Television Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations’ Annual Conference October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, Missouri

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
katherine.tanski@lmc.gatech.edu

Call for Papers: Television Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations’ Annual Conference October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, Missouri http://www.mpcaaca.org
Abstract or Panel Proposal submission deadline: April 30th
Conference Hotel: St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 1820 Saint Louis Union Station, St. Louis, MO 63103 Tel: 1-314-621-5262

The Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations’ annual conference is an annual gathering of scholars across the disciplines. Panels are now forming for all of the MPCA/ACA individual subject areas, including the Television area.

The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television.
Possible topics of interest might include:

  • critical studies of individual programs such as SUPERNATURAL, DOCTOR WHO, BBC'S SHERLOCK, MERLIN, or DOWNTON ABBEY
  • serial narrative
  • rhetoric of television
  • second screen technologies
  • time-shifted viewing
  • television 2.0
  • history of television
  • television adaptation
  • “reboot” television
  • reception theories
  • transatlantic television
  • future of television
  • television effects or cultural impact
  • television and society
  • television artifacts and rituals

Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others interested in television are encouraged to participate. Graduate students and undergraduate students are also particularly welcome, with award opportunities for best graduate and undergraduate papers. If you wish to form your own television-focused panel, I will be glad to help facilitate your needs. Please submit 250-300 word abstract or panel proposal with names of all participants by April 30th to the conference database at http://submissions.mpcaaca.org Questions should be directed to Katherine Tanski, Television Area Chair, katherine.tanski@lmc.gatech.edu, Georgia Institute of Technology.

cfp categories: 
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
popular_culture