[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Authorship and Auteurism at 2011 MPCA/MACA. Oct. 14-16 in Milwaukee, WI.

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Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association
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The "Authorship and Auteurism" area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2011, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This panel seeks papers that analyze any aspect of auteur theory or authorship studies. Topics may explore any popular medium or cultural production from any time period or country. Of particular interest are papers that focus on authorship and auteurism within the contexts of corporate conglomeration, "globalization," and technological convergence.

Potential topics relevant to authorship may include:

-New media and technology (transmedia authors, etc.)
-Authorship in the age of postmodernity and globalization (transnational auteurs, etc.)
-Auterism after the "death of the author" (author functions and malfunctions, corporate authors, etc.)
-Authorship and auteurism as historical, geographical, and/or cultural practices
-Class and economics
-Race and ethnicity
-Gender and sexuality
-Narrative and genre
-Aesthetics and style

Please send 250 word abstracts to the area chair via e-mail to Daniel Herbert, Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, University of Michigan at danherb_at_umich.edu. Please include your name and affiliation, a brief bio or 1-page c.v., e-mail address, postal address, phone number, and A/V requirements (if any).

The deadline for proposals is MAY 15, 2011.

More information about the conference can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org/