He is now calling for presentations/papers for the upcoming conference of the Southwest/American Popular Culture and American Culture Association, Feb. 19-22, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference theme this year is: Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. Abstracts for papers/presentations on the topic “Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing” are due on Nov. 1.
Rob also supplied a handy list of topics that might be written about. They include: “Fan Culture and MST: The Misties (who are they and why)?,” “Gender roles, women and MST,” and “The rise of B-movie popularity as a result of being on MST.” (The full list, and full instructions on submitting, is here.)
So, this is where you get to help wannabe scholars: What topic do YOU think should be covered at the conference?