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Call for papers: 

THIS AREA ACCEPTS PROPOSALS FROM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. 

 

The American Civil War and Reconstruction

 

Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

National Conference 2020 in Philadelphia

 

April 15-18, 2020

 

PHILADELPHIA MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN

1201 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

The Civil War and Reconstruction Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is calling for papers on the American Civil War and Reconstruction for its national meeting, April 15-18, 2020 (Wednesday through Saturday), in Washington, DC.  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 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 Quakers and other pacifists in wartime, the Gettysburg campaign, Confederate History, monuments and memory, 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

randal.allred@byuh.edu ,

phone (808) 277-0397.

 

Deadline:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

  1.  Please submit your proposal online at https://pcaaca.org/conference/2020/submitting-paper-proposal-pca-conference-april-15-18-2020
  2. Also, 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 whether you are a grad student, or an independent scholar.

 

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 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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