Southern Lit. and Pop Culture area of MPCA/ MACA

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Canavan/ Northern Illinois University
contact email: 

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, MI from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film
- Drama and performance
- Humor (Blue Collar Comedy, etc.)
- Music and Visual art

250 word abstracts may be submitted before 30 April 2009 via email. Please include your name and affiliation, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, and A/V requirements (if any). Abstracts may be sent as attachments or in the body of the email.
Please direct inquiries and proposals to the area chair, Anne Canavan, Department of English, Northern Illinois University,
More information on the conference, including official call for papers and hotel information may be found at