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Hi,

	With apologies for cross-posting, I am attaching the CFP for this  
year's MAPACA conference. There is a dedicated Film Studies section,  
although Film-focused papers are certainly welcomed in any relevant  
Area in the list below:

Call for Papers MAPACA 2009

Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
Annual Conference – Thursday, November 5 - Saturday, November 7, 2009
Hilton Boston Logan Airport

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)  
invites
academics, graduate and undergraduate students, independent scholars,  
and
artists to submit papers for the annual conference as listed above. An
inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of Popular
Culture and American Culture in all their multidisciplinary  
manifestations,
MAPACA hosts presentations in a wide range of areas. Please send by e- 
mail
a one-page abstract to the appropriate area chair by June 15, 2009.  
Include
a brief bio with your proposal. Single papers, as well as 3- or 4-person
panels and roundtables, are encouraged. Sliding scale registration fees
apply.

For conference information: www.mapaca.net

MAPACA Areas & Area Chairs

American Studies
Brian E. Hack
Kingsborough CC CUNY
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& Caterina Y. Pierre
Kingsborough CC CUNY
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Art
Janna Eggebeen
Ontario College of Art and Design
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Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages & the  
Renaissance
Diana Vecchio
Widener University
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Children & Childhood Studies
Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic
Rutgers - The State University
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Comics, Cartoons &Video Games
Gary Earl Ross
University at Buffalo, SUNY
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Death in American Culture
J. Joseph Edgette
Widener University
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& Richard Sauers
Lenape Investment Corp.
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Design and Decorative Art
Sarah Lichtman
Parsons, The New School for Design
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Detective Fiction
Alexander Howe
U. of the District of Columbia
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Disability Studies
Katherine McMahon
University at Buffalo
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Environment & Culture
Tara Weiss
Kingsborough CC CUNY
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Fashion, Appearance & Material Culture
Aeran Park
Mount Mary College
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Film Studies
Ralph R. Donald
So. IL U at Edwardsville
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Food & Culture
Jill Nussel
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
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Harry Potter Phenomenon
Richard Currie
Coll. of Staten Island, CUNY
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Horror
Lisa Miller
Pace University
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Internet Culture
Mary Lou Nemanic
Penn State – Altoona
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J.R.R. Tolkien & C.S. Lewis: Books & Films
Bill Mistichelli
Penn State - Abington
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Latino/a Studies
Randolph D.J. Ortiz
St. Johns University
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Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/
Transgender/Queer Studies
Cathy Leaker
Empire State College
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Music & Culture
Scott Henderson
Brock University
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Native American Studies
Ron Denson
Ithaca College
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Popular Architecture and the Built Environment
Loretta Lorance
School of Visual Arts
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Popular Culture & Activism
Chloé Avril
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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Popular Literary Landscapes
Bill Mistichelli
Penn State, Abington
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Popular Novels
Anne K. Kaler
Independent Scholar
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Religion & Popular Culture
Pam Detrixhe
Temple University
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Rock & Roll Culture
Thomas Kitts
St. John's University
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Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Cathy Leaker
Empire State College
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Sexuality & Erotica
Gary Earl Ross
University at Buffalo, SUNY
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Sports
Robert Trumpbour
Penn State Altoona
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Technology & Culture
Lois Ascher
Wentworth Institute
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Television
Scott Ash
Nassau Community College
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Theater and Performance Studies
Jason Davids Scott
University of California Santa Barbara
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Travel & Tourism
Jennifer Erica Sweda
University of Pennsylvania
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Urban Culture
Blagovesta Momchedjikova
New York University/TSOA
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Violence  & Society
Gary Earl Ross
University at Buffalo, SUNY
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Visual Culture
Tracey Bowen
University of Toronto
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War
Matthew B. Hill
Coppin State University
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Women’s Studies
Annalisa Castaldo
Widener University
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Working Class Studies
Mary Lou Nemanic
Penn State – Altoona
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Special Session: Fan Fiction
Lisa Miller
Pace University
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Special Session: G.K. Chesterton
Jill Kriegel
Florida Atlantic University
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Special Session: Tattoos and Tattooing
Loretta Lorance
School of Visual Arts
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Miscellaneous/Not Sure Where
Marilyn Stern
Wentworth Institute of Technology
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