Gothic Literature, Film & Culture

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Call for papers: 

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers





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/




We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, media, performance or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

You can propose an individual paper or a panel session of three or four presenters. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit papers or panels.

Individual papers will be grouped into sessions based on historical, thematic, disciplinary or critical affinities. Participants will be asked to serve as session chairs. Sessions are scheduled in one-and-a-half hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per session, so individual papers should be limited to a length of approximately 10-15 minutes.

Submit a one-page (250-500 word) proposal or abstract (via regular mail, fax, or email) complete with your name, 
affiliation, address and phone number by October 1, 2018, to:

Louis H. Palmer, III
English Dept.
6 Alumni Drive
Castleton University
Castleton, VT 05735
w(802) 468-1341
fax (802) 468-6045
h(518) 639-8593


All presenters must be (or become) members of the PCA or ACA and must 
register for the conference. Membership and registration forms will be 
sent upon presentation acceptance. Paper acceptance obligates participants 
to present the paper at the conference, and multiple submissions to 
different areas are not allowed. Please note that you must be present at 
the conference to read your own paper.


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

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


Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to http://conference.pcaaca.org.


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


Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.


Please include the following:


Panel Title

Name and contact information for the Panel Chair

Titles and abstracts of each paper

Contact information for each presenter


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      Washington, D.C.!


Please address any inquiries to:


Louis H. Palmer, III
English Dept.
6 Alumni Drive
Castleton University
Castleton, VT 05735
w(802) 468-1341
fax (802) 468-6045
h(518) 639-8593


Area chairs