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Call for papers: 




Wardman Park Marriott

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org


For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/




We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.


Call for papers: 

Papers having to do with any aspect of military or civilian experiences during any armed conflict or the various representations of those experiences are welcomed.

Papers discussing the representation of war—particularly World War I and II—are especially welcomed.  Papers may address fiction, historical narrative, memoirs, film, theater, comics, computer gaming, pedagogy, or any other area of popular culture. Papers may also consider the theoretical aspects of representation and how they expand or limit the possibilities of representing the wartime experience. Additionally, papers addressing any aspect of the impact of armed conflict on participants or nonparticipants will be welcomed.


Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to http://conference.pcaaca.org.



(Although the site is pretty user friendly, find general instructions at

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ )


Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/


Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.


Please include the following:


Panel Title

Name and contact information for the Panel Chair

Titles and abstracts of each paper

Contact information for each presenter


All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.


Here is the schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates:


1 July                                     Database Opens for Submissions

1 October                            Registration Opens

1 October                            Deadline for Paper Proposals

15 November                    Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

1 December                       Preliminary Program Available

15 December                     “Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program

3 January 2019   Final Program to the Publisher

17-20 April 2019                Washington, D.C.!


Please send all inquiries to co-chairs:


Sally Parry

Illinois State University

College of Arts and Sciences

Normal, IL 61790-4100

(309) 438-5669





Robert McLaughlin

Illinois State University



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