Twentieth Century Studies Area 2013 MIdwest Popular Culture/American Culture Conference

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Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers
Twentieth-Century Studies
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

Friday – Sunday, October 11-13, 2013, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree Hotel by Hilton

Proposal Deadline: April 30, 2013

Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to the following:

• 20th century British and American writers and writing innovations
• Harlem Renaissance artists and writers
• Silent film; sound film; silent to sound film
• Jazz, ragtime, rock—20th century musical innovations
• Great War/WW1 impacts on modern life
• Cubism, modernism, postmodernist movements
• Dadaism, surrealism, German expressionism
• Music hall and/or vaudeville’s demise
• The flapper, Rosie the Riveter
• The rise and fall of the American automobile
• Fred Harvey’s contributions to 20th century tourism/travel
• Between-the-wars culture
• Cold war culture
• The Beats and other countercultural movements
• Expatriation in 20s and 30s Paris and/or the French Riviera
• The Bloomsbury Group
• 20th century innovations in architecture

Please upload 250-word abstract proposals to the Twentieth Century Studies area:

Any questions or concerns please email Lisa Haven at

More information about the conference can be found at

Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants at

Please include your name, affiliation, email address and AV needs (we can provide only LCD projectors to use with your own computer) in your abstract. Looking forward to your proposals!

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modernist studies