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The 20th Century panel of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
Subject matter for this yearâ€™s panel will be devoted to discussing 20th
centuryâ€™s most well known horror writer, Stephen King. Proposals may
address Kingâ€™s body of written work, or his various television and film
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 Kubricâ€™s conflicting visions for The Shining
- Michael Chabonâ€™s defense of Stephen Kingâ€™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 Hiltonâ€”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
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