CFP: Mavericks, Outlaws, and Thieves: Reading Social Outcasts in American Fiction/Film (grad & undergrad) (12/17/05; Acacia,

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Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing Texts

The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking
papers for our 2006 conference to be held February 17th and 18th,
2006. We are interested papers/presentations for the following
suggested panel:

"Mavericks, Outlaws, and Thieves: Reading Social Outcasts"
Applicants to this panel should examine aspects of social outcasts in
American fiction/film. Papers may seek to address aspects of the "The
American Hero" as "he" often appears to exist outside of social and
political systems as well as the reluctant hero, the anarchist, the
traveler, or the criminal. What are the ways in which American
fiction/film has romanticized and idealized (or objected to) these
figures of the "man alone"? Who is he and how did he come to be? Do
women outcasts function in similar ways? Where are these images
upheld, downcast, or countered? Papers may treat any period(s) of
American literary/artistic production.

We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts
please. Creative writing/productions/performance contributions are
encouraged to function as commentaries on or expressions of any and
all of the topics listed, or, they may be submitted individually for
special panel consideration. Submissions that will not be presented
in written form (performances, art, etc.) must include a brief (1-2
page) explanation of the submission's relevance to the topic/theme,
materials used, and concepts explored. All presentations, whether
written, performed, or shown may not exceed 20 minutes.

Submission Deadline: December 17, 2005
Conference date: February 17-18, 2006
Please note submissions are open to graduate and undergraduate students.
Please note panel title in your subject line and send completed papers
of 10-12 pages in Word format to:

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