CFP for Special Panel on "Charm," Medieval/Renaissance Area, MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association)

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association)
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29th Annual Conference, November 8-10, 2018

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Call for Special Panel on Charm and the Middle Ages and/or Renaissance

Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2018

This year, MAPACA (The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association) will host its annual conference in Baltimore, which is known as "Charm City."  In honor of this city's designation, the Medieval/Renaissance area is issuing a call for papers for a special panel revolving around the theme of "charm."  From charmed objects and cities to charmed (and charming) people, charms pervade the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.  This panel will investigate how modern works continue to deploy "charm" and the ways in which their use of this concept connects to the medieval and/or Renaissance eras.  Please submit proposals of 300 words for this special panel to, indicating in the body of your abstract that you would like for your presentation to be considered part of the special panel.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the area's co-chairs, Mary Behrman ( or or Diana Vecchio (