PCA/ACA

American Literature

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The area seeks to represent the diversity and vibrancy of American literature and literary studies. We accept presentations about works in any genre(s) of American literature, from the colonial era to the twenty-first century. We welcome a range of critical approaches. Papers may consider literary representations, explore historical implications and their impact presently, offer theoretical readings, draw thematic parallels, and/or adopt other interpretive paradigms. The area also encourages proposals that examine intersections of American literature and popular culture—such as film, music, television, theater, visual arts, and fashion—and those that analyze race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and national and individual identity in American literature.

 

Please submit an abstract of 200-250 words through the PCA submission database. Decisions pertaining to the status of proposals will be communicated by the area chair within two weeks of receipt. Submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website. Individuals must be current, paid members to submit to the conference.

 

If you would like more information, or if you have any questions, please contact the American Literature Area Chair: Dr. Jillian L. Wenburg at [email protected].

 

 

2023 Conference Dates and Deadlines

15 Aug-22                                            2022 Conference Information Available on Website
15 Sept-22 Submissions Open 
07 Oct-22 Early Bird Registration Begins
20 Dec-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
02 Jan-23 Early Bird Registration Ends
03 Jan-23 Regular Registration Begins
13 Jan-23 Preliminary Schedule Available
01 Feb-23 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
17 Mar-23 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
 5-8 April-23

conference in San ANTONIO, TX

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Submit a Paper Proposal for the 2023 PCA Conference: 

Submissions for paper proposals are now open. The submission deadline is December 20, 2022. Please be sure you read and understand all instructions, policies, and procedures before you submit your proposal. 

 

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Area chairs

Jillian L Wenburg