We invite scholars in American Studies, Southern Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, queer theory, race theory, cultural theory, literature, and film to address issues of gender, sexuality and race in HBO's icon of popular culture series, /True Blood/. Abstracts might illuminate instances of intertextuality, question authenticity, or trouble representations of exemplarity. We are particularly interested in submissions that focus on axis of difference v. equality, representations of nation/region, vampire/queer rights rhetoric, metaphoric visual imagery, commodity culture, and queer visibility v. race invisibility.
Please submit 150-200 word abstracts and a one page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1, 2010. We need to fill TWO seats on a session panel titled "Queering Space & (Re)Vamping Race: Mixin’ it Up Down South with HBO’s /True Blood/” slated for the American Studies Association (Southern Chapter) conference, “Peoples, Publics, and Places of the SouthS” in downtown Atlanta, February 17-19, 2011 (see URL).
Louisiana State University
Dept. of English
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