MPCA 2012-- Southern Literature and Culture

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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows, etc)
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Humor
- Music and Visual art

Those interested should review the information here ( to include relevant details on their submission entry. Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system ( Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2012.

Please direct inquiries and proposals to the area chair, Anne Canavan, Department of English, Northern Illinois University,
More information on the conference, including official call for papers and hotel information may be found at