UPDATE: [20th] S(t)imulated Reality: NeMLA 2009, Boston, 2/26-3/1 (Deadline: 9/19)

full name / name of organization: 
Robin DeRosa
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S(t)imulated Reality

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

This panel will look at pop cultural simulations of the real. Topics to
be covered could include reality television; living history museums;
Disneyland; planned residential communities such as Celebration USA;
Second Life, online gaming, and avatars; metafiction; and literary
hoaxes. Is the “real” strengthened and reinscribed by the copy that
acknowledges it, or is the “real” confounded by simulations which
ultimately supplant reality with a kind of hyperreality?

Abstracts to Dr. Robin DeRosa at rderosa_at_plymouth.edu. Extended
Deadline: September 19, 2008

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention will be posted in
June: www.nemla.org. Interested participants may submit abstracts to
more than one NeMLA panel; however panelists can only present one paper.
Convention participants may present a paper at a panel or seminar and
also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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