category: twentieth century and beyond

MAPACA -- Urban Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
bmm202@nyu.edu (Blagovesta Momchedjikova)

"When a man rides a long time through wild regions, he feels the desire for a city," writes Italo Calvino in his beautiful account of imaginary urban environments, Invisible Cities. The Urban Culture area of MAP/ACA seeks presenters who explore the varied ways in which humans inhabit the city (real, imaginary, lost) and negotiate their urban desires.

MAPACA -- Travel and Tourism Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jesweda@pobox.upenn.edu (Jennifer Erica Sweda)

Travel and Tourism Studies continues to gain popularity as an academic field, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature.

MAPACA -- Television Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
ashs@ncc.edu (Scott Ash)

Television's impact on socialization and information is enormous. In this regard, the television interest area for MAPACA seeks to investigate the relationship between television and our lives.

MAPACA -- Technical Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
ascherl@wit.edu (Lois Ascher)

This area addresses the connections between technology and culture. Of special concern is the subtle shaping of values, beliefs and behaviors in society induced by those links.

MAPACA -- Sports Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
trumino@stjohns.edu (Joseph Trumino)

The Sports category welcomes a broad range of scholarship that is well researched and contains sports-related themes.

MAPACA -- Sexuality and Erotica Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
RandolphScott@att.net (Kimberly Golden)

The area of Sexuality and Erotica invites papers that address any aspect of human sexual experience and erotica in any form (literary, artistic --
visual, musical, dance, theatrical, photographic).

MAPACA -- Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
sternm@wit.edu (Marilyn Stern)

Science Fiction and Fantasy welcomes papers/presentations in any critical, theoretical, or (inter)disciplinary approach to any topic related to SF/F

MAPACA -- Popular Novels Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
akkaler@verizon.net (Anne K. Kaler)

Within the area of popular novels, this panel seeks to cover critical investigations of those works of literature which fall outside of the recognized canon of literature.

MAPACA -- Popular Literary Landscapes Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
wxm3@psu.edu (Bill Mistichelli)

The Popular Literary Landscapes panel of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference seeks abstracts of
papers (250 words) that address landscape descriptions which serve to identify and define important aspects of the human condition.

MAPACA -- Native American Studies Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association
contact email: 
denson@ithaca.edu (Ron Denson)

Proposals focusing on any issue pertaining to the experience, literature, representation, or history of Native Americans, especially in the 500 years snce the conquest, are welcome.

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