A Return to Cicely: Why We Need Northern Exposure Today More Than Ever

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Keith Fudge/University of Arkansas Fort Smith
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It is difficult to believe that it has been almost 25 years since the award-winning Northern Exposure made its television debut. Known for its cutting edge approach and social commentary, NX has demonstrated the ability to remain current in the eyes of scholars and a new audience in recent years. Papers are welcomed for an edited collection concerning NX in myriad contexts including, but not limited to: concepts of community and/or family, race relations, LGBT studies, ethics, tolerance, the indigenous people of Alaska, myth and legend, and pedagogy.

Abstract submission deadline: January 1, 2014

Please send abstracts of 250 words or less to
Keith Fudge: keith.fudge@uafs.edu

Paper length should range from 2,500-5,000 words including all endnotes and works cited.