Fashion and Middle Brow Modernism (12/15/10; 4/20- 4/23/2011

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Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual National Conference
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Fashion and Middlebrow Modernism
National Conference of the Popular & American Culture Association

April 20-23, 2011 • San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association will hold its National Convention at San Antonio, Texas, on April 20-23, 2011. Proposals are now being accepted for a panel on Fashion and Middlebrow Modernism.
The conception of modernism has been expanded to include literature and culture outside high modernism and the avante garde. This panel will explore the intersections of highbrow modernism with middlebrow modernism, as well as the development of middlebrow modernism outside of the avant-garde, through the discourses of fashion and beauty culture. Papers on a range of genres and topics are welcome, including
• Fiction, autobiography and biography
• Literary production and reputation
• Art and art collecting
• Film
• High fashion
• Ready to wear
• Fashion cycles
• Fashion markets
• Designer furniture and décor
• Advertising
• Popular Culture
• Beauty culture
• Children and fashion
• Pets and fashion
• Gender and sexuality and fashion
• Class, race, age and fashion
Abstracts of 300-400 words may be submitted to Professor Lisa Walker ( by December 15, 2010. Please include a working title and a brief biography of 100 words with your submission. Email submissions are preferred. Registration and conference information is available at