MAPACA -- Popular Novels Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
akkaler@verizon.net (Anne K. Kaler)

Within the area of popular novels, this panel seeks to cover critical investigations of those works of literature which fall outside of the recognized canon of literature. For example, a paper on a romance writer (Jayne Ann Krentz, Nora Roberts) might mention Madame Bovary or Jane Eyre but would not center its argument on Flaubert or Bronte. Instead, papers concentrate on lesser known authors, genres, subgenres, topics, style, textual analysis, interpretations, comparisons, influences, use in classroom teaching, etc.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond