Abstracts and panel proposals are now being accepted by the History and Popular Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association for possible inclusion at the 2005 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference in St. Louis, MO. The conference will be held October 14-16, 2005 at the Westin St. Louis. For more information about the conference, please visit the web address provided below.
We are looking for abstracts, single paper proposals and panel proposals on any aspect of popular history in American culture, including, but not limited to, historically based leisure activities such as genealogy, quilt and antique collecting and scrapbooking, local history collections and activities, visitorship to historical museums/sites, heritage tourism, and popular portrayals of historical events, people and/or eras in movies, television and popular fiction. Presentations exploring nostalgia and heritage in popular culture are also encouraged.
Potential participants do not need to be members to submit proposals; however, membership in either MPCA or MACA and registration for the conference are required in order to present. The deadline for conference registration is September 15, 2005.
Please send (100-250 words) paper proposals, panel proposals (4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants) or abstracts (including title) by April 30, 2005 to Jennifer Stevens, Area Chair, either by email or mail to the address or e-mail address provided below.
Please remember to provide your contact information (name, affiliation, preferred mailing address, phone numbers, and email address) as well.
Paper acceptance obligates participants to present the paper at the conference. Multiple submissions to different areas are not allowed. Please note that you must be present at the conference to read your own paper.
Dept. of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures
235 Ernst Bessey Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1033
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