CFP: Cinema of Poverty (3/28/07; MLA '07)

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Miller
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For a proposed panel on intersections between film and poverty at the Modern
Language Association Convention to be held December 27-30, 2007.

As the gap between the rich and the poor in the U.S. continues to rise, nearly twenty percent of
American children under five live below the poverty line, and nearly one-half of all people in
America spend at least one year in poverty, it seems a good time to examine how the movies—
perhaps the most popular and certainly the most expensive of art forms—portray poverty.

All approaches are welcome, though comparative (international / U.S.) approaches are especially

Please email 200 word abstracts and a CV by March 28, 2007 to Gregory Miller, University
of California at Davis (

Dr. Gregory Leon Miller
Department of English / University Writing Program
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

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