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Mon, 9 Sep 1996 16:45:12 EDT
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Call For Papers
Connections:  Uniting Academic Disciplines
A Multi-Disciplinary Pop Culture Conference
Friday-Sunday, February 7-9, 1997
The second University of Kentucky Graduate Conference explores popular
culture from the perspectives of multiple disciplines.  Graduate students
in English, Film, History, Sociology, Psychology, Music, Theatre, and other
disciplines pursuing Cultural Studies should submit glimpses of pop culture
phenomena from the perspectives of their particular disciplines.  Panel
sessions will pair papers from various disciplines to promote
cross-disciplinary discussion in the interest of making connections between
our fields.
Sceduled sessions include:  presentations of academic papers, film
screenings, informal discussion groups, poetry & prose readings.
Submissions might include, but are not limited to:  critical analysis of
popular culture, music or theatre performance pieces, mass culture,
regional culture, popular music and theatre performance, pop culture and
psychology, trends in pop culture, historical antecedents of current
phenomena, popular culture of the past, and popular fiction and poetry.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be mailed by Oct. 31st, 1996
to--Connections Conference, University of Kentucky, 1218 Patterson Office
Tower, Lexington, KY  40506.
For questions or more information please e-mail Geoff Dennes at
[log in to unmask] or Rebecca Weaver at [log in to unmask]
Panels now sceduled include Appalachian culture and Civil War re-enactors.
The panel on re-enactors will be preceded by a documentary film screening,
and the producers of the film will be on the panel along with several
members of the Kentucky Orphans Brigade re-enactment group.
We're deliberately keeping costs low to attract as many participants as
possible.  The registration fee is only $20.00, which includes refreshments
at a reception Friday night, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and light
snacks and beverages on Saturday afternoon.  We're also offering limited
accomodations in the homes of our graduate students.
We want the Connections Conference to be friendly for first time conference
participants.  We encourage submissions from first-time conference
participants or people who don't claim popular culture as a specialty.
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