40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts
This panel will look at pop cultural simulations of the real. Topics to be covered could include reality television; living history museums; Disneyland; planned residential communities such as Celebration USA; Second Life, online gaming, and avatars; metafiction; and literary hoaxes. Is the “real” strengthened and reinscribed by the copy that acknowledges it, or is the “real” confounded by simulations which ultimately supplant reality with a kind of hyperreality?
Abstracts to Dr. Robin DeRosa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: September 15, 2008
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)
The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
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