RARA-AVIS: Conspiracy Culture Conference CFP

E J M Duggan (ejmd@mcmail.com)
Tue, 06 Jan 1998 11:38:23 -0800 I thought the following Conference & CFP may be of interest to fellow
Subject: Fwd: Conspiracy Culture Conf CFP
  Date:  Mon, 5 Jan 1998 20:42:08 -0500
  From:  Donovan Synmoie <100624.3066@compuserve.com>
    To:  Eddie Duggan <eddie.duggan@suffolk.ac.uk>, Eddie Duggan
<ejmd@mcmail.com>, "me@suffolk" <donovan.synmoie@suffolk.ac.uk>

Thanks for email, Ed - is this up your street?
Subject: Conspiracy Culture Conf CFP Sent: 19/12/97 10:50 pm Received: 29/12/97 12:12 am From: Phil Landon, landon@charm.net Reply-To: Popular Culture & American Culture Associations/H-Net Discussio, H- To: Multiple recipients of list H-PCAACA, H-PCAACA@h-net.msu.edu

at King Alfred's College, Winchester, UK, 17th-19th July, 1998
We invite contributions from a wide range of disciplines on any aspect of the culture of conspiracy, paranoia & alternative knowledges, focusing predominantly -- but not exclusively -- on the United States, and on the period 1945 to the present.

Topics could include:
* New World Order & globalisation * Racial and ethnic paranoia, eg ghetto drugs * Sexual paranoia * Aliens & ufos, eg Roswell & Area 51 * National security state and freedom of information * Assassinations and cover-ups * Conspiracy on film and TV, eg _The X-Files_ * Viruses and body panics * Paranoid literature (eg Pynchon, Burroughs, DeLillo) * Conspiracy and the Internet * Postmodern theory: fragmentation & connectedness
Keynote Speakers:
* Elaine Showalter * Patrick O'Donnell
King Alfred's College is set on a green campus site in Winchester within walking distance of the city centre. The city offers many sites of historical interest, including the medieval Cathedral and (allegedly) King Arthur's round table. There are many facilities for the visitor, and a full range of shops, restaurants and pubs. Winchester is an hour by rail from London Waterloo. Accommodation, meals, and all Conference sessions will take place on the campus. There are concessions for graduate students and for the un-waged. Please contact Alasdair Spark for a registration form or for details of fees.

To propose a paper, please send abstracts (100-200 words) by January 30th 1998 (or soon after), or for further details contact:
Alasdair Spark Peter Knight American Studies American Studies Program King Alfred's College New York University Winchester, Hants 285 Mercer St, 8th Floor SO22 4NR New York, NY10003 UK USA Fax: +44 (0)1 962 827 458 Fax: 212 995 4371 A.Spark@wkac.ac.uk pgk2@is7.nyu.edu

Visit our Conspiracy Culture Web page at http://www.wkac.ac.uk/research/ccc

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