Twentieth Century Studies - MPCA/ ACA

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Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
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The Twentieth Century Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association conference. This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday October 1st to Sunday October 3rd.

I am seeking papers whose topics address any aspect of 20th century literature or popular culture. Proposals for papers addressing 21st century issues will be considered as well.

Topics might address, but are not limited:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Music
- Visual Art
- Modernism
- Post-modernism

Please send a 250 word abstract and title for the presentation to smith.riel@gmail by Sunday, April 25th. Please include your name and affiliation, email address, postal address, phone number, and A/V requirements (if any).

I also welcome three-person panel proposals. Please include a panel title and description along with abstracts, titles university affiliations, and contact information for each presenter.

Please send abstracts, direct inquiries, and proposals to the Twentieth Century Studies area chair, Alisa Smith-Riel, Department of English, Northern Illinois University,

More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information can be found at