MAP/ACA War Studies Area (11/7 to 11/9/2013; Proposals Due 6/14/2013

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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
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Call for Papers 2013 Conference of   Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture
Association (MAP/ACA)

MAP/ACA War Studies Area

Thursday, November 7 -- Saturday, November 9, 2012

Tropicana Casino and Resort

Proposals due to 
by  June 14, 2013

War has been one of the few constants in human history,
waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area will feature papers that explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic,
technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

Special Panel for the 2013 Conference  

The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars in Print and on Screen

This panel seeks papers investigating any aspect of the
representation of the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (2001-present) in
literature, film, or other media.   Presenters may choose to explore such
topics as the combat narrative, the wars as represented in memoirs and oral
histories, American interactions with native peoples, the reportage on the
wars, the "home front," or the veteran experience.   Diverse or
interdisciplinary approaches and theoretical perspectives are welcomed.   

The War Studies Area also welcomes general proposals including, but not
limited to, the following topics for the 2013 conference: 

War on television

War in prose fiction, poetry, or drama

Documentaries and war

Technology and war

War and gender

Aspects of journalistic coverage of war

The "War on Terror" and popular culture

War and popular music

Cultural productions of protest / anti-war movements

War and race

War and ethnicity

War in minority discourses

Marxist approaches to war

War and psychoanalysis

Trauma and war

Language and war

Oral histories of war experiences (both "combat" and "home front")

War in science fiction or fantasy

Queer approaches to war

Visual art and war (including historical approaches)

War in video or role-playing games

Blogging / Social Networking / New Media and war

War as metaphor

War and museums

War memorials

Please submit 300 word proposals online at and select "War Studies"
as the Area for consideration.

Proposals must be received by June 14, 2013 to be considered
for the conference. 

Information on the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture
Association (MAP/ACA) is available at;
information on the 2013 Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular / American
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