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Call for papers: 

FOLKLORE AND POPULAR CULTURE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2021 NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Boston, MA: June 2-5, 2021 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel

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

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  November 16, 2020

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
  • Folklore and Gender
  • Folklore and children
  • Uses of folklore
  • Folklore and Globalism/Regionalism/Localism
  • Illustrators/Illustrations of and in folklore
  • Folklore and memory/memory studies
  • Symbolism in folklore
  • The relationship between folklore and fairy tale studies/literary studies/anthropology

 

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.  This area does not accept proposals from undergraduate students.

 

Please Note: In order to submit a conference proposal, submitter’s membership must be current for the 2020-21 year.

 

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

 

 

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston

 

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. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.