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October 2002, Week 4


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Lacy Landrum <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 22 Oct 2002 13:09:17 -0500
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For those scholars who secretly purchase the TV Guide and tape television
shows that aren’t mentioned in the faculty lounge, this is the conference
for which you’ve been waiting. Proposals for papers and panels on the
intersection of television and popular culture are welcome in areas such as
the following:

--New channels, new genres (e.g. Sopranos, Trading Spaces)
--Innovations in serial narrative (e.g. 24, Boomtown)
--Influx of “reality” TV: ESPN even has one now…
--Nostalgia for old values expressed in new shows
--Reinscription or reversal of gender roles: (e.g. Buffy, CSI)
--Ideology represented in dramas (e.g. The West Wing)
--Economics of commercials: Sprint cellular and popular culture
--Ethics and anatomy of news media: channels as 24-hour news sources
--Rerun extravaganza
--Any other intersections of television and popular culture

Southwest-Texas PCA/ACA Regional Meeting: 24th Annual Conference
February 12-15, 2003 in Albuquerque, NM
Host Hotels: Albuquerque Hilton and Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Deadline for Paper and Panel Proposals: December 1, 2002

Please submit a proposal (250 words maximum) or inquiries to:
Lacy Landrum
Oklahoma State University
Department of English
Morrill 205, Stillwater, OK 74078
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For general information and online conference and hotel registration, go to
the SW/Texas PCA/ACA website:

The PCA’s mission is "to promote an innovative and nontraditional academic
movement in Humanities and Social Sciences, to provide an outlet for
scholars, writers, and others interested in the popular culture, to share
ideas in a professional atmosphere, and to have
papers presented at meetings."

Membership in the PCA/ACA is required for participation.

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