Twentieth Century Studies

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Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.

Twentieth Century Studies
The Twentieth Century Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association conference.

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, Pop Culture, Music, Visual Art, Modernism, Post-modernism.

Please send a 250 word abstract and presentation title to smith.riel@gmail by Saturday, April 30, 2011. Please include your name and affiliation, email address, postal address, phone number, and A/V requirements (if any).
Special Notes Regarding Proposal Submissions: (1) The only audio-visual equipment available from the Association will be a DVD player and monitor, and you must ask for it at the time you submit your proposal. With appropriate preparation, a DVD player can play audio, video, and still images. (2) If necessary, indicate and submit potential scheduling conflicts along with your proposal. (3) If you wish your presentation to be listed as MACA (rather than MPCA), please include this request with your proposal.

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 plan to attend the entire conference. Panels will run at the following approximate times: Friday 2:30pm-7:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-6:15pm, and Sunday 8:00am-1:00pm. We may begin at 12:45pm on Friday if demand so dictates. Special events will include a luncheon and speaker on Saturday. These events, plus continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, will be free for conference registrants.

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