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Alisa M. Smith-Riel/ Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association
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Twentieth Century Studies Popular Culture
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.

The area seeks 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 to: American and British Literature, Film and Theatre, Religion and Pop Culture, Music, Visual Art, Modernism, Post-modernism.

Please send a 250 word abstract and presentation title to smith.riel@gmail by Sunday, April 25, 2010. 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 individual abstracts and titles for each presenter, as well as university affiliations and contact information for each presenter.

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