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 Please visit 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

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