Pop Culture Confab '11 – Call for Papers

Next year’s annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association will take place in San Antonio from April 20-23, 2011.  The conference in previous years has had a section devoted to the Vietnam War. Next year, that will be expanded to include all of America’s wars following World War II.

As was the case with the Vietnam area, all aspects of literature, history, culture and the arts involving the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the wars in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan–and from all sides–are relevant for discussion.

The call for proposals has just gone out for papers and panels. According to Mary Sue Ply, who coordinates the war section:  “All approaches and points of view—creative, scholarly, interdisciplinary, multicultural—are welcome:  film, literature, history, sociology, political science, linguistics, ethnicity, folklore, original fiction, poetry, drama, art, music, Vietnamese writers and artists and culture, non-American perspectives on any of these wars–whatever interests you about these wars and their genesis or aftermath.”

Send a 250-word abstract (including the title) for a paper or for a complete panel to the address below.  For each presenter, include name, department and university affiliation (where appropriate), mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address. And mention Arts of War on the Web if you do.

Mary Sue Ply
Department of English
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU 10861
Hammond, LA 70466
985-549-3383 (office)


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