The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2006. Proposals are now being accepted for panels on Reality Television.
Presentations might explore the place of reality television in modern culture; the ways in which reality television programs are shaped as narratives; the development of reality television programs as genres; the psychological, sociological, and philosophical appeal of reality television; the ways in which reality television subverts and/or reinforces cultural, regional, and ethnic stereotypes; the ubiquitous presence of sexualities in reality television; the genesis, development (and decline?) of the reality television program; or, the application of literary critical approaches to unpack reality television programs.
Topics not included here are also welcome.
Abstracts of 150-250 words may be sent to Dr. James Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 15, 2005. Please include a working title and a brief biography of 100 words with your submission. Email submissions are preferred.
Dr. James Bell
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, Missouri 65726
(417) 334-6411, ext. 4253 Email: email@example.com
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