CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATION, BOSTON 2012
2012 POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONSí JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA) IN BOSTON
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DECEMBER 22, 2011
PCA/ACA 2012 CONFERENCE, Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
April 11-14, 2012
Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.
Call for papers on any topic dealing with literature and politics, such as cultural contexts, academic relationships, avant-garde and postmodern perspectives, post-Marxist and post-feminist, as well as Marxist and Feminist perspectives. Also, the following general areas are suggested as examples for paper or session proposals: the political contexts for period works, the politics of authorship, political aspects of literary renderings, politics in specific literary works, the politics of specific authors, politics of theory (such as new historicism, psychoanalytic perspectives, deconstruction, in addition to those suggested above), the politics of ethnicity; representation of political figures and topics in literature; hidden political agendas; political assumptions of a work or an oeuvre or literary movement; political satire; the rhetoric of revolution; the revolutionary as heroine or hero; political ideology; political climate of a period as reflected in its literature; the politics of war and peace in literature; character choice as political choice; apolitical evasions; political vs. aesthetic approaches; regionalism; the political assumptions of readers, etc..
For those who attend regularly and are returning participants in the Literature & Politics Sessions, I encourage you to consider putting together session proposals. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this process.
Proposals can be submitted online (must be eventually anyway), at the PCA/ACA website: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/node/add/presentation
Submissions sent by email to the chair below should include the following:
1. Email one page paper proposals. Please send these as Word attachments (.doc files) readable by PC and Mac. One page means a full page double spaced proposal so that I can understand what your research entails. Include your Paper title (please keep these concise, they may be trimmed for economy)
2. Complete name and academic title (academic rank, grad. student, etc.) and Academic affiliation and address including zip, that is COMPLETE dept. and institution, with city, state, and zip code. Make sure you include Phone numbers: office and home numbers if possible (if I cannot reach you, you may be dropped from the session)
3. Email address for each participant (for panel proposals); I need at least one working email address for everyone. Please make sure your email address is correct. If your email address changes, you are responsible for notifying the Area Chair immediately.
For Session Proposals include (3-4 papers)
a) titles and abstracts of papers for EACH MEMBER of your session,
b) chair's name and session title
c) All required information for each participant as listed below. Organizers of sessions are responsible for each member's complete information and panels will not be considered without it.
If you must use ground mail, be sure you supply all the above information; and please be sure to include phone numbers and email addresses where you can be reached. If MAILING your proposal, please use the office address below.
PLEASE DO NOT FAX submissions to Sewall Academic Program. Call 303-823-6453 if you have a deadline problem. There is presently no fax available for submissions.
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