The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed. All proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2016 via online submission: http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.
We invite proposals which consider topics from a broad range of methodological, experimental, theoretical and ideological perspectives. Topics may include, but are not limited to, radical projects, gender, identity and subcultural groups, ethnicity, race and subcultural identities, poetic terrorism, communalism, alternative lifestyles, and expressions of cultural subversion and collective resistance. Consideration should be given to how these topics are represented within the context of popular culture.
Please upload proposals to the Subculture area, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/. Individuals may only submit one paper; please do not submit the same item to more than one Area. Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address of each author/participant with the abstract. If you have any questions, please email Morgan Shipley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.
To view the official call for papers, go here: Call for Papers 2016
Attendees are financially responsible for all costs related to their participation in the conference, e.g., transportation, lodging, meals, registration, membership, etc. Graduate students are invited to apply for competitively awarded travel grants from MPCA/MACA. Details are available at http://mpcaaca.org/info/conference/.
Special Notes Regarding Proposal Submissions: (1) MPCA/ACA can provide an LCD projector for presentations. You must ask for it at the time you submit your proposal. (2) If necessary, indicate and submit potential scheduling conflicts along with your proposal. (3) If you wish your presentation to be listed as MACA (rather than MPCA), please include this request with your proposal.