Call for Papers
The Soap Opera & Serialized Storytelling area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking paper submissions and abstracts for the joint meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association in Washington, DC, March 27-30, 2013.
Proposals and papers addressing all aspects of this important form of storytelling, from a variety of perspectives — historical, critical, economic, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, among others — are welcome.
Soap Operas, a mainstay of popular culture in the US and internationally, are grounded in the serialized nature of their storytelling. In today’s media landscape, the serialized narrative is alive and well as many popular series, distributed via a variety of platforms, utilize this form of storytelling to build and sustain audiences.
We welcome submissions that address “traditional” soap operas as well as other serialized narratives that share this unique and important structure.
Please submit your proposal directly on the database at http://ncp.pcaaca.org by December 7, 2012.
Please also send a copy of your paper and/or abstract of 250 words to:
Dr. Barbara J. Irwin
Department of Communication Studies
2001 Main Street