Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Annual Meeting 
Atlanta, Georgia, April 12-15, 2006.

“German Fairy Tales, Sci-Fi/Comics and Fan Fiction: What’s in Reading?”

Papers are sought that deal with German fairy tales, Sci-Fi and fan fiction.
Individual papers on the role of these genres in the context of popular culture
and popular reading habits, or about their relative importance, impact and
interconnection are welcome. For instance, how do German fairy tales rate with,
and relate to Japanese sci-fi and comics, or with the inescapable Harry Potter
phenomenon? How does German-language interaction with the genres of Märchen,
Sci-fi/Comics demonstrate itself, for instance, in fan fiction?

Please send 150-200 word abstracts and a brief CV by the deadline of November 1,
2005. Electronic submissions are welcome and preferred.

German Literature and Culture Area Chair:
Claude Desmarais
DLLL, S561 Ross
York University
4700 Keele
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3
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