Writing and Rhetoric Area CFP

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Midwest Pop Culture Association Conference
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The Writing and Rhetoric in 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 Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of writing/rhetoric and popular culture. This includes the use of popular culture in rhetoric/writing educational settings or interpretations of rhetoric/writing in popular culture. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to
- Uses of popular culture to teach writing/rhetoric
- Depictions of writers/rhetors in popular media
- Applications of rhetorical theory to popular culture
- Analysis of writing/rhetoric in popular culture
- Unique forms of rhetoric used in popular culture

Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system (http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/). Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2014.

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, Chris Blankenship, Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, Emporia State University, c.n.blankenship@gmail.com.

More information on the conference, including official call for papers and hotel information may be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org.

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