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Call for papers: 

Folklore and Popular Culture: Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: April 15, 2020 – April 18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott Philadelphia on Market Street

 

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 1, 2019

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

 

DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES

October 1, 2019              Early Bird Registration Opens

November 1, 2019          Deadline for Paper Proposals

December 1, 2019          Early Bird Registration ENDS

January 1, 2020               Regular Registration ENDS

January 2, 2020               Late Registration BEGINS—be sure to reserve your spot in the program!

January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline

January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Registration for Presenters ENDS—participants who have not registered dropped from the program at the end of the day

FEBRUARY 2, 2020          REGISTRATION SYSTEM CLOSES at Midnight

March 1, 2020                 Non-Presenters Late Registration OPENS

April 15-18, 2020            Philly!

 

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

 

 

 

 

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