CFP: GLBTQ in Popular Culture (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

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The Gay Lesbian Transgender and Queer area of the Mid Atlantic
American/Popular Culture Conference (Baltimore MD, October 27-29, 2006)
welcomes proposals on the representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, transsexual, and transvestite communities in popular culture.
 We encourage discussion of such issues in any medium of popular culture,
such as TV, movies, Internet and computer games, journalism, billboards
and advertising, comics and graphic novels, stand up comedy, novels,
nonfiction literature, music, theatre or politics and punditry.
Some topics such abstracts might explore include the following:
self-discovery, life phases, cross-group alliances, and family in LGBTQ
narratives; the tension between liberal, conservative and ?queer? agendas
in LGBTQ cultural products; political rhetoric as it presents LGBTQ
people; resistance to or subversion of social convention; the
intersections between LGBTQ identity and racial, cultural, or religious
identities that are (or are not) "mainstream"; the conflation of gender
identity and sexual identity.
If you would like to propose a paper or panel for this area, please e-mail
250-300 word abstract by June 15 to Area Chair, Cathy Leaker, at the
addresses below.
If you are interested in areas other than GLBTQ, and/or if you want more
information about the conference, please go to the Gazette, our online
Thank you.

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