CFP: Exoticism in Mid-Century America (5/19/06; PCAS/ACAS, 10/5/06-10/7/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Caroline E. Kimberly

Mondo Exotica: Representing the Other in Mid-Century Americana

Submissions are requested for a special session being proposed for this fall's
Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the
South meeting, October 5-7, in Savannah, GA. Possible topics may include, but
are not limited to, lounge music, tiki culture, burlesque, roadside
attractions, "Oriental" kitsch, cowboys and Indians, and/or space-age futurism,
with consideration of the racial/gendered/queer elements which mark the mid-
century American fascination with the Other. Any topic related to this theme
will be considered, with a focus on the 1940s-1960s.

One page abstracts (with complete contact information and any audio-visual
requirements) by May 19th to:

Email submissions preferred, MS Word attachments only. For more information on
the PCAS/ACAS and the conference as a whole, please visit their web site:

--Caroline E. KimberlyBrittain Postdoctoral FellowGeorgia Institute of Technology ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon May 01 2006 - 08:47:32 EDT