Monday, April 14, 2014

CFP Heroes in Popular Culture (4/30/14; Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference)

Location: Indiana, United States
Call for Papers Date: 2014-04-30 (in 16 days)
Date Submitted: 2014-04-08
Announcement ID: 212906
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 3-4, 2014

Indianapolis, IN

JW Marriott Indianapolis

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons

-Video games and the experience of vicarious heroism

-Connections between violence and heroism

-The gendering of heroism

-Heroines in young adult fiction

-Anti-heroes in film and television

-Heroes and religion/mythology

-Hero worship

-Real world heroes in the news and biographies

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Heroes in Popular Culture to the Heroes in Popular Culture area,

Any questions? Please email Jef Burnham at,

More information about the conference can be found at

Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants:

Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the 250 word abstract. Also, please indicate in your submission whether your presentation will require an LCD Projector.

Jef Burnham
DePaul University
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