The Popular Culture Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8th through February 10th 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
The premiere department of its kind in the United States, Dr. Ray Browne founded the department of Popular Culture to give students an opportunity to academically consider the cultural forms of their everyday lives. In light of increased cultural mobility made possible by new modes of technology, we must consider how popular culture scholarship has grown (and can continue to grow) to accommodate such new cultural modalities.
Potential topics for papers, panels, and roundtable proposals include, but are not limited to:
•How has the increased mobility in terms of culture, people, and technology had an effect on appropriation of cultures, (anti)nationalism, social and political change, tourism, diasporic experiences and how do we begin to theorize these interactions?
•How do we reimagine/reconstruct literatures, languages, narratives and identities in cyber societies? Has transmedia and convergence culture shaped our interaction with popular texts and affected pop cultural narratives?
•How has new media shaped interactions between popular culture and individuals?
•With increasing shifts in culture, have there been similar shifts in the representation of disabled, gender, sexual, race, and ethnic identities?
•Which new media, texts, genres, etc. deserve attention from academics and scholars?
•How have these shifts altered the study popular culture, and how do we continue to explore them?
•Explorations of specific popular culture texts, genres, trends and approaches
The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 16, 2012. Individual paper proposals should be between 300-400 words. Full rountable and panel theme proposals can be longer, but should include as much prospective information about the topic and number of possible participants as possible. Please email your abstract and a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should contain the writer’s surname followed by “BCPC13” Abstract. Notifications for decisions will be sent by Friday, December 15, 2012. Please contact PCSA if you have any questions or concerns at email@example.com or via our website at www.bgsu.orgsync.com/org/pcsa.
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Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
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