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

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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:

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 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:

See you in San Antonio!