[UPDATE] Southern Literature and Popular Culture area MPCA-- Minneapolis

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
anne.canavan@gmail.com

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture 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 to be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Humor (Blue Collar Comedy, etc.)
- Music and Visual art

250 word abstracts may be submitted before 30 April 2010 via email. Please include your name and affiliation, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, and A/V requirements (if any). Abstracts may be sent as attachments or in the body of the email.
Please direct inquiries and proposals to the area chair, Anne Canavan, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, anne.canavan@gmail.com.
More information on the conference, including official call for papers and hotel information may be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
religion
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond