2012 PAMLA Special Session "Marriage à la mode: Marriage in the 20th Century" at Seattle University; Proposal deadline 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012
contact email: 
Matthew James Bond (bondmatthewjames@gmail.com)

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address the following:

The CA Prop 8 trial and the 2012 GOP Presidential campaign have highlighted the idea that marriage is not only socially constructed, but also socially productive. Examining texts from the 20th century (and the eleven years of the 21st), how has marriage been defined, depicted, and valued? Moreover, how have "unorthodox" marriages contributed to or hindered society?

This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Sunday, April 22, 2012.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond