CFP: Toys and Games (5/15/07; MPCA/ACA, 10/12/07-10/14/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Mark T Best
contact email: 

Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2007
Kansas City, October 12-14, 2007

Toys and Games

The Toys and Games Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association
welcomes proposals for papers and presentations on toys and games,
including board games, home videogames and video arcade games, gaming
communities, MMORPGs, card games and CCGs, RPGs and LARPs, strategy games,
traditional games like chess, dolls and action figures, toy collecting,
designer toys, licensed film and television toys, vintage toys, folk toys,
advertising premiums and prizes, drinking games, game shows, party games,
and so on . . .

Possible areas of inquiry or exploration include: the role of toys and
games in education and socialization; toys as art, toys and games in
literature, film, television, or other media; toys in museums; videogame
theory; the development of new media within the gaming and entertainment
industries; toys and gender; the folklore of gaming; how toys create

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2007

Please send 150-word abstracts or proposals by e-mail or mail to:
Mark Best
Department of English
CL 526
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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