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Call for Papers — Popular Architecture and Built Environment: Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

April 18, 2010

Popular Architecture and Built Environment
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, VA
Thursday, October 28 – Saturday, October 30, 2009

Please submit proposals to:
Loretta Lorance, Area Chair
llorance@earthlink.net
PO Box 461, Inwood Station
New York, NY 10034

This area explores the ways that we shape and are shaped by the built
environment, individual structures, and architecture culture. It seeks
papers treating the theories, personalities, styles, and technologies that
influence buildings, city planning, and community design. The material
under consideration may be hypothetical or realized, fantastic or
practical, controversial or traditional, political or personal or any
combination of these. Topics from any time period and any culture are
welcome.

Previous papers include: “Navel of the Earth: Understanding a Late Archaic
Shell Ring on Saint Catherine’s Island, Georgia,” “Contemporary Native
Architecture in Humboldt County, California,” “Turning the Page: Structures
and Structuring in `House of Leaves’,” “Architecture & Identity in Lowell,
MA: Making a City Out of A Mill Town,” “Do Your Own Thing: American Pop
Culture & the Built Environment During the 1970s & 80s,” “Freedom & the
Endless Townscape: Popular Culture as Reflected in Broadacre City & Zelony
Gorod� and �Inwood � Not Washington Heights, Not the Bronx”

Undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals are encouraged to
submit proposals for individual papers, full panels, round table
discussions or alternative formats. Sliding scale registration fees apply.
For more information, please visit < http://www.mapaca.net > and click on conference.
Loretta Lorance

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