What a 'Man''s Gotta Do: (Re)Defining Duty in Post-Feminist Action Films (NeMLA, 4/7-10; 9/30)

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Call for Papers

What a 'Man''s Gotta Do: (Re)Defining Duty in Post-Feminist Action Films (seminar)


42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-10, 2011

New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick

Host Institution: Rutgers University

The action film presents the ultimate arena for testing both commitment to society and personal integrity. This seminar is interested in papers that examine the qualities prized in these heroes--male or female--that enter these arenas, and the implications on contemporary definitions of American masculinity and/or femininity. Papers are welcome that look at individual films, as well as works of a particular director or actor. Accepted papers are completed and reviewed by the participants in advance in preparation for an active conversation at the convention. Submit 250-500 word abstract in body of email to Elizabeth Abele abelee@ncc.edu

This session is part of NeMLA's Cultural Studies and Film Area: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2011/cfp.html#culturalstudiesandfilm

Deadline: September 30, 2010. Please include with your abstract and title, your name and affiliation, and email address.

The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 370 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2011 Convention can be found at : www.nemla.org. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.