The LGBT Studies Area of MAP/ACA welcomes proposals that are of relevance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Proposals are encouraged that focus on any medium of popular or American culture, such as novels, nonfiction, comics/yaoi/graphic novels, theatre, television, movies, advertising, new media, or politics and agitprop.
Proposals of interest for this year's conference might include:
*HIV/AIDS in popular culture
*LGBT Television (L Word, Queer as Folk, RuPaul’s Drag Race, TRANSForm Me, Trantasia)
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBT romance novels/novelists
*LGBT comics/graphic novels
*Yaoi: Agency or Appropriation?
However, proposals addressing any topic of LGBT significance in popular or American culture are welcome. Please submit 500 word proposals and CV, including your professional affiliation (as Word friendly documents) to Dr. Mark John Isola at markjohn at alumni.tufts.edu.
Conference: Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference (MAPA/ACA)
Dates: 10/28/10 – 10/31/10
Location: Old Town Alexandria, VA (7 miles outside Washington, DC)
Venue: The Crowne Plaza Hotel | 901 North Fairfax | Alexandria, VA 22314
Deadline: Proposals must be received by 6/30/10
Web Site: www.mapaca.net
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