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 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

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.

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

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Area chairs

Randal Allred