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Call for Papers/Presentations: Colonial House: Historical Reality vs.
Reality TV

The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association: October 29 ˇV
30, 2004

Location: Newbury College, Brookline, Mass. 
Attention: Film, History and Culture Scholars (including Graduate Students)

PBS has just concluded its latest reality television production ˇ§Colonial
Houseˇ¨ to a series of mixed reviews and controversy. Following the
tradition established by previous historical home series, 1900 House (2000);
Frontier House (2002): Manor House (2003) Colonial House displayed the angst
and conflict inherent with modern day adventurers caught between historical
reality and reality TV. Colonial House captivated general audiences and
stirred debate among scholars interested in the trials and tribulations of
ˇ§time travelersˇ¨ taking up the challenges living in replicated historical
settings. 

The Colonial House area welcomes topics that may include but are not limited
to: 

"X      Gender/race/societal challenges the TV colonists faced
"X      The role of or lack of religiosity among the colonists
"X      Hierarchical challenges/issues
"X      Comparisons with other PBS Historical Homes series

Send a 150 (Word format via email attachment or by snail mail) word abstract
& brief CV by July 1, 2004 to: 

Dr. Ken Dvorak
Area Chair: Colonial House (NEPCA)
P.O. Box 34414 
Houston, TX 77234-4414
Email: [log in to unmask]

October 29 ˇV 30, 2004: The Northeast PCA/ACA (NEPCA) holds it 27th annual
conference at Newbury College, Brookline, Mass. Proposals (one page abstract
& brief CV) may be submitted by July 1 to the area chair. For conference
questions contact Lisa K. Boehm, Worcester State College, Department of
Urban Studies, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602 or check the NEPCA
web site for evolving conference details:
http://users.wpi.edu/~jphanlan/NEPCA.html 

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