DEADLINE EXTENDED: CFP: Heroes in Popular Culture (for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016 in Chicago)

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
May 15, 2016
Location: 
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Communication, Film and Film History, Literature, Popular Culture Studies

Call for Papers:

HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Oct. 6-9 

Chicago, IL

Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MAY 15, 2016

Submissions.mpcaaca.org

 

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons

-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism

-Connections between violence and heroism

-The gendering of heroism

-Heroines in young adult fiction

-Anti-heroes in media

-Pop culture heroes and religion/mythology

-Hero worship

-Real world heroes in the news and biographies

 

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Heroes in Popular Culture to the Heroes in Popular Culture area,http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

 

Any questions? Please email Heroes in Popular Culture Area Chair Jef Burnham at jefburnham@gmail.com,

More information about the conference can be found at http://mpcaaca.org/

 

Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants: http://mpcaaca.org/conference/travel-grants/.

 

Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the 250 word abstract. Also, please indicate in your submission whether your presentation will require an LCD Projector.

Contact Info: 
Jef Burnham

MPCA/ACA

Heroes in Popular Culture Area Chair

jefburnham@gmail.com

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