[UPDATE] Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA Conference October 3-5 2014
Update: The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2014.
CALL FOR PAPERS ON TELEVISION
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference
Oct. 3-5, 2014
JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 860-5800.
The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:
*The impact of online distribution and streaming and the rise of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon as producers of original programming
*The intersections between television and social media, from hashtags to live-tweeting
*The representations of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and class and economics
*The increasing discourse surrounding the showrunner as an auteur figure
*The "return" of miniseries and event series programming
*The role of remakes, reboots, spin-offs, adaptations, and franchises
*The trends in less "quality" genres and formats: talk shows, soap operas, morning TV
Please submit a paper abstract of 250 words or a panel proposal including short abstracts and titles of each prospective paper to the "Television" area on the MPCA/ACA Submission website (submissions.mpcaaca.org). We strongly encourage pre-constituted panel submissions. Please know that you will need to register to the website in order to submit a proposal. Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area.
Include name, affiliation, address, and e-mail address of each author/participant. You must specify any AV and any special scheduling needs with your proposal. MPCA/ACA can provide an LCD projector for presentations.
If you have any questions about submissions to the Television area, please contact area chair Cory Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about the conference and the Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association is available at: http://www.mpcaaca.org
Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants: http://mpcaaca.org/about/grants.html