Downton Here, Downton Now? [9/30/14]

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Annual Conference [Toronto, 4/30-5/3]
contact email: 
jpn12@psu.edu

Downton Abbey has generated tremendous interest in early twentieth-century culture, creating opportunities and hassles for scholars. How do scholars engage Downton’s recreation of this period to advance historical and literary understanding in scholarship, the classroom, and the community? This panel seeks responses to Downton’s depiction of early twentieth-century British culture that consider the tension between historical accuracy and contemporary sensibilities, and between Downton and its antecedents in film, TV, and literature. {Session #15002]

To submit an abstract, interested scholars may go to www.nemla.org. Follow the instructions to create a user account, and then submit an abstract directly to the session (#15002). Deadline September 30, 2014.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
modernist studies
popular_culture