PCA/ACA

Civil War & Reconstruction

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Accepts undergraduate submissions

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, April 13-16, 2022 (Wednesday through Saturday). 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, soldiers’ memoirs, 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 Quakers and other pacifists in wartime, Confederate Battle Flag controversies, Northern intellectuals at war, military politics, the Politics of Commemoration, the Rhetoric of Secession, and Abolitionists and 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, if they have a sponsor.  Whole panel proposals are also welcome. 

 

Please contact:

Dr. Randal Allred, 

52 East 2075 South 

Orem, UT 84058 

randal.allred@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/
  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.     

 

 

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01-Sept-21 Submissions Open 
01-Oct-21 Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21 Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21 Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22 Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22 Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22 Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022

PCA Conference in Seattle, WA

 

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.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022

 

Conference location

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please do not make hotel reservations until we establish the individualized link for our room block. 

 

Submission Information

The submission deadline is November 15, 2021.

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Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

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Area chairs

Randal Allred