The Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association will once again be sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at the 31st Annual meeting to be held February 10-13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras, Albuquerque NM 87102; tel. 505.842.1234).
Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following themes are particularly welcome:
-Classics on the internet
-Classics and Western film
-Classic sword and sandal films
-Classical themes in contemporary art
-Classical references in popular music
-Classical references in advertising and marketing
-Roman history in contemporary literature and film
-Classical representations in popular culture and pedagogy
-Contemporary representations of Greek and Roman women
Other possible topics include (but are not limited to): film versions of ancient myths; modern adaptations of Classical material in film, television, music, or literature; the Classical heroic figure in modern film or literature; Classical period historical fiction in modern film or literature; Greek epic or drama in popular culture; and Greek and Roman mythology in children's film, television, or literature. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.
Submit abstracts of 500 words or fewer to Kirsten Day at email@example.com. The priority deadline for abstract submissions is NOVEMBER 1, 2009, and the final deadline is DECEMBER 15, 2009.
Information about the site, travel, graduate student awards, guest speakers, special events, a complete list of areas, and other conference matters can be found on the conference website: http://swtxpca.org.
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