CFP: [20th] Stephen King Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Yetter
contact email: 
myetter@niu.edu

The 20th Century panel of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference.

Subject matter for this year’s panel will be devoted to discussing 20th
century’s most well known horror writer, Stephen King. Proposals may
address King’s body of written work, or his various television and film
adaptations.

All paper topics on the horror writer are welcome. Ideal paper proposals,
however, would center upon:
 - the mythology of the Dark Tower series
 - controversy surrounding his being awarded the National Book
Foundation's Medal for DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICAN LETTERS
AWARD in 2003
 - King and Kubric’s conflicting visions for The Shining
 - Michael Chabon’s defense of Stephen King’s body of work in the larger
debate concerning the literary value of genre fiction

The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008 at
the Hilton—Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

All proposals should be emailed to Michael Yetter, Department of English,
Northern Illinois University at myetter_at_niu.edu.

The deadline for proposals is May 25, 2008.
More information about the conference can be found at
http://www.mpcaaca.org/

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