CFP: [Film] Reality Television Panel at Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association's Conference

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Reality Television
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 30th Annual

Conference Theme: “Reeling in the Years: 30 Years of Film, TV, and
Popular Culture”

February 24-28, 2009

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
will hold their 30th annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on
February 24-28, 2009. Proposals are now being accepted for panels on
Reality Television. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Reeling in the
Years: 30 Years of Film, TV, and Popular Culture,” papers are
particularly sought on aspects of film, TV, and popular culture of the
last 30 years with an emphasis on the popular culture of 1979. As
always, papers on any facet of reality television are also welcome.
Previous years’ presentations have explored the place of reality
television in modern culture; the ways in which reality television
programs are shaped as narrative; the development of reality television
programs as genres; the psychological, sociological, and philosophical
appeal of reality television; the ways in which reality television series
subvert and/or reinforce cultural, regional, and gender stereotypes; the
genesis, development (and decline?) of the reality television program;
and, the application of literary critical approaches to unpack reality
television programs.
Topics not included here are also welcome.
Abstracts of 150-250 words may be sent to Dr. James Bell (
by a priority deadline of November 15, 2008. The final deadline for
submissions is December 1, 2008. Please include a working title and a
brief biography of 100 words with your submission. Email submissions are


Telephone: (417) 690-3263

Dr. James Bell
Department of English
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, Missouri 65726

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