The “Authorship and Auteurism” area of the Midwest Popular Culture
Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals
for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
in Cincinnati, OH.
This panel seeks papers that analyze any aspect of auteur theory or
authorship studies. Topics may explore any popular medium or cultural
production from any time period or country. Of particular interest are
papers that focus on film authorship reexamining classical auteurist
frameworks pioneered by the French critics of the Cahiers du cinema.
Potential topics relevant to authorship may include:
- Literature-to-film adaptations and appropriations
- Historical and socio-cultural reception
- Class and economics
- Race and ethnicity
- Gender and sexuality
- Narrative and genre
- Aesthetics and style
- Comic books and graphic novels
- Classical or commercial literature
- Music Videos
- New media and technology
- Authorship in the age of postmodernism and globalization
Please send 250 word abstracts to the area chair via e-mail or mail.
E-mailed proposals should be sent to Will Scheibel, Department of English,
Northern Illinois University at [log in to unmask] Mailed proposals should
be sent to Will Scheibel, Department of English, Northern Illinois
University, DeKalb, IL 60115. Please include your name and affiliation,
e-mail address, postal address, phone number, and A/V requirements (if any).
The deadline for proposals is April 30, 2008.
More information about the conference can be found at
Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite