PCA/ACA

Children’s and YA Literature and Culture

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Call for papers: 

Children’s and YA Literature & Culture

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2020 Popular Culture Association Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA, Wednesday, April 15 through Saturday, April 18, 2020. The Children’s and YA Literature and Culture Area invites presentations for papers on any aspect of children’s and YA popular culture: material culture, media, games, advertising, literature, and so on. Past topics have included recent films/television series; technology and social media; books, authors, and series; and issues and trends in children’s and YA literature and culture such as race, gender, and sexuality, dystopian fiction, the controversy about adults reading YA fiction, and environmentalism. New approaches to classic children’s and young adult literature and culture are also welcome.

 

As part of the PCA’s 50th anniversary celebration, we’re particularly interested in papers focused on children’s and YA literature and culture also reaching this milestone (e.g., Frog and Toad Are Friends, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, In the Night Kitchen, The Trumpet of the Swan, Runaway Ralph, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret; etc.), though we welcome papers about any topic related to children’s and YA literature and culture.

 

PCA encourages interdisciplinary approaches to popular culture in its presentations, which should be 15-20 minutes long. The deadline for submissions of a 100-200-word abstract is November 1, 2019. Please include your university affiliation if you have one, your telephone number, and your email address.

 

ALL PROPOSALS AND ABSTRACTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PCA DATABASE.

Please do NOT submit papers to more than one session of PCA/ACA at the same time. Also be sure of having travel funds should your paper be accepted. Do NOT submit a paper unless you feel confident of attending the conference. No shows are noted.

Send inquiries to (Note: The actual proposals are to be sent directly to the PCA online site):

 

Dr. Amie Doughty

322 Netzer Admin

English Department

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY 13820

E-mail (preferred) Amie.Doughty@oneonta.edu

You can also find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/chlitcultpca and Twitter @chlitcult_pca

 

For additional information and instructions go to www.pcaaca.org

 

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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