Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's Annual Conference - Call for Abstracts

Hello All! I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! I’ve been on a little hiatus, drafting a number of upcoming blog posts and preparing for an upcoming conference. And speaking of conferences, yes, it is that time of year again in which I'm putting out the call for abstracts for the upcoming annual conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference will be held February 19 - 22, 2014. I've been attending since 2008 when I was a graduate student and honestly, it's a very good opportunity for students and independent scholars to come share one's scholarship with like minded individuals. I’ll share more in the days ahead regarding the conference, but in the meantime, here’s the CFP for my area: Espionage and Popular Culture: James Bond, Espionage, and Eurospy. Deadline for abstracts is November 1, 2013. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me in the comments or by email.

Call for Papers:
Espionage and Popular Culture: James Bond, Espionage and Eurospy
Title and Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013

35th Annual Southwest Popular /American Culture Association (SWPACA)
Conference Dates: February 19 - 22, 2014
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 842-1234
Conference Website:

The SWPACA James Bond, Espionage and Eurospy Area Chair invites papers for the annual conference on ANY aspect of the James Bond franchise and the spy/espionage and Eurospy genre in films, literature, comics, videogames, and any other popular culture medium. Here are some topics to consider, but is by no means an exhaustive list of theoretical and pop culture frameworks:

  • Spy/espionage – historical context
  • Secret agents – global representations and local identities
  • Refashioning and ret-con of the spy model
  • Cold war, post-modern and 21st century spy psychology
  • Gender, i.e. Bond-sploitation
  • Film: James Bond, Jason Bourne, Helm, Agent Vinod, Salt, Agent 077, Kommisar X, OSS 117
  • Television: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Get Smart, Chuck, MI5, Burn Notice, She Spies, Cover Up
  • Literature: Fleming, Bruce, Gardner, Benson, Hamilton, Weinberg, Higson, Ludlum, LeCarre
  • Comics: X-9 Corrigan, Super Spy, Danger Girl, The Secret Service
  • Cartoons: Archer, James Bond Jr., Totally Spies!,
  • Anime: Najica Blitz Tactics, Golgo 13, Gunslinger Girl, Darker Than Black, Master Keaton
  • Videogames: GoldenEye, 007 Legends, Alpha Protocol, No One Lives Forever, Splinter Cell
  • Anti-Bond: The Quiller Memorandum, The Ipcress File, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Liquidator
  • Music, Fashion, Advertisements, etc.
 Please note the following presentation details:

  • Please send a 250 word abstract and the presentation title by November 1, 2013 via the online submission database at
  • Presentation time consideration: 15 min maximum. Limit of one presentation at the conference. For all areas accepting abstracts, please see:

Michele Brittany, James Bond, Espionage and Eurospy Area Chair
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