PCA/ACA

Civil War & Reconstruction

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Accepts undergraduate submissions
Call for papers: 

 

 

 

Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

National Conference 2021

 

The American Civil War and Reconstruction

 

The Civil War and Reconstruction Area of the Popular Culture /American Culture Association is calling for papers on the American Civil War and Reconstruction for its national meeting, June 2-5, 2021 (Wednesday through Saturday), in Boston, Massachusetts.  Papers are welcome from a range of disciplines, and may explore any topic or “reading” of the War.  Past presentations have included such diverse subject areas as journals and letters, literature, photography, art, newspapers and journalistic history, counterfactual history, battle reenactments, music, Civil War politics, battle narratives, guerilla warfare, film, historiographical issues, women’s narratives, women in combat, war games, secession politics, African-Americans at war, Veterans’ organizations, modern pop culture, battlefield preservation, and material culture.  Suggested special topics for this year could include New England intellectuals and the morality of war or of slavery, Quakers and other pacifists in wartime, Northern Women in War, Confederate History, the Rhetoric of Secession, monuments and memory, Abolitionists and their response to the War, and the popular cultural legacy of the War.

 

Acceptance of your paper obligates you to appear and make an oral presentation.  Sessions run for ninety minutes, and each presenter receives fifteen minutes to present, depending on the number of papers in each panel.  Please plan to stay within this time limit.  Graduate students are especially welcome to submit proposals—as are undergraduates, with a sponsor.  Whole panel proposals are also welcome.

 

Please send an abstract of 100-250 words to:

Dr. Randal Allred,

52 East 2075 South

Orem, UT 84058

allredr@byuh.edu

phone (808) 277-0397.

 

 

When you submit, do THREE things:

  1. Join the PCA/ACA, if you are not currently a member. A page will pop up before you can submit.  Individuals must be current, paid members to submit to the conference.
  2. Please submit your proposal online at https://pcaaca.org/conference/presentation .
  3. Please send me a copy of your proposal via e-mail.  Be sure to include in your proposal your mailing address, school affiliation, faculty rank, e-mail, and telephone number. Note if you are a grad student or an independent scholar.     

 

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-May-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

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.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Randal Allred