Instead of a Call for Papers, it’s a Call for People from the Professors Brilliant over at Teach Me Tonight:
It is time for an academic society for the study of popular romance fiction, with all the rights and privileges appertaining thereunto, like a journal and conferences. So we have decided to start one! The society will be called The International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR) and the journal will be an online, open-source journal called The Journal of Popular Romance Studies (JPRS).
So, we’re looking for people who might be interested in helping us build these institutions. Do you want to get in on the ground floor? Do you already have experience in the hierarchy of an academic organization or with an academic journal that you’d love to share with us, even if you don’t want to be involved in the day-to-day aspects of running either? Please let us know!
Any interested parties, please email Professor Frantz (sarahfrantz @ gmail.com), Assistant Professor of Excellent Awesome. I think this is pretty much an all-hands-on-deck kind of request, so if you’re a graphic designer, web kickasser, grant writer, peer reviewer, academic climatographer, or cutter-througher of administrative b.s., bring in your noise and your funk. I’m so on board with this one.