CFP: Circuses & Circus Culture (10/31/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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Leslie Fife
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  The Thirty-Seventh Annual Convention of
  The Popular Culture Association &
  The American Culture Association will take place
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Plaza
  110 Huntington Avenue
  Boston, Massachusetts 02116
  This will be the eleventh meeting of the Popular Culture Association
  Circuses and Circus Culture interest group. We invite papers that
  explore the past and present of circus as literature, art, craft and a
  unique form of popular culture. Circus, a continuously evolving tradition
  of live entertainment, lends itself to scholarship from many perspectives.
  Some previous papers:
  --The Jack London Club: The Circus and the Birth of the Animal
  Rights Movement
  --Dan Rice, 19th Century Circus, Twentieth Century Myth
  --Historic Themes in Ringing Brothers Spectacles
  --West Meets East: The Western Impact on Traditional Chinese Circus
  --The Savage East in the Wild West: Buffalo Bill's Reenactment
  of the Boxer Uprising
  --Circus Related Crime and Deviance
  --Images of Female Circus Performers in Painting and Popular Culture
  --Sacred Play: A Seeker's Guide to the Circus
  Our panels have been diverse and fascinating. We invite you to join us.
  Send a fifty word abstract of your paper by October 31, 2006 to PCA
  Circuses and Circus Culture Chair:
  Robert Sugarman
  P.O. Box 407
  Shaftsbury, VT 05262
  Phone: (802) 447-7179
  FAX: (802) 447-2611
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