The Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture
Association will once again be sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL
REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE (formerly entitled “Classical Myths
in Recent Literature and Film”) at the 30th Annual meeting to be held
February 24-28, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown
Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary
culture are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following
themes are particularly welcome:

Classical themes in contemporary art
Classical references in popular music
Classics and Western film
Classic sword and sandal films
Modern representations of Greek and Roman women
Roman history in contemporary literature and film
Classical references in advertising and marketing
Classics on the internet
Classical representations in popular culture and pedagogy

Other possible topics include (but are not limited to): film versions of
ancient myths; modern adaptations of Classical material in film,
television, music, or literature; the Classical heroic figure in modern
film or literature; Classical period historical fiction in modern film
or literature; Greek epic or drama in popular culture; and Greek and
Roman mythology in children's film, television, or literature.
Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.

Submit abstracts of 500 words or fewer to Kirsten Day at
kirstenday AT The priority deadline for abstract submissions is
NOVEMBER 15, 2008, and the final deadline is DECEMBER 1, 2008.
Information about the site, travel, graduate student awards, guest
speakers, special events, a complete list of areas, and other conference
matters can be found on the conference website:

See you in Albuquerque!