UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, Oct. 28th: Abstracts due August 1st

full name / name of organization: 
David Showalter
contact email: 
davidshowalter@uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago is proud to announce The UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, the first conference to interrogate the landmark MTV reality television show “Jersey Shore.” The conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday, October 28th, 2011. Confirmed speakers include Candace Moore (University of Michigan), Alison Hearn (University of Western Ontario), and Brian Moylan (Gawker Media).

The conference is open to graduate and undergraduate students, scholars, and cultural commentators researching and writing about “Jersey Shore.” To submit, please send an abstract of 500 to 600 words to David Showalter at davidshowalter@uchicago.edu. Be sure to include an email address. The deadline for submission is 5 pm (CST) on August 1, 2011. All presenters will be notified by August 12, 2011.

The conference will free and open to the public. Direct any questions to: David Showalter at davidshowalter@uchicago.edu. Follow the conference on Twitter (@JerseyShoreConf) and on Facebook (search for “The UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies”).

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture