Thursday, March 25, 2010


PCA 2010 Conference


The 2010 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
Annual Conference is going to be held March 31 through April 3 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis.

More details about the conference here, the full conference program here, and detailed list of romance presenters here.

Romance I: Romancing Bollywood
Session Chair: Eric Murphy Selinger, DePaul University

Romance II: The Dark Side of Romance: Rape, Serial Killers, and Power Dynamics
Session Chair: Sarah S. G. Frantz, Fayetteville State University

Romance III: Nora Roberts: Food, Community, and Voice
Session Chair: An Goris, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/DePaul University

Romance IV: Theory, Criticism, and Ethics
Session Chair: Jessica Miller, University of Maine

Romance V: The Safe Spaces of Romance
Session Chair: Pamela Regis, McDaniel College

Romance VI: Romance Publishing: Canadian Romance, ePublishing, and Erotica, Oh My!
Session Chair: Crystal Goldman, San Jose State University

Romance VII: Romancing Vampires: Toothsome Heroes and Happy Endings
Session Chair: Sarah S. G. Frantz, Fayetteville State University

Romance VIII: Exploring History, Genre, Media
Session Chair: Darcy Martin, East Tennessee State University

Romance IX: So Classy!: High/Low/Middle Class/Culture
Session Chair: Sarah S. G. Frantz, Fayetteville State University

Romance X: The Construction of Gender: (Killer) Heroes and Heroines
Session Chair: Darcy Martin, East Tennessee State University

Romance XI: Happily Ever After: Romance Conventions In and Through Film and Fiction
Session Chair: Darcy Martin, East Tennessee State University

Romance Area Meeting
Chair: Sarah Frantz, University of North Carolina, Fayetteville, and Darcy Martin, East Tennessee State University

The Vampire in Literature, Culture, & Film: Roundtable—Blood, Sex, and Love: Exploring Vampire Romance Novels and Their Impact on the Image of the Vampire
Moderator: Amanda Hobson, Ohio University
Panelists: Jessica Miller, University of Maine and Heide Crawford, University of Kansas


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