[UPDATE] Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture Area

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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of writing/rhetoric and popular culture. This includes the use of popular culture in rhetoric/writing educational settings or interpretations of rhetoric/writing in popular culture. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to,

- Uses of popular culture to teach writing/rhetoric
- Depictions of writers/rhetors in popular media
- Applications of rhetorical theory to popular culture
- Analysis of writing/rhetoric in popular culture
- Unique forms of rhetoric used in popular culture

Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system (http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/). Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2013.

Graduate students are invited to apply for competitively awarded travel grants from MPCA/MACA. Undergraduate students should enter our undergraduate paper competition.

Please direct inquiries to the area chair, Chris Blankenship, Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, Emporia State University, c.n.blankenship@gmail.com.

More information on the conference, including official call for papers and hotel information may be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org.