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Call for papers: 

Call for Papers: 2019 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference—Biographies Area: Washington, DC (April 17-20, 2019)


Submission Deadline: 10/1/18


The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held on Wednesday April 17 through Saturday April 20, 2019 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, DC. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.


The Biographies Area is soliciting papers that examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged. Potential topics might include:
– Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater
– Biography and film
– Biography and criminal justice
– Television programs about biography
– Biography and urban legends
– Biography and folklore
– Biography and literature
– Scholarly Biography
– Controversial Biography
– Psychoanalysis and Biography
– Historical Biography
– Political Biography
– Autobiography

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The deadline is October 1, 2018.

(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/


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


Below 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.!


Thank you for your interest!


Please direct any queries to the Biographies Area chair:
Susie Skarl
Associate Professor/Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
Las Vegas, NV 89154
susie.skarl@unlv.edu OR susieskarl@gmail.com


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