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>From: Midwest Modern Language Association <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: High & Low / Culture (3/6/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)
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>The Midwest Modern Language Association is soliciting paper proposals for
>its convention November 9-12 in Chicago.  Anyone interested in submitting
>an abstract for an individual paper on the theme of "High & Low / Culture,"
>is invited to email an abstract to [log in to unmask] by March 6, 2006.
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>Possible topics might include:
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>Bridging "The Great Divide"
>Art and craft/s
>Novel to film, film to novel
>Rhetoric and poetics
>Jazz, hip hop, rock & roll, and literature
>Slang, spanglish, and other variants in literature
>High middle ages, low middle ages
>Filming the canon
>Fan cultures
>The Wisdom of popular genres
>Cultural and subcultural capital
>Contact zones
>Cosmopolitanism
>Sensationalism
>Alternative public spheres
>Camp consumption and queer performativity
>Histories of high and low culture
>Cultural Studies
>The Aesthetic of ordiary life
>Feminist Popular Culture
>Vulgarity
>Between high and low
>What's lower than low?
>Merchant & Ivory, Barnes & Noble, Oprah & Faulkner
>Strange bedfellows
>Cultural gatekeeping
>Shifting technologies
>Issues of access
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>Please direct any questions to:
>Carolyn Jacobson
>Midwest Modern Language Association
>302 EPB
>Univ. of Iowa
>Iowa City, IA   52242-1408
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>Many more details are available online at
>http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla.  Abstracts are also being accepted for the many
>non-thematic panels listed online at
>http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/call_2006.html.
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>Midwest Modern Language Association
>302 English/Philosophy Building
>The University of Iowa
>Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1408
>http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/
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>Tel: 319/335-0331
>Fax: 319/335-3123

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