American Studies Panel -- MAPACA conference, Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-1031/10

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Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association
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The American Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers from interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspectives that investigate the actions, influences, and phenomena that have formed American society. Though the field of American Studies may approach American culture from a variety of directions, it focuses on America as a whole; as a result, papers on all facets of American society and/or culture are welcome. Topics can include, but are not limited to: Darwinism & American Culture; Eugenics and American Culture; American History; American Literature; Cultural Diversity; Expressive Forms; History of Ideas; Cultural Phenomena; Secret Societies; American Freethinkers; Historical Toys and Games; and House and Garden.