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

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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

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.