PCA/ACA

American Literature

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This Area is closed for submissions. 

 

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, which can be found on the organization’s website: https://pcaaca.org/. 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 jl@jillianwenburg.com.

 

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference

 

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.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Area chairs

Jillian L Wenburg

Nicole Freim