CFP: Classical Representations in Popular Culture (Abstract Deadline Nov. 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kirstenday@yahoo.com

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

Classical Representations in Popular Culture

The PCA/ACA and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will once again be sponsoring sessions on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at their joint conference to be held April 20-23. 2011 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas (101 Bowie Street/San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA. Tel: 1.210.223.1000).

Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following themes are particularly welcome:
-Clash of the Titans (1981 and 2010)
-Spartacus (1960 and the 2010 TV series on Starz)
-Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
-Classics on the internet/Facebook
-Classics and Western film
-Teaching the Classics through popular culture
-Contemporary representations of Greek and Roman women

Other possible topics include (but are not limited to): film versions of ancient myth and history; modern adaptations of Classical material in film, television, music, art, literature, or advertising; the Classical heroic figure in modern film or literature; Greek epic or drama in popular culture; and Greek and Roman mythology in children’s film, television, or literature.

Submit abstracts of 500 words or fewer to Kirsten Day at kirstenday@yahoo.com. The priority deadline for abstract submissions is NOVEMBER 15, 2010, and the final deadline is DECEMBER 15, 2010. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.

A complete list of areas as well as information about the site, travel, awards, guest speakers, special events, and other conference matters can be found on the conference website: http://www.swtxpca.org.

See you in San Antonio!

cfp categories: 
classical_studies
film_and_television
popular_culture