[UPDATE] CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/7-11/9/2013, Atlantic City, NJ (June 30th, 2013, deadline for proposals)

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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
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This year, we continue to explore various matters of the urban, but in particular, education and this city. Sunday schools, regular schools, symposiums, workshops, libraries, newsletters, e-learning, expositions, exhibitions, street festivals, travel, field trips, block associations, reading groups, elders, blogs, youtube, revolutionary buildings, performance, music education -- what are the various forums that we build, sustain, and perpetuate in our cities, in order to know more about the city? Of particular interest will be issues of place, sustainability, class, race, and gender, as they play with or against access to the various forms of education in the city. How does the city that we teach (or the city that we learn) correspond (or not) to the physical map of the city? How many and what different kinds of cities are out there? As in previous years, please send your proposals about these and related issues to the Urban Culture Area of MAPACA. Historical or ethnographic studies of particular philosophies and forms of education, poetic accounts of personal journeys through city education, and explorations of highly orchestrated or surprisingly improvised forms or systems of education in the city are welcome, as are studies of particular cities. If interested in participating in a workshop on "writing the urban," in addition to presenting a paper, please, indicate so. June 30th, 2013 is the deadline by which you can submit your proposal through our website, http://mapaca.net/conference. If you have any questions, please, email Dr. Blagovesta Momchedjikova, Urban Culture Area Chair, bmm202@nyu.edu. This year, the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association meets November 7-9, 2013, in Atlantic City, NJ. For further information, check www.mapaca.net.