CFP: Classical Representations in Popular Culture -- final deadline 12/15/09

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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
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The Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association will once again be sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at the 31st Annual meeting to be held February 10-13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras, Albuquerque NM 87102; tel. 505.842.1234).

Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following themes are particularly welcome:

-Classics on the internet
-Classics and Western film
-Classic sword and sandal films
-Classical themes in contemporary art
-Classical references in popular music
-Classical references in advertising and marketing
-Roman history in contemporary literature and film
-Classical representations in popular culture and pedagogy
-Contemporary representations of Greek and Roman women

Other possible topics include (but are not limited to): film versions of ancient myths; modern adaptations of Classical material in film, television, music, or literature; the Classical heroic figure in modern film or literature; Classical period historical fiction in modern film or literature; Greek epic or drama in popular culture; and Greek and Roman mythology in children's film, television, or literature. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.

Submit abstracts of 500 words or fewer to Kirsten Day at The priority deadline for abstract submissions is NOVEMBER 1, 2009, and the final deadline is DECEMBER 15, 2009.

Information about the site, travel, graduate student awards, guest speakers, special events, a complete list of areas, and other conference matters can be found on the conference website:

See you in Albuquerque!