CFP: High & Low / Culture (3/6/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email:

The Midwest Modern Language Association is soliciting paper proposals for
its convention November 9-12 in Chicago. Anyone interested in submitting
an abstract for an individual paper on the theme of "High & Low / Culture,"
is invited to email an abstract to by March 6, 2006.

Possible topics might include:

Bridging "The Great Divide"
Art and craft/s
Novel to film, film to novel
Rhetoric and poetics
Jazz, hip hop, rock & roll, and literature
Slang, spanglish, and other variants in literature
High middle ages, low middle ages
Filming the canon
Fan cultures
The Wisdom of popular genres
Cultural and subcultural capital
Contact zones
Alternative public spheres
Camp consumption and queer performativity
Histories of high and low culture
Cultural Studies
The Aesthetic of ordiary life
Feminist Popular Culture
Between high and low
What's lower than low?
Merchant & Ivory, Barnes & Noble, Oprah & Faulkner
Strange bedfellows
Cultural gatekeeping
Shifting technologies
Issues of access

Please direct any questions to:
Carolyn Jacobson
Midwest Modern Language Association
302 EPB
Univ. of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1408

Many more details are available online at Abstracts are also being accepted for the many
non-thematic panels listed online at


Midwest Modern Language Association
302 English/Philosophy Building
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1408

Tel: 319/335-0331
Fax: 319/335-3123

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