Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CFP: Fashion and Middlebrow Modernism

"Fashion and Middlebrow Modernism
National Conference of the Popular & American Culture Association

April 20-23, 2011 San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association will hold its National Convention at San Antonio, Texas, on April 20-23, 2011. Proposals are now being accepted for a panel on Fashion and Middlebrow Modernism.

The conception of modernism has been expanded to include literature and culture outside high modernism and the avant-garde. This panel will explore the intersections of highbrow modernism with middlebrow modernism, as well as the development of middlebrow modernism outside of the avant-garde, through the discourses of fashion and beauty culture. Papers on a range of genres and topics are welcome, including:

Fiction, autobiography and biography
Literary production and reputation
Art and art collecting
High fashion
Ready to wear
Fashion cycles
Fashion markets
Designer furniture and d├ęcor
Popular Culture
Beauty culture
Children and fashion
Pets and fashion
Gender and sexuality and fashion
Class, race, age and fashion

Abstracts of 300-400 words may be submitted to Professor Lisa Walker (lwalker@usm.maine.edu) by December 15, 2010. Please include a working title and a brief biography of 100 words with your submission. Email submissions are preferred. Registration and conference information is available at http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php.

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