PCA/ACA

Folklore

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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

 

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. 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 send all inquiries to the area chair:

Dr. Kathryn Edney
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
 

 

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

Kathryn Edney