CFP: Strategic Representations in Pop Culture (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

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Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
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for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
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Strategic Representations in Popular Culture=20
How do aspects of popular culture=E2=80=94including, but not limited to, ma=
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fiction, non-fiction, advertising, film, travel, food, entertainment, toys,=
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and leisure objects=E2=80=94employ strategies designed to appeal to certain=
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What theories inform those strategies? Is there a segmenting of groups and=20
profiling occurring that can be described and examined? If so, does this=20
segmenting have a relationship to power?
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We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts, please. =20
Creative writing/productions/performance contributions are encouraged to =20
function as commentaries on or expressions of any and all topics listed, or,=
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may be submitted individually for special panel consideration. Submissions =20=
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will not be presented in written form (performances, art, etc.) must includ=
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a brief (1-2) page explanation of the submission's relevance to the =20
topic/theme, materials used, and concepts explored. All presentations, wheth=
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written, performed, or shown, may not exceed 20 minutes.
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Submission Deadline: December 17, 2005
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Conference Date: February 17-18, 2006

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches