CFP: Toys and Games (4/15/06; MPCA/MACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

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Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
2006 Conference
Indianapolis, October 27-29, 2006

Toys and Games

The Toys and Games Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association
welcomes proposals for papers and presentations on toys and games,
including board games, home videogames and video arcade games, MMORPGs,
card games and CCGs, RPGs and LARPs, d20, Clix games, strategy games,
traditional games like chess, gaming communities, dolls and action
figures, toy collecting, designer toys and urban vinyl, licensed film and
television toys, vintage toys, folk toys, advertising premiums and prizes,
drinking games, game shows, party games, cell phone games, and so on . . .

Possible areas of inquiry or exploration include the role of toys and
games in education and socialization, toys as art, toys and games in
literature, film, television, or other media, toys in museums, videogame
theory, the development of new media within the gaming and entertainment
industries, toys and gender, the folklore of gaming, how toys create

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2006

Please send 150-word abstracts or proposals by e-mail or mail to:
Mark Best
Department of English
CL 526
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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