Indian Popular Culture Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016
Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to Indian Popular culture
Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
- Star Studies: What makes the Star Culture of India different than other countries?
- Indian popular culture among the Diaspora: How has it spread worldwide and why?
- Textual Analysis of a Particular Film: What is it that makes a film like Bajrangi Bhaijaan popular? Why did Dilwale do better overseas than at home? Why is Andaz Apna Apna a cult classic?
- Indian popular culture and Social issues: What does Indian popular culture say about women? Minorities? Religion?
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Indian popular culture to the Indian Popular Culture area at: http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/
(Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the 250 word abstract.)
More information about the conference can be found at:
Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants:
India Area Chair, Midwest Popular Culture Association