Archive for May, 2013

  1. CFP: Disability and Popular Culture, MPCA/ACA

    Posted on May 1st, 2013 by Hannah Tweed

    Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA) 2013 Conference
    11th-13th October 2013
    St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

    Extended Deadline: 15 May 2013

    The Disability & Popular Culture area of the MPCA invites proposals (or abstracts) for papers on any aspect of the intersection of disability and popular culture.  All topics, approaches, and perspectives related to disability and popular culture are welcome. Papers may address theoretical, methodological, empirical, or pedagogical concerns. Interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged, as are discussions of new directions in disability studies and popular culture studies.

    The conference CFP and general conference information are available at:

    Proposals/abstracts must be submitted at the MPCA submission site:  Proposals should be 250-500 words, and must be submitted by May 15, 2013.

    Please note the availability of travel grants for graduate students:

    Inquiries may be directed to Asim Ali, the Disability & Popular Culture area chair, at

    Asim Ali
    Disability & Popular Culture Area Chair
    Department of American Studies
    University of Maryland