Civil War & Reconstruction

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The American Civil War and Reconstruction


Popular Culture Association National Conference 2017
April 12-15, 2017
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
San Diego, California

The Civil War and Reconstruction Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is calling for papers on the American Civil War and Reconstruction for its national meeting, April 12-15 (Wednesday through Saturday), 2017 in San Diego, California.  Papers are welcome from a range of disciplines, and may explore any topic or “reading” of the War.  Past presentations have included such diverse subject areas as literature, photography, art, newspapers and journalistic history, counterfactual history, battle reenactments, music, politics, battle narratives, guerilla warfare, film, historiographical issues, women’s narratives, war games, secession politics, African-Americans at war, modern pop culture, memory and memorializing, battlefield preservation, and material culture.  Suggested special topics for this year could include the Confederate Battle Flag controversies, military politics, The 150th Commemoration and the Politics of Commemoration, and the cultural legacy of the War.

Acceptance of your paper obligates you to appear and make an oral presentation of your paper.  Sessions run for ninety minutes, and each presenter receives fifteen minutes, depending on the number of papers in each panel.  Please plan to stay within this time limit.  Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals.  Whole panel proposals are also welcome.

Please send an abstract of 100-250 words to:

Dr. Randal Allred,

Department of English,

Brigham Young University Hawaii

55-220 Kulanui St.

Laie, HI 96762 ,

phone (808) 675-3633, and fax (808) 675-3662.

Deadline:  Oct. 1, 2016

Please include in your proposal your address, school affiliation, e-mail, and telephone number.  Also, please submit your proposal online at