Indian Popular Culture (Panel for MPCA, Oct 12-14, 2012); Deadline May 3-

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Midwest Popular Culture Association

The 2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA) conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Those interested should review the information here ( to include relevant details on their submission entry. The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 30, 2012.

I am currently seeking original work in any area of Indian Popular Culture. Abstracts can include a wide variety of issues related to any form of Indian Popular Culture: cinema both Bollywood and other, television, music, comics, cyberculture, youth culture, tourism, food, fashion, etc…

Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words and preliminary bibliography of three works to Sarah Petrovic at Along with a paper description, include university affiliation, and email address.

I also welcome panel proposals, with three or more participants, consisting of a panel description along with a full list of presenters and paper titles. Please include university affiliation, professional address, and email address for each presenter and the chair.

Sarah N. Petrovic