PCA/ACA

Gothic Literature, Film & Culture

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Call for papers: 

Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2020 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

April 15-18, 2020

Downtown Marriott, Philadelphia, PA

 

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

 

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

 

DEADLINE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019

 

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 November 1, 2019, to me at the address below.

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.

 

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.

 

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 of and abstracts for each paper

Contact information for each presenter

 

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

 

Please address any inquiries to:

 

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

 

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 1, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

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. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

Area chairs

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