit the website at http://www.mapaca.net

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