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Call for papers: 

Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference

April 15-18, 2020

Philadelphia, PA

 

Call for Papers: American Literature

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019

 

The American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association invites submissions for our National Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.

 

The area seeks to represent the diversity of American literature and literary studies, and as such welcomes 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: For instance, papers may consider literary representations, explore historical implications, offer theoretical readings, examine thematic parallels, or adopt other interpretive paradigms. We also encourage proposals that explore intersections of American literature and popular culture—such as film, music, television, theater, visual arts, and fashion—and those that offer treatments of 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 at https://conference.pcaaca.org/. Decisions pertaining to the status of proposals will be communicated within two weeks of receipt. To learn more about the organization, visit http://pcaaca.org.

 

If you would like more information, or if you have any questions, please contact the American Literature Area Chair:

 

Corey M. Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

5500 Wabash Avenue

Terre Haute, IN 47803-3920

taylor13@rose-hulman.edu

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 1, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully  registered for the conference.


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

Area chairs

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