CFP- Florida Conference of Historian: Special Interest Section on Media, Arts, and Culture

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Florida Conference of Historians
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Over the last thirty years there has been an increasing interest in media, arts, and culture as means to understand the national experience. The complexity of social, political, and economic ideas represented in comic books, videogames, online media have joined studies of television, film, and music to further complicate the "high" versus "low" culture debate that have defined academic inquiry. The Media, Arts and Culture (SIS) of the Florida Conference of Historians welcomes presentations that explore topics related to media and culture that seek to consider these vibrant changes. Papers and panels exploring comic books, fandom, film, television, media studies, technology, literature, and music are invited. In addition, the Media, Arts, and Culture SIS also encourages papers and panels that discuss innovative approaches for teaching, discuss the successful implementation of pedagogical practice or explore pressing pedagogical challenges in the classroom.

1. Paper title and abstract/proposal (300-500 words)
2. Brief vita or biography (one page max)
3. Complete personal information: name, department, academic affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address.

Abstracts and panel proposal should be sent to Julian Chambliss:
Deadline for Media, Arts, and Culture SIS submission is January 18, 2013

Selected papers are published in the Annual Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians, a refereed journal published by Florida Gulf Coast University. Traditionally, our organization has welcomed in-state, out-of-state, and international participants at all professional levels.