CFP: The DEATH IN AMERICAN CULTURE SECTION of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, Nov. 4-6, 2005, invites proposals for papers on any aspect of American deathways. Topics include but are not limited to the following:
1. CEMETERIES, GRAVEMARKERS, & MEMORIALS: national, regional, and ethnic practices and trends in the design, rhetoric, and iconography of gravemarkers and memorials; also, gender, class, and race in the cemetery and memorialization.
2. DEATH & AMERICAN CULTURE: attitudes toward and practices relating to death, including the social and cultural construction of death; death in art, literature, and pop culture; the evolution of mourning practices, funeral customs, and the funeral industry; and changing attitudes toward the dead body and its disposal.
All proposals/presentations should avoid disciplinary jargon and be aimed at a broad academic audience.
Proposals should include 1) a title and 150-word abstract, 2) a statement about A/V needs, and 3) a brief CV including mailing address and other contact information. Send by email (preferred), fax, or U.S. mail.
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