UPDATE Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

Due to technical difficulties with the online paper submission software, the deadline is extended to May 15, 2012. Please feel free to send submissions via email to the area chair at promins2@msu.edu

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture for our annual conference. The 2012 conference will be held in Columbus, OH from October 12-14.

We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Book History/Print Cultures
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

Those interested should review the information here (http://mpcaaca.org/columbus-2012/2012-cfp/) to include relevant details on their submission entry. Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system (http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/). Deadline for receipt of proposals is May 15, 2012.

Any inquiries about this specific topic should be directed to the area chair, Patrick Prominski, Department of English, Michigan State University – promins2@msu.edu.

For more information on the conference and the MPCA/MACA, please visit the mpca website http://www.mpcaaca.org/

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
science_and_culture
theatre
travel_writing