MW-PCA 2012 - Science in Popular Culture

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Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Science in Popular Culture area at the Midwest Popular Culture Association is looking for panel and paper proposals for the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. The conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area is looking for papers that address issues of production, representation, and reception of popular science. Topics to address include, but are not in any way limited to:
- Popular Science Literature
-Television (A specific show, channel, etc)
- Science Celebrities
- Science Fandom
- Film
- Religion and Science
- Science and Science Fiction

For those interested, please review the website ( Submissions will be made electronically through the online submission system ( Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2012.

Please contact the area chair, Michael Lachney,, for more information.
Additional information on the conference, including official call for papers and hotel information may be found at