CFP for the Language and Popular Culture Area of the MAP/ACA annual conference, November 1-3, 2012
Call for Papers
Language and Popular Culture Area
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
23rd Annual Conference
Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2012
Wyndham Grand Hotel
November 1-3, 2012
"Language and Popular Culture" invites papers on any topic related to the relationship between language and Popular Culture. Proposals may focus upon any type of language use or communicative event (written, spoken, visual, multi-modal) as it is evidenced in any Popular Culture phenomenon (e.g. film; television; the Internet; speculative fiction and genre fiction; comics; advertising; music; gaming; the tabloid press, etc.). The perspective taken may be contemporary or historical or a mix of both.
While the emphasis here is on language, the area is by nature interdisciplinary, combining methods and theoretical approaches from any number of academic disciplines, not least linguistics, literature studies, cultural studies, media studies, critical literacy and pedagogy.
Creative suggestions for papers are encouraged; however, potential presenters may wish to consider topics under broad headings such as:
Naturally, other themes/proposals relevant to Language and Popular Culture are also welcome.
Please send an abstract (~ approximately 250 words) along with a brief CV to Joe Trotta at email@example.com
More information about the conference can be found at http://www.mapaca.net/
You may direct any questions you have about submitting to the area of Language and Popular Culture at MAP/ACA to Joe Trotta at firstname.lastname@example.org