April 16-17, 2010 Literature and Culture in Conversation: the Exploration of Influence

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Baylor English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
Kathleen _A_Miller@baylor.edu

Literature and Culture in Conversation: the Exploration of Influence
April 16-17, 2010
Keynote speaker: Terence Hoagwood, Texas A&M University

The Baylor University English Graduate Department is inviting papers that encourage a dialogue on the convergence of literature and popular culture.

Suggested topics include:
The adaptation of literary works to film
The integration of literature and television
Literary conventions and visual media
The application of literary theories to music
Narrative in photography and art
Literary approaches to the graphic novel
How popular culture creates or reinforces gender constructs
The transformation of the memoir in popular culture
Evolution and adaptation of traditional myths and legends
Literature and the internet
fan fiction
the impact of the publication of weblogs as bound text

Submissions should include a 500-word abstract and a brief CV. No identifying information should appear on the abstract. Submissions should be sent by February 15th, 2010 to Kathleen_A_Miller@baylor.edu or Rachel_Webster@baylor.edu.

Panel suggestions are welcome.

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