India Popular Culture Panel, MPCA Saint Louis Deadline April 30

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Call for Papers
April 30, 2017
Missouri, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Popular Culture Studies, South Asian History / Studies

Indian Popular Culture Area

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from Wednesday-Sunday, October 18-22

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017

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 Dangal popular?  Why was Baahubali a crossover hit? 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: 

(Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the 250 word abstract.)

Questions? Please email Margaret Redlich at

More information about the conference can be found at:

Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants:

Contact Info: 

Margaret Redlich, MA

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