Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2017 National Conference
San Diego, CA
April 12-15, 2017
Call for Papers: American Literature
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2016
The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2017 National Conference, to be held April 12-15 in San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marina.
Papers may concern any work(s) of American literature from the colonial era to the present. A range of critical approaches is welcomed: For instance, presentations may consider issues of representation, explore historical implications, offer theoretical readings, or examine thematic parallels. Treatments of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality are encouraged, as are proposals about the intersections of American literature and popular culture, including but not limited to fashion, film, music, television, theater, and visual arts.
Interested individuals should submit a titled, 200-word abstract and contact information—name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mail and email addresses, and telephone number—by October 1, 2016. Decisions pertaining to the status of proposals will be communicated within two weeks of receipt.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, or if you have any questions, please contact the American Literature Area Chair:
Corey Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue, CM 91
Terre Haute, IN 47803-3920