UPDATE: House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture

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NEMLA
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akmcclellan@plymouth.edu

Final call for papers on House Work: Masters and Servants in Post-Modern Culture.

While many people might assume that contemporary fascination with servant characters is limited to British TV and literature (i.e., "Upstairs, Downstairs," "1900 House," The Remains of the Day, Gosford Park), even the Americans have gotten in on the game. 1980s American television was fascinated with the importation of servant characters in shows like "Benson," "Mr. Belvedere," and Fran Drescher's "The Nanny." This panel will explore post-modern representations of servants and servant culture.

Please send 300 word abstracts to akmcclellan@plymouth.edu.
Deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:
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A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

Participants must become members of NeMLA by December 1, 2009. Travel to Canada now requires a passport for U.S. citizens. Please get your passport application in early.

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond