CFP: High-, Middle-, Lowbrow (9/30/06; CSA, 4/19/07-4/21/07)

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Heather Steffen
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Call for Papers: High-, Middle-, Lowbrow

A panel for the Fifth Annual Cultural Studies Association meeting at Portland State University, April 19-21, 2007.

This panel seeks papers that explore the concept of the "brows" of taste as they function in contemporary cultural studies. Do the brows have any heuristic or descriptive value in the twenty-first century? Are they more useful as a way of understanding the past? What can they help us say about the way cultural texts build cultural capital or destroy it? How are they linked to or separated from socioeconomic class?

Proposals for papers on any of these questions as well as related inquiries are welcome, as are papers that will use the brows to understand a certain literary, filmic, or popular text.

Please send a 500-word abstract and a one-paragraph biography to by September 30, 2006.

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