Law and Popular Culture

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Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn
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Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2013 National Conference March 27-30, 2013, Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.
Call for Papers—Law and Popular Culture Area
We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining the law and the legal profession wherever we find it in popular culture.

Possible topics include (although we're open to any others you might want to explore) the law and/or the legal profession in/and/of:

• recording and distribution of live musical performances (i.e., bootleg recordings) —we're particularly interested in this topic as a panel discussion
• the internet
• copyright/trademark
• perception of/reaction to the profession in popular culture
• courtroom humor (or tragedy)
• pedagogy
• popular cultural history
• media and advertising
• film, literature, television…
• political discourse
• the classics (e.g., Bleak House)
• social justice and/or law as a means or agent of social change
• religion
• consumer culture
• globalization
• censorship
• music and/or the visual arts
• cultural boundary crossing
• race and ethnicity
• graphic novels and comics
• gender

Please send abstracts and a brief CV in a .doc or .pdf format by November 15, 2012 to the Area Chair (final panel submissions will be due December 15, 2012):
Robert J. Harker, Esq.
Attorney/Mediator/Musician in Carrollton, Georgia