PCA/ACA

Folklore

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Call for papers: 

Folklore and Popular Culture

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2019 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Wardman Park Marriott

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

 

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.  As always, proposals addressing any topic concerning folklore studies are welcome; the list below is merely suggestive:

  • Folklore in Popular Culture/Folklore as Popular Culture
  • Folklore and the Digital Age
  • Influence of folklore on other forms of culture (literature, film, music, etc.)
  • Folklore and Religion
  • Folklore and Material Culture
  • The difference between oral and literary sources of tradition
  • Women in Folklore
  • Folklore and children
  • Uses of folklore
  • Folklore and Globalism/Regionalism/Localism
  • Illustrators/Illustration of folklore
  • Folklore and memory/memory studies
  • Symbolism in folklore
  • The relationship between folklore and literary history

 

Please note that ALL submissions must be made through this submission site: http://conference.pcaaca.org. For individual papers, please submit a title, 100-word abstract, and your contact information (name, institutional affiliation, email, and telephone). For themed paper/panel sessions of 4-6 people, each presenter must enter her/his own presentation at http://conference.pcaaca.org; the session chair should contact Dr. Edney to ensure the papers are curated as a panel.

 

(Although the site is pretty user friendly, find general instructions at

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ )

 

Travel and research grants are available: http://pcaaca.org/grants/

 

All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

 

Here is the schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates:

 

1 July                          Database Opens for Submissions

1 October                    Registration Opens

1 October                    Deadline for Paper Proposals

15 November              Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

1 December                Preliminary Program Available

15 December              “Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program

3 January 2019            Final Program to the Publisher

17-20 April 2019        conference Washington, D.C.

 

Please send all inquiries to the area chair:

Dr. Kathryn Edney
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Regis College
235 Wellesley Street, Weston MA 02493
kathryn.edney@regiscollege.edu

Area chairs

kathryn-edney-7594