Midwest PCA-- Southern Lit and Culture

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Anne Canavan/ Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
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 Oct. 6-9 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare in Chicago, IL.
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 (either Southern in setting, by author, or theme)
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows including Duck Dynasty, etc)
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Humor
- Music and Visual Art

Submissions of 150-300 word abstracts should be made electronically via our online submission system (http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/).

Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2016.

Graduate students are invited to apply for competitively awarded travel grants from MPCA/MACA. Undergraduate students should enter our undergraduate paper competition.

Please direct inquiries to the area chair, Dr. Anne Canavan, Department of English, Salt Lake Community College, anne.canavan at gmail.com.
More information on the conference, including official call for papers and hotel information may be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org.