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Erin Giannini <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:24:51 -0600
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Call for Papers
Supernatural (the series)
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd 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

The Supernatural Area seeks presentation proposals on any aspects of the
recently ended CW series Supernatural. Any and all topics will be
considered, although we especially encourage proposals on:

   - Narrative structure
   - Genre conventions
   - Fandom/Fan culture
   - LGBTQ+ Representation (or lack thereof)
   - Representations of socioeconomic class, gender & sexuality, and race &
   - Representations of myth, religion, and (urban) legend
   - Uses of violence
   - Music in the show
   - The series’ response to/engagement with metatextuality and/or fandom
   - Examining the series’ legacy

<>All proposals must be
submitted through the conference’s database at

For details on using the submission database and on the application process
in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at

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 October 31, 2021.

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a
variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due January
1, 2022.  SWPACA also offers travel fellowships for undergraduate and
graduate students. For more information, visit

Registration and travel information for the conference will be available at

In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly
journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and
Pedagogy, at

If you have any questions about the Supernatural area, please contact its
Area Chair, Erin Giannini ([log in to unmask]).

If you have general questions about the conference, please contact us at
[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, and a member of
the executive team will get back to you.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite