PCA/ACA

Gothic Literature, Film & Culture

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Accepts undergraduate submissions

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. Undergraduate presenters and mentors please see our undergraduate policy guidelines on the website.

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.

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).

 

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 for each paper or discussion

Contact information (see above) for each presenter

 

In general, the Associations discourage participants from requesting specific dates, but in special circumstances accommodations can be made.

 

Please address any questions, problems, inquiries, or hauntings to:

 

Louis H. Palmer, III

Gothic Chair
English Dept.
6 Alumni Drive
Castleton University
Castleton, VT 05735
Louis.palmer@castleton.edu


w(802) 468-1341
m (518) 409-1952
h(518) 639-8593


 


 

 

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

Louis Palmer