CFP Indian Popular Culture Area

Posted on Mar 16, 2016

CFP Indian Popular Culture Area

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016

Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to Indian Popular culture

Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Star Studies: What makes the Star Culture of India different than other countries?
  • Indian popular culture among the Diaspora: How has it spread worldwide and why?
  • Textual Analysis of a Particular Film: What is it that makes a film like Bajrangi Bhaijaan popular?  Why did Dilwale do better overseas than at home?  Why is Andaz Apna Apna a cult classic?
  • Indian popular culture and Social issues: What does Indian popular culture say about women?  Minorities?  Religion?

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Indian popular culture to the Indian Popular Culture area at: 

(Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the 250 word abstract.)

More information about the conference can be found at:

Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants:

Contact Info:

Margaret Redlich

India Area Chair, Midwest Popular Culture Association

Contact Email:

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