GLBTQ Studies at MAPACA (Baltimore, Nov 6th through the 8th)

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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities for its 25th annual conference to be held this November in Baltimore.

Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, proposals for the Baltimore conference might also include:

*John Waters: The Films, Art, Reception, Disruption, and Impact
*"Looking" Back: GLBTQ TV Representation
*Queering Reading Communities: MoM and "Gay" Romance Narratives
*Manhunting on Grndr: Gay Social Apps
*GLBTQ Publishing Today
*Queering the Internet: The GLBTQ Web
*Sports and Gay/Lesbian Visibility
*The "Gayzing" Female: Agency or Appropriation?
*GLBTQ Representation in Contemporary Popular Culture
*Where are we Now: Gay vs. Queer Sensibilities?
*GLBTQ Media Coverage: From Suicides to Sports
*The GLBTQ Superhero/ine?
*HIV/AIDS and Erotic Writing
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBTQ romance novels/novelists
*GLBTQ comics/graphic novels/Yaoi

However, proposals addressing any topic of GLBTQ significance in popular or American culture are welcome. Please log into the MAPACA website to submit a proposal. You can find directions at this URL: You may also contact Dr. Mark John Isola via markjohn—at— with any questions.

Please note: Presenters may only present 1 paper at MAPACA; please do not submit multiple papers to multiple areas. Also, please note a sliding scale fee applies for conference registration.

Conference: Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
Dates: Thursday, 11/6 thru Saturday, 11/8
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Venue: The Lord Baltimore Hotel
Deadline: Proposals must be received by Saturday, June 14, 2014
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