Call for Papers:
HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Oct. 18-22, 2017
St. Louis, MO
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017
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
-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 Jef Burnham at firstname.lastname@example.org,
More information about the conference can be found at http://mpcaaca.org/stlouis-2017/2017-cfp/
Also, please note the availability of graduate student travel grants: http://mpcaaca.org/conference/travel-grants/.
Please include name, e-mail address, and affiliation with the 250 word abstract. Also, please indicate in your submission whether your presentation will require an LCD Projector.
Any questions? Please email Jef Burnham at email@example.com.