The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2008. Proposals are now being accepted for panels on Reality Television.
Previous years’ presentations have explored 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 series subvert and/or reinforce cultural, regional, and gender stereotypes; the genesis, development (and decline?) of the reality television program; and, 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, 2007. Please include a working title and a brief biography of 100 words with your submission. Email submissions are preferred.
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